25th Army (Soviet Union)
|Active||June 1941-October 1945|
|Size||three to six divisions|
|Part of||Front or Military District|
|Engagements||Soviet–Japanese War, Liberation of Korea|
It was formed in the Soviet Far East Front on the basis of HQ 43rd Rifle Corps (in Primorski Krai). In June 1941 comprised 39th Rifle Corps with 32nd Rifle Division, 40th, and 92nd Rifle Divisions, plus 105th Rifle Division as Army troops. Immediately after the end of the war with Japan it included two rifle corps (6 divisions) and 8 fortified regions, but they were all reorganised in 1946 into machine-gun artillery divisions. The Army took part in Soviet move into northern Korea immediately after World War II had ended, and was headquartered at Pyongyang for a period. It was situated within what may have been the Maritime Province Military District up to 1955, covering boundary with Korea and China, when it was disbanded.
- Lenskii, St. Petersburg, 2001