7th Division of the People’s Militia of the Baumanskiy District of Moscow was Formed in This Building in 1941
The 7th Moscow Rifle Division of the People’s Militia of the Baumanskiydistrict was formed from July 3 to July 6, 1941. The division commander was Brigade Commander I.V. Zaikin, a teacher of general tactics at the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze. He died in the battles near Vyazma. The military commissar of the division was P.M. Lukin. The Baumanskaya division included workers and students of about a hundred enterprises and institutions of the Baumanskiydistrict, the largest of which there were the Bauman Technical Institute, the Institute of Chemical Engineering, the Aerodynamic Institute, the Engineering and Economic Institute named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. Since July 9, the division has been stationed in the area Khimki, where new recruits were trained. On July 16, the division was relocated to Volokolamsk to create the Mozhaisk line of defense. Since the end of July, the division has been transferred to the eastern bank of the Dnieper near Dorogobuzh for the construction of the Rzhev-Vyazma defensive line. By the order of Stavka of July 30, together with other divisions of the People’s militia, it became part of the 32nd Army of the Reserve Front. Due to the deteriorating situation on the Western and Reserve Fronts after the Battle of Smolensk, the Baumanskaya Division was ordered on August 4 to occupy the line near Vyazma and Dorogobuzh. Here the soldiers took the oath. A memorial plaque has been erected in memory of the formation of the 7th Division of the People’s Militia of the Bauman district of Moscow.
Address: Moscow, Baumanskaya str., 40