Officer of the Life Cuirassier Regiment. Russia, 1833-45
Kirasirsky Guards Division in addition to the three Guards regiments (Cavalry Guard, Horse and Kirasirsky) included an army regiment - Life Kirasirsky Her Majesty. August 22, 1831 Grand Knyaz Alexander Nikolaevich became the new chief of the regiment, and he was named the Life-Kirasirsky Heir Tsarevich. Its intermediate status between the Guard and the Army demanded the introduction of a special insignia. November 18, 1833 in front of a black army cuirass was installed eight-Copper (gilded the officers) star with the monogram "A" under a crown. April 25, 1834 crimson Regimental application color change at the light blue and white metal device is replaced by yellow.
On June 8, 1833 Kirasirsky officers allowed to wear a mustache.