Западный штаб партизанского движения
- Western Staff of Partisan Movement
1942 - 1943
Western Staff of Partisan Movement was established on May 30, 1942 by the order of State Defense Committee (GKO) together with the Central Staff of Partisan Movement. The head of Western Staff D.M. Popov was appointed as its head.
During 1941 - 1943 in Smolensk Region more than 120 guerrilla regiments operated, which included more than 60000 of soldiers. Guerilla regiments acted together with the Red Army during the period of massive offensive of 1943.
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