The Militärgrenze from the Battle of Solferino before the Beginning of Demilitarization: Three Views out of Russia (F. F. Tornau, N.I. Krasnov, B. Katalinich). Part I
Authors: Artyom Y. Peretyatko
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The article is analyzed the materials of Russian periodical press in 1860. It is about the Militärgrenze and the project of organization of the Slavic rebellion in the Austrian Empire, developed by B. Katalinich. The author concludes that the authors of journal publications (N.P. Glinojecky, only Russian officer, who wrote regularly about Grenz infantry and M.I. Dragmirov, who was well-known military theorist) is not considered Grenz regiments as a military settlement. They considered them as a part of the regular Austrian army and exaggerating their fighting efficiency.
Special attention is paid to the project B. Katalinich, who was a junior officer in the four armies: Austrian, Mexican, Serbian and Russian. His project of the Slavic rebellion was very unreal, but the Minister of war D. A. Milyutin, the chief of Main staff F.L. Heiden and other top Russian officials expressed interest to him. The result of the study is the conclusion that the project of B. Katalinich could have some influence on the Russian-Austrian and Russian-Croatian relations in different conditions, but was proposed too late.