Podesaul

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pod”esaul

 

a commissioned officer’s rank in the cossack troops of the Russian Army, equivalent in the regular forces to staff captain and staff rotmistr in the cavalry.

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