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n.1.(Russia) See Army organization, above.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(61) "Vozzvanie Aleksandra I k zhiteliam Moskvy s prizyvom organizovat' opolchenie," 6 July 1812, in Narodnoe opokhenie v Otechestvennoi voine 1812 goda: Dokumenty, ed.
(47) They often had military experience (presumably with traditional weapons), and their loyalty had been oriented toward their lords, alongside whom they fought as subalterns in the noble contingent (opolchenie).
They worked overtime, put production on a wartime footing, underwent military training, fought in the opolchenie (reserve), built defense fortifications inside and outside the city, put out incendiary bombs during air raids, and evacuated to safer parts of the city or out of the blockade zone.