Storozha

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Storozha

 

(1) In Rus’ from the tenth to 15th centuries, a mounted scouting detachment, sent forward while on the march to reconnoiter and to intercept the enemy’s mounted patrols and unmounted scouts.

(2) From the 15th through 17th centuries, a small mounted unit sent forward to or beyond the lines of the abatis. Storozhi were on duty from early spring to late autumn—the most likely time for Tatar raids—forming a line of observation posts linked by mounted patrols.

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