35th Rocket Division

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35th Missile Red orders Kutuzov second degree, and division of Alexander Nevsky
Country Soviet Union (1961-1991)
Russia (1991-present)
Branch Strategic Rocket Forces
Role Control of ICBMs
Size Division (military)
Part of 33rd Guards Rocket Army
Location Sibirsky, Altai Krai
Engagements World War II
Decorations Order of the Red Banner Order of Kutuzov of II degree, Order of Alexander Nevsky

The 35th Order of the Red Banner Kutuzov second degree, and Alexander Nevsky Rocket Division of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces is located in the closed settlement (ZATO) of Sibirsky, near Barnaul, Altai Krai.

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The division was created in 1942 in the settlement of Rublyovo (a part of Moscow) from the 21st Light Artillery Brigade of the Reserve of the Supreme High Command. It was a part of the brigade of the 6th Artillery Division 5th Army [along with?] the 200th Brigade Red Pomeranian, 1171st and 1314th artillery regiments. The brigade took part in World War II. The Brigade began its combat operations near the town of Zhizdra, passed through Mozyr, Kalinkovichi, Karachev, Gomel, Minsk, Warsaw, Berlin, and ended on the River Elbe. The brigade was awarded the Order of Red Banner, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and the Order of Kutuzov of II degree.

After the end of World War II, the brigade was deployed to the city of Rathenow in the German Democratic Republic.

In July 1945. it received new weaponry and was renamed the 65th heavy mortar shell brigade.

At the end of June 1960, the brigade was relocated to the territory of North Caucasus Military District, where on its basis the 46th Missile Brigade was formed. In April 1961, the brigade has been transformed into the 35th missile division. By the continuity of the division, team awards were transferred.

On April 18, 1961, the division assumed ground alert.

On December 22, 1963, and in the course of a strategic doctrine, the Minister of Defense of the USSR "Thunderstorm", for the first time in the history of the strategic missile troops, ordered the launch of a missile from a fighting starting position (ICBM silo?).

On June 3-8, 1968 and in the course of a strategic doctrine, Minister of Defense of the USSR "Spring Thunder" was in the first division.

On July 18, 1974, a research exercise was carried out with military training and the launch of two missiles.

In 1982, the division was relocated to its present location in Altai Krai.

From 1984 to 1989, the division was commanded by Colonel-General Nicholas Solovtsov, who since 2001 has been commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces.

In November 1991, the division was re-equipped with RS-12M "Topol" intercontinental ballistic missiles, to a total of 36. The rearmament was completed in December 1994.[1]

As of 2008, the division commander is Maj. Gen. Sergey Matveyev.

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