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4th Rifle Corps

I Formation: 1922-1941

II Formation: 1942-1946
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Red Army
Type Infantry

World War II

Battle honours Svir (2nd formation)

Aleksandr Loktionov

Nikandr Chibisov

The 4th Rifle Corps was a corps of the Red Army, active from the 1920s.

First Formation

It was formed during the Russian Civil War as part of the Western Front of the Red Army in May - June 1922.

The corps headquarters was stationed in Vitebsk (June 1922 - August 1938), Polotsk (September 1938 - September 1939), Berezino (September 1939), Vilnius (October 1939), put (October 1939 - April 1940) , Polotsk (April - June 1940), Daugavpils (June - July 1940), and Grodno (July 1940 - June 1941).

The corps was part of the Western Front (June 1922 - April 1924), the West (Belarusian, Belarusian special, Western Special) Military District (from April 1924).

In July 1938 the Vitebsk army group was established from the corps. The new corps was instructed to be created by 1 October of the same year.

In September 1939, the Corps troops took part in the Soviet invasion of Poland as part of the 3rd Army, Belorussian Front.

On 22 June 1941, the 27th, 56th, and 85th Rifle Divisions were part of the corps, as part of 3rd Army.[1]

Second Formation

The second formation of the corps was established on 4 April 1942, and placed under Major General Panteleymon Aleksandrovich Zaytsev (who commanded 4.4.42 - 27.11.43).[2] The 114th Rifle Division was added to the corps in June, 1942.[3] It served with the 7th Army from its formation until November 1944, when it was resubordinated to the Belomorsky Military District in the north. On 1 July 1945 the second formation of the corps was part of the Belomorsky Military District, with 25th, 289th, and 341st Rifle Divisions.[4]

The corps was disbanded on 10 July 1946.[2]


  1. 3rd Army, Western Special Military District, Red Army, 22.06.41
  2. 2.0 2.1 Holm, Michael. "4th Rifle Corps". 
  3. Charles C. Sharp, "Red Legions", Soviet Rifle Divisions Formed Before 1941, Soviet Order of Battle World War II, Vol. VIII, 1995, p 57
  4. V.I. Feskov; Golikov V.I.; K.A. Kalashnikov; S.A. Slugin (2013). The Armed Forces of the USSR after World War II, from the Red Army to the Soviet (Part 1: Land Forces). (Вооруженные силы СССР после Второй Мировой войны: от Красной Армии к Советской (часть 1: Сухопутные войска)). Tomsk: Improved version of 2004 work with many inaccuracies corrected.. 

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