National units in the Caucasus

The first units of the Caucasus and Transcaucasia local inhabitants were formed in the early 19th century. Subsequently, units were formed of people from Georgia, Dagestan, Kabarda, Ingushetia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other regions. Those formations took part in the Caucasian war on the side of the Russian Empire, as well as in the wars with Persia and Turkey, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, and World War I.

The exhibition shows paintings and photos of representatives of those units, approved samples of clothing and equipment, weapons that were used in those formations.
Caucasian sabre
Circassia (?). 1878. The scabbard bears the inscription "Carse 1878". From the collection of A. D. Gnedovsky
Caucasian sabre "for bravery" with the sign of the order of St. Anna, 4th degree for non-Christians, with a scabbard
Circassia. The end of the XIX century. From the collection of G. V. Meyzerov
powder flask with a sling
Georgia. The middle of the XIX century. From the collection of A. A. Ataev
Caucasian sabre with the inscription "For bravery"
Dagestan. Blade – XVIII century. Finish by Dagestani masters. The end of the XIX century. From the collection of Yu. V. Makarov
Sabre with the inscription "for bravery"
Georgia. Made by master Mualim Masaz. The 2nd half of the XIX century. From the collection of V. R. Mangutov
Chief officer of the Transcaucasian horse-Muslim regiment on maneuvers in Kalish in 1835
1837. Artist L. I. Kiel. From the collection of K. V. Zhuromsky
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