167th Motor Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

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The 167th Sumy-Kiev Motor Rifle Division was a division of the Soviet Ground Forces, initially created as the 167th Rifle Division in the 1940s.

During the war, the 167th Rifle Division was established at Tula prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Rogachev in August 1941. Recreated at Ssucho Lug 2.42, fought near Bryansk, at Kursk, in the Carpathians, and in Hungary. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.

The division arrived in 1969 from the Kiev Military District to the newly created Central Asian Military District.[1] Since 1955 was called the 8th RD, then the 153rd MRD (1957) which in 1965 returned to the wartime designation - 167. In the 1980s it was listed as the division cadre 13th MRD.

Since the creation of the 32nd Army at the end of the 1960s, it was part of that army. From June 1, 1989, the Central Asian Military District was disbanded and its territory again incorporated into the Turkestan Military District, as part of the unilateral reductions which Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev had announced at the United Nations on 7 December 1988.[2]

In June 1991 40th Army was reformed at Semipalatinsk from 32nd Army. Immediately prior to its dissolution, the 32nd Army included the 5202nd Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment (VKhVT) (Semipalatinsk), (prior to 1989 - the 167th Motor Rifle Division).

The 5202nd Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment became part of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991-92.

References[edit]

  1. ^ V.I. Feskov et al 2004, 93.
  2. ^ Odom, 1998, p.182, citing Izvestia, 3 June 1989