List of Soviet Army divisions 1989–91

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This article is an (incomplete) listing of Soviet Ground Forces divisions in 1990, and corresponding information about their later status in 2006. The primary source is Table 2.5, pages 104–106, V.I. Feskov, K.A. Kalashnikov, V.I. Golikov, The Soviet Army in the Years of the Cold War 1945–91, Tomsk University Publishing House, Tomsk, 2004. However, it is not totally accurate, as some other information from it has been shown to be incorrect. Alternate information and corrections are welcome.

Some divisions are referred to as 'Spare'. Spare is the literal translation of the Russian zapas (reserve). It is not a status of the unit, but rather its personnel. The Soviet Union never had reserve units as such. The personnel just went on the reserve rolls, and for officers and NCOs this means they add 'v zapase' to their rank (e.g. kapitan v zapase). The unit itself changes readiness status from A, to either B (Б), V (В) or G (Г). This means a higher degree of equipment conservation, lower training and operational performance, etc.

Motor Rifle Divisions[edit]

Division Location, Status 1990 Location, Status 2006 Origin
1st Guards "Moscow-Minsk" Motor Rifle Division 11th Guards Army, Kaliningrad, Baltic MD Now Motor Rifle Brigade 1st Guards Rifle Division (second formation)
2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division Alabino, Moscow Military District No change 2nd Guards Rifle Division
3rd Guards Motor Rifle Division Coastal defence division, Baltic Fleet, Klaipėda Disbanded 3rd Guards Rifle Division, to MRD 1957
4th Guards Motor Rifle Division Turkestan Military District, Termez Disbanded 1989 4th Guards Mechanised Corps, КВО, then 4th Guards Mech Div, then 63rd Guards MRD, 4 Gds MRD 1965.
5th Guards Motor Rifle Division 40th Army, Shindand, Afghanistan, 1989 Withdrawn back to base 1989–91, Kushka, now Military of Turkmenistan 5th Guards Mechanized Corps, 53 гв.мсд, 1965 - 5 гв.мсд
6th Guards "Vitebsko-Novgorodskaya" Motor Rifle Division Northern Group of Forces, Borne Sulinowo, Poland Now storage base, Moscow Military District 90th Guards Rifle Division (WW2)
7th Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District Disbanded 1958[citation needed] 7th Mechanized Corps, World War II
8th Guards Panfilovtsy Motor Rifle Division 17th Army Corps, Frunze, Turkestan Military District Part of Kyrgyz armed forces 316th Rifle Division->8th Guards Rifle Division
9th Guards Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District Disbanded 1960(расформирована) 9th Guards Mechanised Corps
9th Motor Rifle Division 12th Army Corps, Maykop, North Caucasus Military District Now 131st MR Bde, Maykop 9th Infantry Division
10th Guards Motor Rifle Division 31st Army Corps, TCMD, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia Part of Military of Georgia 10th Guards Rifle Division
11th Guards Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District (Bezreche?) Now storage base 7th Guards Mechanised Corps (WW2)
12th Motor Rifle Division Baganuur, 39th Army, Mongolia Converted to storage base, Ulan-Ude 12th Amurskaya Rifle Division
13th Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District Disbanded 1958 179th Rifle Division
13th Motor Rifle Division 33rd Army Corps, Siberian Military District, Biysk Storage base, Biysk Newly formed 1960
15th Motor Rifle Division 7th Guards Army, Kirovakan, Transcaucasian Military District Part of Armenian armed forces 15th Rifle Division
16th Motor Rifle Division Baltic Military District, Latvia Disbanded 1991 16th Guards Rifle Division
17th Guards Motor Rifle Division Khmelnitskiy, Carpathian Military District, 13th Army Part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 40th Guards Rifle Division, World War II
18th Guards Motor Rifle Division Mladá Boleslav CGF, Czechoslovakia Baltic Fleet Ground Forces, Kaliningrad 18th Guards Rifle Division
19th Motor Rifle Division 42nd Army Corps, North Caucasus Military District, Vladikavkaz No change 19th MRD 1965 ← 92nd MRD 1957 <- 19th Rifle Division
20th Guards Motor Rifle Division 1st Guards Tank Army, Grimma, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Withdrawn to Volgograd, North Caucasus MD 8th Guards Mechanised Corps
21st Motor Rifle Division Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Perleberg Omsk, Siberian Military District? 416th Rifle Division (World War II)
22nd Motor Rifle Division Dolinsk, Far Eastern Military District Became Motor Rifle Brigade, 1 June 2002 22nd Rifle Division
23rd Guards Motor Rifle Division Shamkhor, 4th Army, Transcaucasian Military District Part of Azerbaijan armed forces 14th Guards Cavalry Divisin and 16th Guards Cavalry Division, then 31st Guards Mechanised Division
