Soviet partisan united formation 1941–44

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Soviet partisan united formation (1941—1944) (Belarusian: партызанскае злучэнне united formation), also called military-operational group or centre (Belarusian: ваенна-аператыўная група (ВАГ)), was one of the organisational forms of the Soviet partisan units, which united at least several of the smaller partisan units: partisan brigades or regiments or detachments and were to conduct the wide-scaled and center-coordinated military operations in the German rear.

On the territory of BSSR[1] about 40 such units had been formed in 1941—1944, mostly in 1943.

Units of that kind were organised by the Soviet ruling bodies of the higher level[2] and commanded usually by the local Communist leaders or by the higher Red Army officers. Managed by the staffs of the respective united formations.

  1. ^ As in the 1941 borders.
  2. ^ Headquarters of the Partisan Movement, Belarusian Headquarters of the Partisan Movement, underground Province, Inter-District and District Committees of the Communist Party.


  • А.Л. Манаенкаў. Партызанскае злучэнне ў Вялікую Айчынную вайну // Беларуская энцыклапедыя: У 18 т. Т. 12. — Мінск: БелЭн, 2001. — 560 с. pp. 113–114. ISBN 985-11-0198-2 (т.12). The source x references: Беларусь у Вялікай Айчыннай вайне 1941—1945: Энцыкл. Мн., 1990. С. 398.