Inspection trip of the guard general staff lieutenant D. Milyutin across the Kuban river in december 1839
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D. Milyutin, Kuban border line, G. Sass, linear Cossacks, Nogais, Circassian Armenians, Prochny Okop fortress, St. George fortification

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1. Бойденко С., Скиба К. Inspection trip of the guard general staff lieutenant D. Milyutin across the Kuban river in december 1839 // Journal of Frontier Studies. 2017. № 1. C. 37-50.


The travel notes of the Guard General Staff Lieutenant, future Russian Defense Minister D. Milyutin are presented in this article for the first time ever. The notes describe his inspection trip from Stavropol across the Kuban river in the end of 1839.

Original text of the travel notes is preceded by the description of Milyutin’s services in Caucasus — his participation in military expeditions and thesis preparation.

Milyutin’s travel essays are doubtlessly of scientific interest as they depict many events that took place at the Kuban border line on the cusp of 1830-40s.

The notes include a topographical sketch, climate data, brief statistics on Cossack villages (stanitsas) and military fortifications, ethnographic description of the Nogais and the Circassian Armenians, outline of the forests grew down by the Urup river.

A special notice was taken on the General G. Sass, the Commander-in-Chief of the Kuban border line in 1834-1842.

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