24th Motor Rifle Division 13th Army, Carpathian Military District, Yavoriv Part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 24th Rifle Division
25th Guards Motor Rifle Division Lubny, 1st Guards Army, Kiev Military District Part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 25th Guards Rifle Division
26th Guards Motor Rifle Division 11th Guards Army, Baltic Military District, Gusev Disbanded 1989 26th Guards Rifle Division
27th Guards Motor Rifle Division Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Halle Totskoye, Volga-Ural Military District 27th Guards Rifle Division
28th Guards Motor Rifle Division Chernomorskoye, Odessa Military District Became 28th Mechanized Brigade (Ukraine) circa 2001 28th Guards Rifle Division
29th Motor Rifle Division Kamen-Rybolov, Far Eastern Military District No change? 29th Rifle Division
30th Guards Motor Rifle Division Central Group of Forces, Zvolen, Czechoslovakia Disbanded at Marina Gorka, Belarus 55th Guards Rifle Division
32nd Guards Motor Rifle Division Kalinin, Moscow Military District Disbanded early 1990s 32nd Guards Rifle Division
33rd Motor Rifle Division Khomutovo, Far Eastern Military District Now storage base 342nd Rifle Division
34th "Simpheropolskaya" Motor Rifle Division Ural Military District, Sverdlovsk Volga-Ural Military District, Yekaterinburg 34 MRD 1965 < 126th MRD 1957 < 1955 77th Rifle Division
35th Motor Rifle Division 20th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Krampnitz (Potsdam) Disbanded 1992 35 MRD 1965, 19th MRD 1957, by 1955 1st Mech Div from 1st Mechanised Corps
36th Motor Rifle Division Artemovsk, Kiev Military District Disbanded 1992 Formed 1966
37th Motor Rifle Division Nagorniy, Murmansk, 6th Army, Leningrad Military District Disbanded 25th Rifle Division, 156 MRD 1957, 37 MRD 1965
38th Guards Motor Rifle Division 36th Army, Transbaikal Military District, Sretensk MG Artillery Division 38th Guards Rifle Division, 38 Guards MRD 1965
39th Guards Motor Rifle Division ru:39-я гвардейская мотострелковая дивизия 8th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Ohrdruf Disbanded 1992 39th Guards Rifle Division
40th Motor Rifle Division 5th Guards Army, Far Eastern Military District, Smolyaninovo To Pacific Ocean Fleet as coastal defence division 40th Rifle Division
41st Motor Rifle Division 39th Army, Mongolia, Choir Disbanded 1992 Formed 1967 from elements of 52nd MRD
42nd Guards Motor Rifle Division North Caucasus Military District, Grozny Became 173rd Training Centre, then disbanded 1992 24th Guards Rifle Division
43rd Guards(?) Motor Rifle Division Volga Military District, Kuybyshev Became 469th District Training Centre 43 RD (WW2), 130 MRD 1957, 43 MRD 1965
45th Guards Motor Rifle Division 30th Guards Army Corps, Leningrad Military District, Kamenka Became 138th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade 45th Guards Rifle Division (WW2), to MRD 1957
46th Motor Rifle Division Kiev Military District, Voroshilovgrad Disbanded 1989 Formed 1980
47th Guards Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District Disbanded 1959 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps
48th Motor Rifle Division Central Group of Forces, Vysoké Mýto, Czechoslovakia Withdrawn to Chuguev, under KGB control, later disbanded 48th Rifle Division
50th Guards Motor Rifle Division Belorussian Military District, Brest Part of Armed Forces of Belarus 50th Guards Rifle Division
51st Guards Motor Rifle Division 13th Army, Carpathian Military District, Vladimir-Volynskiy Became Ukrainian Ground Forces' 51st Mechanized Brigade 76th Rifle Division, which became 51st Guards Rifle Division
52nd Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District, Nizhneudinsk Storage base, later disbanded 347th Rifle Division
54th Motor Rifle Division 6th Army, Leningrad Military District, Alakurtti Reduced to storage base 341st Rifle Division
56th Motor Rifle Division Siberian Military District, Omsk Reorganised as District Training Centre, later disbanded 56th Rifle Division
57th Guards Motor Rifle Division 8th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Naumburg Disbanded 1992 57th Guards Rifle Division
58th Motor Rifle Division 36th Army Corps, Turkestan Military District, Kyzyl-Arvat Became part of Turkmenistan armed forces 344th Rifle Division
59th Guards Motor Rifle Division 14th Guards Army, Odessa Military District, Tiraspol Now 8th Motor Rifle Brigade 59th Guards Rifle Division, World War II
60th Motor Rifle Division 4th Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Lenkoran Became part of Military of Azerbaijan 406th Rifle Division
