Premier Major

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Premier Major

 

a field grade officer’s rank in the Russian Army introduced by Peter I in 1711. The premier major was the first deputy of a regimental commander. The rank was abolished in 1797.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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