Register of the Nikolai Vasil'evich Orlov Writings

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Title: Nikolai Vasil'evich Orlov writings
Date: 1940
Collection Number: 2000C108
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Relates to the Russian imperial Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa progranichnoi strazhi.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Orlov, Nikolai Vasil'evich


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolai Vasil'evich Orlov Writings, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


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Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a manuscript history of the Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa pogranichnoi strazhi, 1898-1917, compiled by one of its officers.
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
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Colonel N. V. Orlov served most of his military career in the Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa pogranichnoi strazhi (Transamur district of the Russian border guard), and commanded its Fourteenth Regiment during the First World War.
His handwritten history of the Zaamurtsy covers the history of this district and its troops from its formation in 1898 until its dissolution (along with the entire Russian army) in 1917. Following this dissolution, Orlov returned to Harbin, where in 1918 he participated in forming a new unit to guard the Chinese Eastern Railway. This Okhrannaia strazha disarmed the pro-Bolshevik railroad regiments then in place, and formed the basis for the military force of the Chinese Eastern Railway. When Chinese troops took over its barracks in March 1920, the Okhrannaia strazha was disbanded and Orlov retired. Wounded in battle and crippled in the use of both his hands, Orlov's five-volume history is a monument to his own perseverance as much as it is to the soldiers he writes about.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia. Otdel'nyi korpus pogranichnoi strazhi.
Russia--Armed Forces.

Box: 1-2

Writings, [1940]

Scope and Contents note

Holograph entitled "Zaamurtsy, 1898-1917 g.g."
Box: 1

WRITINGS, [1940]

Scope and Contents note

Historical work entitled "Zaamurtsy, 1898-1917 g.g." Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 1 : 1-5


Box/Folder: 2 : 6-8


Box/Folder: 2 : 9-10

Appendix consisting of correspondence, maps and diagrams