61st Motor Rifle Division Turkestan Military District, Ashkabad Part of Turkmenistan armed forces 357th Rifle Division
62nd Motor Rifle Division 33rd Army Corps, Siberian Military District, Itatka Now Omsk? Formed 1971
63rd Guards Motor Rifle Division Leningrad Military District, Sertolovo Became 56th District Training Centre 63rd Guards Rifle Division
64th Guards Motor Rifle Division 30th Guards Army Corps, Leningrad Military District, Sapernoe Reduced to storage base 64th Guards Rifle Division
65th Motor Rifle Division Ural Military District, Chelyabinsk Storage base, later disbanded 368th Rifle Division
66th Guards Motor Rifle Division Carpathian Military District, Chernovtsy Part of Ukrainian armed forces 66th Guards Rifle Division
67th Motor Rifle Division 35th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Skovorodino 1992 redesigned 115th Guards MRD Formed 1968
68th Guards Motor Rifle Division[1] Turkestan Military District, Sary Ozek Part of Military of Kazakhstan Former 372nd Rifle Division
69th "Sevskaya" Motor Rifle Division 26th Army Corps, Leningrad Military District, Vologda Reduced to storage base 69th "Sevskaya" Rifle Division
70th Guards Motor Rifle Division 38th Army, Carpathian Military District, Ivano-Frankovsk Disbanded in 1991 70th Guards Rifle Division
71st Motor Rifle Division 6th Army, Leningrad Military District, Petrozavodsk Reduced to storage base 71st Rifle Division
72nd Guards Motor Rifle Division 1st Guards Army, Kiev Military District, Belaya Tserkov Became Ukrainian 72nd Mechanised Division 72nd Guards Rifle Division
73rd Motor Rifle Division Far Eastern Military District, Novoe Disbanded 1989 73rd Rifle Division
74th Motor Rifle Division Siberian Military District, Yurga Disbanded 1989 227th Rifle Division
75th Motor Rifle Division 7th Guards Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Nakhichevan KGB control 1989-91, disbanded 1992 75th Rifle Division
77th Guards Motor Rifle Division 26th Army Corps, Leningrad Military District, Arkhangelsk 1989, converted to coastal defence division, 1991 disbanded 77th Guards Rifle Division[2]
78th Motor Rifle Division Ural Military District, Chebarkul Converted to District Training Centre, then reduced to storage base 417th Rifle Division
79th Motor Rifle Division 51st Army, Far Eastern Military District, Poronaisk Reduced to storage base 79th Rifle Division
80th Guards Motor Rifle Division Turkestan Military District, Otar Became part of Kazakh armed forces 80th Guards Rifle Division (WW2)
81st Guards Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Bikin No change 81st Guards Rifle Division
82nd Motor Rifle Division 34th Army Corps, North Caucasus Military District, Volgograd Disbanded after 1989 Formed 1969 from 266 MRD cadres
83rd Guards Motor Rifle Division 13th Army, Carpathian Military District, Rovno Disbanded 1986 or '89 8th Guards Cavalry Division
84th Motor Rifle Division 36th Army Corps, Turkestan Military District, Ashkabad Became part of Turkmenistan's armed forces Formed 1981 from 58 MRD cadre
85th Motor Rifle Division Siberian Military District, Novosibirsk No change 85th MRD 1957 < to 1955 85th Rifle Division
86th Guards Motor Rifle Division 14th Guards Army, Odessa Military District, Beltsy Disbanded after 1990 86th Guards Rifle Division
87th Motor Rifle Division 25th Army Corps, Far Eastern Military District, Petropavlovsk Disbanded 1989 Formed 1968 from elements of 22 MRD
88th Motor Rifle Division 36th Army Corps, Turkestan Military District, Kushka Became part of Turkmenistan's armed forces Formed 1980 from elements of 5 GMRD
91st Motor Rifle Division 29th Army, Transbaikal Military District, Bratsk Reformed as 497th territorial educational center 1987, 5209 VKhVT 1989 Formed Dec 1, 1981 Nizhneudinsk; 1986 relocated in settlement Padun of the city of Bratsk
92nd Guards Motor Rifle Division Odessa Military District, Nikolaev Became Ukrainian 92nd District Training Centre 92nd Guards Rifle Division
93rd Guards Motor Rifle Division Southern Group of Forces, Kecskemét, Hungary Withdrawn to Ukraine, became part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 93rd GRD
94th Guards Motor Rifle Division 2nd Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Schwerin Withdrawn to Yurga, Siberian Military District, became 74th Motor Rifle Brigade 94th GRD
96th Motor Rifle Division Volga Military District, Kazan Became storage base, later disbanded 96th Rifle Division
97th Guards Motor Rifle Division 13th Army, Carpathian Military District, Slavuta Became Ukrainian 97th Mechanized Brigade 97th Guards Rifle Division
99th Motor Rifle Division 25th Army Corps, Far Eastern Military District, Anadyr Reduced to 3840 Storage Base, 1 June 1999, storage base disbanded, 2002 Formed 1968(?)
