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This article is about the OF-4 rank Polkovnik in Slavophone countries. For the equivalent rank in Anglophone armed forces see Lieutenant colonel, or Oberstleutnant in Austria, Germany and Swizerland.
A Podpolkovnik (lieutenant colonel) of the Soviet Army

Podpolkovnik or pod-polkovnik, literally sub-colonel, is a military rank in Slavic countries which corresponds to the lieutenant colonel in the English-speaking states and military, a commissioned rank that is above major and below colonel. The rank as well as the word itself translates as lieutenant colonel.[1]

In different languages the exact name of this rank maintains a variety of spellings, however the transliteration is also in common usage for the sake of its historical context:

Sequence of ranks ascending
lower rank:
(Colonel lieutenant)
higher rank:

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