Officers uniform Semenovsky regiment, during Catherine II (1756-62)
Russian soldier, c. 1916 Kuopio, Finland
Russian troops waiting for the signal to go over the top in Ternopil, Ukraine on 1 July 1917. At the end of 1915 German-Austrian advance was stopped on the Ternopil line. The general outline of this front did not change until the fall of the Russian monarchy in 1917.
Mitsubishi Ki-2 (九三式双軽爆撃機
Army Type 93 Twin-engine Light Bomber
Private and a senior officer of the cavalry regiment of the Kostroma militia, Russia, 1813-1814
Petr Evgenievich Kazansky. Second Lieutenant, 138 Bolkhovsky Perekh. regiment
“Army Cuirassier Helmet” Imperial Russia, 1808-1827 [1441×1919]
Ki-100 fighters at akeno airbase in March 1945.
Imperial Russian Army soldiers armed with Arisaka rifles, 1916.
Grenadier Cap of the Yaroslavsky Musketeer Regiment from the Russian Empire dated to 1805 on display at the Danish War Museum in Copenhagen
Grenadiers came into existence during the late 1600′s in most armies as the small grenades, when thrown en mass, could cause devastation in the tight formations of infantry. Grenadiers would wear the mitre cap to allow them to sling their muskets properly as a tricorn hat would have gotten in the way. Though the use of grenadiers had waned by the early 19th century the trappings and status’s of the regiments were kept on.
Photographs taken by myself 2018