1st Guard Cavalry Division (Russian Empire)
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1st Guard Cavalry Division Russian Empire
1st Guards Cavalry Division
1-? ? ?
Country Russian Empire
AllegianceGuards Corps
BranchLesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svg Russian Imperial Army
TypeHeavy Cavalry
Battle honoursBorodino
Great War

The 1st Guards Cavalry Division was a Guards heavy cavalry division of the Imperial Russian Army.



Each regiment comprised four squadrons (or, in Cossack regiments, four sotnyas, or "hundreds"); the colonels of the Guard regiments usually were Major-Generals in rank.[6]


  • 23.12.1910--30.03.1916 -- Nikolai Kaznakov
  • 02.04.1916--22.01.1917 -- Pavlo Skoropadskyi
  • 10.03.1917--15.04.1917 -- Evgeny Arseniev
  • 15.05.1917--06.08.1917 -- Aleksander Eristov
  • 19.08.1917-- ? -- Afrikan P. Bogaewsky


  1. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kirasirskii Ego Velichestva Polk
  2. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kirasirskii Eia Velichestva Polk
  3. ^ Leib-Gvardii Kazachii Ego Velichestva Polk
  4. ^ Leib-Gvardii Atamanskii Ego Imperatorskago Vysochestva Naslednika Tsesarevicha Polk
  5. ^ "1-? ? ?" [1st Guards Cavalry Division]. regiment.ru (in Russian). Retrieved .
  6. ^ Other Russian cavalry divisions generally comprised four regiments apiece, each of six squadrons (or sotnyas) of the same size -- 150 men and 8 officers -- under a colonel.

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