| United Belarusian Military School|
Объединённая белорусская военная школа
|Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union|
|School type||Military school|
On 5 February 1921, the Revolutionary Military Council of the Byelorussian SSR in Minsk organized short-term 81st Infantry commanders courses in a former seminary. The school was renamed as the courses of the Peoples' Commissars of the Byelorussian SSR in the same year. In 1921, it was again renamed "Minsk Infantry Training of the Red Army", managed by the People's Commissariat of Defence. On 9 October 1924, the 7th United Belarusian Military School was organized from these organizations, with a three year training period. The school focused on preparing staff commanders for the cavalry, infantry and the artillery of the Red Army. Almost a third of the curriculum was devoted to general education subjects. Students received training in squad tactics during the second year and platoon tactics in the last year of study. The school initially trained officers for the 2nd Rifle Division.
In February 1931, in honor of Kliment Voroshilov's 50th birthday, eight students from the school skied from Minsk to Moscow. On its 10th anniversary in the same year, the school was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. On 8 September 1933, Mikhail Kalinin visited the school, which was soon renamed after Kalinin, becoming the Minsk Military Infantry School named after Mikhail Kalinin. The school was closed after Operation Barbarossa.
After the war, the Minsk Suvorov Military School was established in the same building on 21 May 1952.
- ↑ Dolgotovich, B.D. (2011). Беларуская Савецкая Энцыклапедыя [Byelorussian Soviet Encyclopedia]. Minsk. pp. 128.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Kostin, B.A. (2005). Маргелов [Margelov]. Moscow: Young Guard. http://militera.lib.ru/bio/kostin_margelov/02.html.
- ↑ Volozhin, V.. "Suvorov Military School". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/619jMMVCI. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
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