In the book, the author tells the story of the construction Kolyvan-Kuznetsk defensive line of XVIII century in the Altai, the question of formation of the Cossack class. Much space is devoted in her current state of the remains of fortresses and outposts. Interesting tourist routes offered by the author for the former defensive line.
Most of the drawings and diagrams, which give an idea of \u200b\u200bthe Russian military fortification art of that time, published for the first time.
The book is intended for a wide circle of readers. Useful and interesting it will be for the students.
The book has illustrations.
Artist: O. Falkova. Year: 1975.
File format Word. Excerpt: "... From 1758 on the South Siberian line became directed by turns garrison Cossack units of the Don and Yaik Cossack troops - 1,000 Cossacks two years. They are periodically replaced Bashkir troops and Cossacks Meshcheryakov. Of course, not all the Yaik, Don, Bashkir Cossacks returned back, some of them locked in place. Take into garrisons of free peasants, were recorded in the service of landowners exiled peasants from the central provinces. In 1770, for example, we were sent here 138 Cossacks, who participated in the anti-feudal movement, and incorporated them into the army. So from disparate elements of the Cossack class in the Kolyvan-Kuznetsk defensive line. Cossacks settlers illegally seized the land around hocks and redoubts made plowing. The land they consider the state, and no restrictions on this account did not exist. Moreover, even at first the soldiers were obliged to engage in arable farming. However, to combine military service and peasant labor was hard. In 1770 garrisons lines were exempted from tillage ... "Download Alexey Sergeev. Secrets of the Altai fortresses.
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