Combat (military rank)

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Combat, a famous World War II photo by Max Alpert, depicting battalion commander A. Yeremenko leading his soldiers to the assault.

Combat or Kombat (Russian: комбат, "kombat"), abbreviated from Командир батальона ("Commander of a battalion") was a military rank in the Red Army until the end of the 1930s. At that time it was roughly equivalent to the rank of Captain.