Izium regiment

Izium regiment [Ізюмський полк; Iziumskyi polk]. An administrative territory and military formation (see Regimental system) established in 1685 in Slobidska Ukraine to protect Muscovy's southern frontier from raids by the Crimean Tatars and the Nogay Tatars. The regimental capital was Izium. By 1732 the regiment had 17 companies. Its male population included 3,550 elected Cossacks and 11,997 Cossack helpers. In the administrative reform of Slobidska Ukraine in 1765, the Cossack regiment was dissolved the lands of Izium regiment were incorporated into the Slobidska Ukraine gubernia.

[This article was written in 2013.]

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