Partisan group Pugačov comprised of 50 Soviet fugitives who were hiding in the mountains above the town of Humenné. They were in command of Jemeljanov who later on was killed by German soldiers and military policemen. In 1944 partisans managed to push their way to the Soviet Army.
In 1943, Slovak fugitives from the concentration camps were hiding in the Slovak forest of the Humenné, Medzilaborce and Michalovce districts. They created the partisan group Pugačov and they were also joined by the local dwellers.
At the beginning of January 1944 Alexandra Gavriloviča Jemeljanova was chosen the commander of the 50-persons partisan group. The group was hiding in the Petočova mountains above the town of Humenné until April 1944. After the attack of the military police and German forces they moved to Vihorlat under the town of Kyjov. However, secret German agents, disguised as the Soviet prisoners of war, managed to kill the mayor Iljikčan and the commander Jemljanov. After their death, a section of the detachment moved to the Slanské Hills, where they joined on the 26th August the partisan group Čapajev, commanded by Ľudovít Kukorelli.
After the September 1944, when Germans invaded the Slanské Hills, both groups got separated. The Pugačov detachment came back to Vihorlat and joined the remaining partisan groups that were forcing their way through the front to get to the Soviet Army.