Soviet poster : revolutionaries on horseback.🎠

# ## ### [In early 1918], the Red Army was created. In this war, cavalry played an important role. At once the mobilization of horses was announced, labor vigilance was introduced. Horses were needed for all kinds of troops: cavalry, light and heavy artillery and waggons. Despite the numerous horse population, when the Red Army was being recruited by the horses, considerable difficulties arose, especially when creating cavalry formations. Many areas, traditionally the guide riding horses in the Russian Army (North Caucasus, Ukraine, South-East Russia), were occupied by the interventionists and White Guards. The successful formation of cavalry units largely depended on the liberation of the south and south-east of the country.
During the years of civil war and intervention, Soviet cavalry was the main maneuvering force. The rapid and many kilometers of cavalry crossings invariably ended in victory over the enemy. This was the case on the Eastern Front, where, like on other fronts, the Soviet cavalry, in cooperation with the red rifle units, armored trains and the first auto-armored squadrons, fought successfully against the whites. For example, the blow of the cavalry brigade under the command of ID Kashirin over the Kolchakites near Belebey and in the Ufa operation or the raid of the mounted group ND Tomilin on the left flank of the Eastern Front greatly contributed to the successful offensive of the troops.
By their active actions, the cavalry of the 1st and 4th armies of the Eastern Front played a huge role in defeating Kolokak's white-cavalry cavalry. From archival sources it follows that the total number of red cavalry in early December 1918 was more than 25 thousand, and by the end of January 1919 it had already reached 40 thousand sabers and accounted for about 11% of the total number of Soviet ground forces on all fronts .

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