Welcome to the Internet home of the 193rd Rifle Division of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (RKKA) Re-enactment group. We are a group of people interested in recreating the experiences of the men and women who defeated the Hitlerite invaders. We re-enact the regular Soviet rifleman, the one who bravely defended the Motherland against the Fascist hordes, day in and day out for four years. These men and women helped drive the Nazis all the way back to the seat of their evil, Berlin.
The men and women of the 193rd fought with considerable bravery and tenacity during the Great Patriotic War. They participated in many battles, from Stalingrad to the battle for Berlin. If you are interested in the Eastern Front or would simply like to get involved in re-enacting, this is the unit for you! Re-enacting Red Army is still much cheaper than comparable Allied or German impressions, and unlike the other units, women are welcome as front line troops. Women in the Red Army fought alongside their male Comrades to free the Sacred Soil of Holy Mother Russia from the Hitlerite invaders. "The image of a woman fighting either with rifle in hands or in a cockpit; the image of a girl medical orderly, of a nurse, of a doctor wearing shoulder-straps, will live in our memory as an example of selflessness and patriotism" (L.I.Brezhnev)
Our group particpates in both tactical battle re-enactments and living history displays. Some members do only one but many of us are involved in both aspects of the hobby. Dues-paid members have access to our two Yahoo-based Egroups and the snail -mail newsletter. The unit is run by a democratically elected Board of Supervisors and a Soviet of Soldiers who assist the Board. We also have several Troikas concerned with such things as safety and authenticity. Elections to these groups are described in the by-laws which can be made available to any member.
Contact us Comrades.
Click on the Field Telephone
For more information email us or send us a letter at the following address.
193rd Rifles Inc.
109 Lakeview Dr.
Exton, PA. 19341
The 193rd is located on the East Coast of the US, headquartered in PA, with members from many states, and one Canadian Province, from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. If you live on the East Coast or nearby states and want to reenact Red Army, please consider our unit. If you desire info on joining email us or send a letter to the address to the left.
Brave Comrades who have recieved their vodka ration
Asenka Vasilliovna Karpova "Anya"
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Disclaimer: While we re-enact the glorious Red Army we in no way subscribe, endorse, follow or promote the ideological and philosophical tenets of Stalin. We seek only to honor the men and women of the Red Army and to understand, to a degree, what they experienced during the Great Patriotic War.
193rd Rifle Division, Inc.
This page was last updated: February 26, 2011
193-aya Strelkovaya Diviziya
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