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  • Title: Radovan Kusovac papers
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1953
    Collection Number: 2010C52
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Serbo-Croatian and Russian
    Physical Description: 1 oversize box (0.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The papers describe Kusovac's military career in the Russian Military Academy, the Imperial Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment in Russia, and the Balkan Wars. Materials also describe the Austro-Hungarian government's role in a protest to the Montenegrin government regarding a Turkish vessel's attack on Serbian soldiers in Albania during February 1913.
    Creator: Kusovac, Radovan, 1886-1945
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Radovan Kusovac papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1886 Born, Začir, near Cetinje, Montenegro
    1906 Entered the Military Academy at St. Petersburg
    1912-1913 Served in the Balkan Wars as a Montenegrin officer in the Royal Yugoslav Army
    2 April 1916 Joined the Headquarters of the St. Petersburg Russian Military District, enlisted in the Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    9 April 1916 Appointed as junior officer of the 7th Company in the Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    1 May 1916 Became a Russian citizen, served as commanding officer of the 8th Company, Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment
    15 July 1916 Became shell-shocked in a battle against Germany and was evacuated
    1917 Promoted to captain, then colonel in the Russian army. Decorated with the "Order of St. Stanislav 2nd class with sword" and the "Order of St. George 4th class" for his military achievements
    1918 Returned from Russia, served in the Royal Yugoslav Army
    26 May 1919 Decorated with the Order of "Prince Danilo I, 4th class" and with the Order of the "Obilic Medal," the highest military decoration of the Kingdom of Montenegro
    1941 Joined the Serbian Nationalist movement, under the command of general Mihailović, and fought against the Communists and Tito
    January 1945 Captured and executed by Tito's army

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers describe Kusovac's military career in the Russian Military Academy, the Imperial Body-Guard 3rd Infantry Regiment in Russia, and the Balkan Wars. Materials also describe the Austro-Hungarian government's role in a protest to the Montenegrin government regarding a Turkish vessel's attack on Serbian soldiers in Albania during February 1913.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Officers
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front
    Balkan Peninsula -- History -- War of 1912-1913
    Russia. Armii͡a