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218th Frontier Regiment, PCIA Troops... What did they do?

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    I have has the following translation done for me. But who were the 218th Frontier Regt, PCIA Troops? Were they NKVD? What does PCIA stand for??? Here's hoping
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    The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Народный комиссариат внутренних дел, Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del), abbreviated NKVD.

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    Ok Ade... thanks for the NKVD confirmation Sounds very interesting. Worthy of further research

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    Most certainly!
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    It's not perfect because its a google translation, but better than nothing.

    218th border Gdynia Red Star Order regiment formed 5-20 May 1944 the Office of the NKVD troops to protect the rear of the 2nd Belorussian Front in the territory Mstsislauye district, Mogilev region of the Byelorussian SSR .
    Until the end of 1940 - in Poland. Then - in Estonia as the eponymous border detachment . Since 1992 - in the Pskov region , where border guards with Estonia.
    218 Rifle Gdynia Order Red Star Regiment VV NKVD.
    Regiment formed in the village . Novo swirling Mstsislauye district, Mogilev region on the orders of the NKVD number 00 ? ? ? from 00.05.1944 In pursuance of the GKO number 5584 - ss from 08.04.1944 " On the reconstruction of the State Border Guard of the USSR on the enemy troops are exempt from sections 35 and on the formation of NKVD regiments to protect the rear of the Red Army " as 218 border regiment of the NKVD of the USSR on protect the rear of the Red Army , the regimental commander , Colonel Vesnin . On May 13, 1944 on May 9, 1945 the regiment was part of the Red Army and perform rear guard 2 Belorussian Front. From June 01 to August 1, 1944 at the rear guard regiment 49A and 50A 382 killed , 845 captured Nazis , Gestapo agents detained 18 , four agents of the gendarmerie (32 . P. 411). On June 1, 1944 to July 1, 1945 the regiment held about 37,000 hostile elements , including more than 12,000 representatives of various organizations of the German Nazi persuasion, about 5,000 Nazi soldiers and officers . Order of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the USSR № 082 dated 05.17.1945 regiment was awarded the honorary title of " Gdynia ". Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 04.06.1945 regiment was awarded the Order of the Red Star . After the Great Patriotic War, the regiment was deployed June 1945 in Szczecin. Order of the chief of the NKVD troops to protect the rear 2 Byelorussian Front number 10 on 07/06/1945 in execution of the order Head of General NKVD troops to protect the rear of the Red Army number 51321 from 06/06/1945 to participate in the protection of the Potsdam Conference of Heads of Government anti-Hitler coalition (July 17 - August 2, 1945 ) formed the combined battalion of 240 soldiers. On July 1, 1945 242 soldiers of the regiment were awarded state awards of the USSR . Order of the NKVD number 00805 from 07.09.1945 regiment became part of the Office of the NKVD troops to protect the rear of the Northern Group of Soviet Forces and relocated in the city of Poznan . Order of the NKVD of the USSR № 001206 from 13.10.1945 regiment was transferred to the NKVD VV preserving old number and name. Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs / MGB number 0074/0029 of 01.21.1947 "On the transfer of the USSR MVD Internal Troops in the MGB " In pursuance of the USSR Council of Ministers № 101-48 ss on 20/01/1947 regiment transferred to the VV MGB . In the late 40s put out of Poland, passed in the border troops of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs , supposedly reformed 6 Gdynia border detachment of the Red Star ( Headquarters - Detachment Rakvere ) , including the squad personnel of the disbanded 99 border detachment.
    From the description of the fighting 218th Regiment border against gangs found that 218th border regiment from 1944 to 1951 conducted systematic measures to clean the border regions of Ukraine OUN and UPA gangs . The most significant transactions were carried out from 1944 to 1946 in the areas of villages Yamna Gorna , Opushnitsa , Kopystno , Old Pochaiv Ternopil region ...

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    Ok.....thanks for taking the trouble to add that info Artyom. Very interesting

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