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RIA insignia from my ancestors

Article about: Dear friends, I am new here, I hope some of you could help me a bit. I am a grandgradnson of a RIA officer, even my grandgrandgrandfather was officer there. They fought with Wrangel's army i

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    Dear friends,
    I am new here, I hope some of you could help me a bit. I am a grandgradnson of a RIA officer, even my grandgrandgrandfather was officer there. They fought with Wrangel's army in Crimea, but they came there from Vladikavkaz, where they served before. Afterwards, they fled to Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
    I think the VDK for Vladikavkaski korpus sign is clear, but I do not know almost nothing about all of the other stuff. Some of this was given to my family as the other russians emigrants died so I have kept all of this as a memory of my grandgrandfather and his collegaues.
    Can anyone help me identify any of the insignia I have here?
    I have some of my ancestors original pictures, but I do not recognize the insignia as they are small.
    Thank you for any help with this!
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    As I did not get any information here, I have made some of research myself. This information might not be accurate, as I am no expert and have no good literature on the subject.

    1 - Konstantinovsky Artillery Academy successful shooting award?

    2- Unknown Academy jeton

    3- Vladikavkaski Academy jeton

    4- Vladikavkaski Academy graduation badge?

    5- Poltava Cadet Corps of Emperor Peter the Great, 73rd Class Graduation badge?

    6- Supporting pin?

    7- Family Souvenir?

    8- Family Souvenir?

    9- Family Souvenir?

    10- Imperial Hat Officer's Cockade

    11- Three different imperial buttons

    12- Imperial button for shoulder board (nr.16) or?

    13- Poltava Cadet Corps of Emperor Peter the Great Officer Badge?

    14- 8th Uhlan Voznesensky Regiment officer's badge

    15- Badge, maybe just a part of a bigger one?

    16- Imperial Navy Admiral shoulder board? As the one worn by admiral Kolchak?

    17- 15th Emperor Alexander III's Pereyaslav Dragoon Regiment officer shoulder board?

    Thank you for the private messages with offers to buy the insignia. As I have said in my previous post, this belongs to my ancestors and their colleagues who lived in emigration in Croatia since 1921. I am not trying to sell any, I am just trying to find out whom belonged which insignia, because I have some photos and other memorabilia I am trying to connect with actual people. Thank you for any help.

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    just few corrections:

    2 - Krymskiy Cadet Corps souvenir jeton
    3- Vladikavkaski Cadet Corps souvenir jeton
    4- Vladikavkaski Cadet Corps graduation jeton
    6 - related to Krymskiy Cadet Corps
    7 - related to Vladikavkaski Cadet Corps

    Would you mind showing the back sides of these items?

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    The shoulder strap with two eagles is a Counter -admiral board
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    The Counter-Admiral shoulder-board is pre-1917 issue, the other shoulder-board with Alexander III monogramm is a captain of the 3rd Lancers Smolensky Regiment, if I recall correctly, since 1907. But judging by inaccurate manufacture, it is more likely dated by late WWI period, or even Civil War and Emigration.

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    Thank you fortech, Dimas and Ulan for your help. I am sending the back of metal insignia, some of them have names.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you Minakov, great items!

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    I see this is an older post so welcome aboard!!!! Some interesting items you have. I enjoy seeing stuff like this and learning!

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