Units of the 17th Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy District of Moscow Were Formed in This Building in 1941
The 17th Moscow Rifle Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy district was formed from July 3 to July 6, 1941. The Commander was Colonel P.S. Kozlov, the military commissar was I.S. Kuvshinov. Honorary name of the 17th Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy district of Moscow is Bobruisk Red Banner. The combat path of the 17th Moscow Rifle Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy district was Spas-Demensk, defence on the Nara River, defeat of the Germans near Moscow, Maloyaroslavets, Meden, Yukhnov, Shizdra, Ludinovo, forcing the Desna and Dnieper, Bobruisk, Osipovichi, Slonim, Zekrau, Braunsberg, Frisches-Huff. The division was formed on July 6, 1941 at the Moscow Institute of National Economy named after Plekhanov (address: 28, Stremyanny Lane). Volunteers from the Moskvoretskiy and Sverdlovskiy districts of Moscow, as well as employees of the Electromechanical Plant named after Vladimir Ilyich, the Leather Factory, the Frunze Cotton Factory, the First Model Printing House, the Goznak factory, the Kalinin worsted spinning factory, the Mazevsky furniture Factory, the Gazoapparat and Steklomashina factories, joined the division. In total, more than 7,000 volunteers signed up for the People’s militia of the Moskvoretskiy district. On July 18, the division was transferred for the construction of the Mozhaisk line of defence, as part of the 33rd Army, it was concentrated in the area of Spas-Demensk. On August 8, at the village of Palkovo, the division received banners and took the oath. On September 19, the division was transformed into the 17th Rifle Division. A memorial plaque has been erected in memory of the formation of the 17th Division of the People’s Militia of the Moskvoretskiy district of Moscow.
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