Russian emigrants for Franco

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Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Semenov » 03 Sep 2005 22:35

Greetings to all!
I interested very much foreign volunteers in army Franco. I know about Russian volunteers, but it would be desirable to know more and about other nationalities. All that is at a forum I already have studied, perhaps someone knows still something.
I want to offer you the list Russian white emigrants serving in army Franco, probably I am mistaken in a spelling of names of the Spanish parts.

Last rank in White Army/Family/Rank in Spain/Unit

General-major S. N. Bulack-Balachovich
General-major Alexander V. Fok+ teniente Dona Maria de Molina
General-major Nickolai V. Shinkarenko* teniente Legion
Colonel Nickolai N. Boltin Dona Maria de Molina
Colonel, baron von B. S. Wolf-Ludensgausen cabo
Colonel, prince A. V. Amilachvari
Capitan Nickolai J. Krivosheia teniente Dona Maria de Molina
Capitan Grigul
Capitan A. A. Bonch-Bruevich+
Capitan M. N.Ureninskij Dona Maria de Molina
Capitan Rashevskij Dona Maria de Molina
Capitan Vladislav Svintzov Dona Maria de Molina
Capitan P. V. Belin brigada Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan Jakov T. Poluchin+ Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan D. K. Golban Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan V. I. Naletov Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan A. P. Jaremchuk 2-nd Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan S. P. Brilliantov
Stabs-capitan E. E. Palchevskij
Stabs-capitan N. I. Selivanov Dona Maria de Molina
Stabs-capitan A. P. Ergin
Stabs-rotmistr S. K. Gurskij*** cabo Legion
Stabs-rotmistr Alexander A. Tringam* Dona Maria de Molina
Rotmistr G. M. Zelim-Bek* Dona Maria de Molina
Starshij leutnant V. M. Marchenko+ capitan aviation
Starshij leutnant N. A. Rogosin comandante aviation
R. A. Konstantino*** teniente Tercio Navarra
Porutchik L. N. Pulaev
Porutchik V. V. Bojarunas
Porutchik K. A. Gognidganoshvili
Porutchik N. P. Zotov***** legioner Legion
Podporutchik N. K. Sladkov
Podporutchik N. S. Artuchov Dona Maria de Molina
Podporutchik K. A. Goncharenko
Podporutchik Porchovich
Podpraporschik Zbignev K. Kompelskij+ legioner Legion
Cadet V. E. Krivosheia* Dona Maria de Molina
Cadet M. A. Salnikov Dona Maria de Molina
Junker L. G. Tozkij
Feldfebel N. Ivanov+ brigada Legion
Feldfebel V. A. Dvoichenko** brigada Tercio Navarra
V. Gurko Dona Maria de Molina
B. V. Iliyn Dona Maria de Molina
Baron I. A. Osten-Drisen
Nickolai E. Bark* Dona Maria de Molina
A. V. Bibikov* Dona Maria de Molina
N. N. Vainer
P. Ivanov-Panfilov Dona Maria de Molina
Serge Ivanov Dona Maria de Molina
E. V. Konstantinov
Porutchik V. I. Kovalevskij
Porutchik Cheremuschkin Dona Maria de Molina
Prince Dolgorukij
Esaulov Dona Maria de Molina
P. A. Zotov
Koptev
A. Kuzenko+ Falanga
Graf G. P. Lamsdorff Legion
Prince Laursov-Magalov
I. V. Marchenko
Platonov
Igor K. Sacharov Falanga
M. Stuban
V. Chig+
V. Klimenko Dona Maria de Molina
Prince M. A. Zulukidze
Uri A. Starizkij
Serge Tehli+
Von Ditrich+ Dona Maria de Molina

+-KIA ( in all 34 man was KIA)
*-WIA (in all 9 man was WIA)

On the March 1939 Russian volunteers in Franco army:
Tercio Dona Maria de Molina – 26 man
Tercio Navarra - 2 man
Tercio Areamendi - 1 man
Tercio Montejhuro - 2 man
Escuadron Burgonja - 1 man
Legion - 3 man
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Post by berg » 14 Oct 2005 21:51

nice, i like the badge.

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Post by jamie » 28 Oct 2005 00:32

Really interesting, spasiva! I never heard about them, and I have not record of this badge in any SCW book.

Paká!

Jamie

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 29 Oct 2005 08:59

There is a book, which I mentioned a while ago, which deals with the Russians -among many other foreign volunteers- who fought in Franco's army:

Luchando por Franco : voluntarios europeos al servicio de la España fascista, 1936-1939 / Judith Keene ; prólogo de Gabriel Jackson; Salvat : Salvat, cop. 2002; ISBN 84-345-6893-4

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Post by CGetty » 29 Oct 2005 10:44

Here's another book about foreign volunteers:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8345387341

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Semenov » 20 Jun 2008 18:46

Yesterday I buy copy of memoires two white russians about SCW. :)

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Kurt_Belarus » 30 Jun 2008 21:04

Semenov wrote:Last rank in White Army/Family/Rank in Spain/Unit

General-major S. N. Bulack-Balachovich
He was actually a Belarusian.

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Kurt_Belarus » 17 Aug 2009 13:13

I forgot to add that at this time Bulack-Balachovicz was a general of Polish Army.

And I've never heard that he actually served in Nationalist army. There are some obscure notions about him acting as Nationalist adviser on diversions, commando-style raids and rearguard security operations, but nothing actually reliable.

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by michael mills » 01 Nov 2009 05:02

Semenov,

Do you know about Igor Sakharov, the son of General Konstantin Viacheslavovich Sakharov?

He served as a volunteer in both Spain and Yugoslavia, and later was an officer in the Vlassov Army.

Some years ago I knew the grand-daughter of General Sakharov, who loved here in Canberra. She showed me her uncle Igor Sakharov's album of photos from the Spanish Civil War; they were small black-and-white photos with Russian captions.

Igor Sakharov lived in Brazil for a while after the war, and then moved to Australia where his sister was living. He died in a traffic accident in the 1970s.

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Post by bf109 emil » 01 Nov 2009 06:31

what became of these emigrants once Germany launched Barbarossa and did any protest to say Spanish Blue division which served with the Wehrmacht? where they ever welcomed back to help fight for mother Russia once attacked or where they saw with suspicion afterwords as Stalins form of paranoia seemed to be at times prevalent?

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Ironmachine » 01 Nov 2009 09:06

They were fighting with Franco's forces, so I doubt very much that any of them returned to Russia to fight for Stalin. In fact, a number of them served in the Blue Division.

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Post by Ironmachine » 01 Nov 2009 09:23

By the way, here is a good link (in Spanish) with information about Russian volunteers fighting in the Francoist side during the Civil War and in the Blue Division:
http://www.requetes.com/rusos.html

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Re: Russian emigrants for Franco

Post by Noodles » 12 Dec 2009 19:05

Wow, that is interesting.

I asked my grandfather about volunteers for the Nationalists (not including German and Italian troops), and he said that there were "some Irish volunteers, but they were pretty worthless." (his words, not mine). It is interesting that he did not mention the Russian volunteers, or perhaps he did not even know about them.

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Post by Ironmachine » 12 Dec 2009 20:05

Unlike the Irish Bandera (and for obvious reasons the Italians and Germans), other foreign volunteers in the rebel side did not form their own "national" units, so they may have been more difficult to appreciate at the time.
Or perhaps your grandfather had other reasons not to mention them...

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