Kremlin Regiment

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Kremlin Regiment (also called The Presidential Regiment, Russian: Кремлëвский полк , Президентский полк ) is a unique military regiment, a part of Russian Federal Protective Service with the status of a special unit. The regiment ensures the security of the Kremlin and its treasures and guards the highest state officials. Meanwhile in accordance with a federal law of December 8, 1997 "On Immortalizing the Soviet People’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" the regiment maintains a guard of honor at the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The regiment is housed in the historic Kremlin Arsenal.


As the leaders of the Soviet Union had moved from Petrograd to the Moscow Kremlin in the early 1918, their protection was entrusted to the Red Latvian Riflemen, under the command of the Commandant's of the Kremlin. In September 1918, the Latvian Riflement left for the fronts of the Civil War, and replaced in the Kremlin by the cadets of 1st Soviet United Military School of RKKA named after VTSIK that was redeployed into the Kremlin for this purpose.

In October 1935, the officer's school was moved from Kremlin, and a Special Purpose Battalion (since April 8, 1936, Special Purpose Regiment) was created to replace them in the Kremlin guard duty. On January 28, 1936, the battalion - and the Kremlin Garrison (Komendatura Kremlya), to which it was subordinated - were transferred from the People's Commissariat of...
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