The first book chronologically traces all the changes in uniforms, insignia and equipment of the personnel of the state security, border and internal security bodies of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the USSR in the period from July 1934 to 1937. At the same time, undoubtedly, the study of the form of clothing and symbols of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs is impossible without knowledge of the history of the department. Therefore, the book pays special attention to the organizational structure, as well as to people who held prominent positions in the NKVD during the period under review. The book is entirely based on archival documents that allow us to trace the development of the uniform from the moment of the formation of the NKVD of the USSR and the introduction of a fundamentally new peculiar form of clothing to the transition to army-style uniforms. Most of the archival materials have not been used in the open press before. The book contains more than 800 color illustrations, including 280 photographic documents of the era, as well as more than 130 photographs of authentic items of uniforms and equipment from museum and private collections, many of which are also published for the first time. The photos are supplemented with original illustrations and historical reconstructions. The publication is equipped with a scientific reference apparatus, contains a nominal comment and pointers.
Authors: Voronov V., Shishkin A.
Publishing house: "Russian Intelligence", 2005.
Dust jacket, hardcover, 288 pages.
Size: 220 x 300 mm