17th Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy District of Moscow was Formed in This Building in 1941

The 17th Moscow Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy district was a military unit of the Red Army of the USSR Armed Forces that took part in the Great Patriotic War. The division was formed on July 6 , 1941 at the Moscow Institute of National Economy named after G.V. Plekhanov at the address: Stremyanny Lane, 28. On July 9, the division marched through Kaluga Square along the Kaluga and Warsaw highways from Moscow in a south-westerly direction. By the evening of the same day, the division reached a field camp located in the villages of Letovo and Sosenki. In the camp, the division was replenished with volunteers from the Lublinskiy and Kashirskiy districts of the Moscow region, as well as employees of enterprises of the Pavlovskiy Posad. On July 18, the division was transferred to the construction of the Mozhaisk line of defense in the Ilyinskoye –Sergeyevka area. On July 21, weapons, uniforms and shoes were received. On July 31, after the creation of the Reserve Front, the division as part of the 33rd Army was concentrated in the area of Spas-Demensk. On August 1, the division occupied positions southwest of the Warsaw Highway along the Yablonovo – Podlesnaya – Krisilino – Osinovka line. On August 8, at the village of Palkovo, the division received banners and took the oath. On August 26, the division was transferred to the organization and staffing of the reduced rifle division. On September 19, the division was transformed into the 17th Infantry Division, which participated in subsequent hostilities.

Address: Moscow, Stremyanny lane, 28, p. 1