100th Guards Motor Rifle Division Transcaucasian Military District, Tbilisi Became 173rd District Training Centre Soviet 1st Guards Mechanized Corps
105th Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District Disbanded 1958 From WW2 era 36 MRD
107th Motor Rifle Division Baltic Military District, Vilnius Disbanded 1992 Formed 1968 from cadres of 265th MRD
108th Motor Rifle Division 40th Army, Bagram, Afghanistan Withdrawn to Termez, became part of Uzbek armed forces 360th Rifle Division
111th Motor Rifle Division 6th Army, Leningrad Military District, Sortavala Became 23rd Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment 367th Rifle Division
115th Guards Motor Rifle Division Leningrad Military District, Valdai Became storage base 67th Guards Rifle Division
118th Motor Rifle Division 43rd Army Corps, Far Eastern Military District, Birobidzhan Became MG Artillery division Formed 1969
120th Guards Motor Rifle Division Belorussian Military District, Minsk Became Belarus 120th Guards Mechanised Brigade 120th Guards Rifle Division, September 1943
121st Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Sibirtsevo Became District Training Centre 10th Mechanised Corps, WW2
122nd Guards Motor Rifle Division 36th Army, Transbaikal Military District, Dauriya No change? 5th Guards Tank Corps
123rd Guards Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Barabash Became MG Artillery division 17th Guards Rifle Division
126th Motor Rifle Division 32nd Army Corps, Odessa Military District, Simferopol Became Ukrainian coastal defence formation 126th Rifle Division
127th Motor Rifle Division Seventh Guards Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Leninakan Became Russian 102nd Military Base 261st Rifle Division
128th Guards Motor Rifle Division 38th Army, Carpathian Military District, Mukachevo Now 128th Mechanized Brigade, part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 128th Guards Mtn Rifle Division
129th Motor Rifle Division Far Eastern Military District, Knyaz-Volkonka Became 392 District Training Centre 1 December 1987 Formed 1969
131st Motor Rifle Division 6th Army, Leningrad Military District, Pechenga Became 200th Motor Rifle Brigade 45th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)
134th Motor Rifle Division Central Asian Military District, Dushanbe Disbanded 1989 Formed 1980
135th Motor Rifle Division 15th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Lesozavodsk Became Machine-Gun Artillery Division Former 39th Rifle Тихоокеанской Division
136th Motor Rifle Division 1st Guards Army, Kiev Military District, Piryatin Became part of Ukrainian armed forces 343rd Rifle Division
144th Guards Motor Rifle Division Baltic Military District, Tallinn Withdrawn to Yelnya, Moscow Military District, reduced to storage base 29th Guards Rifle Division
145th Motor Rifle Division 31st Army Corps, Transcaucasian Military District, Batumi Became 12th Military Base Soviet 89th "Tamanyan" Rifle Division
146th Motor Rifle Division Leningrad Military District, Chernaya Rechka Reduced to storage base
147th Motor Rifle Division 31st Army Corps, Transcaucasian Military District, Akhalkalaki Became 62nd Military Base
149th Motor Rifle Division 39th Army, Mongolia Withdrawn to Borzya, became Motor Rifle Brigade
150th Motor Rifle Division Transbaikal Military District, Borzya Became District Training Centre
152nd Motor Rifle Division Transcaucasian Military District, Kutaisi Disbanded 1991
155th Motor Rifle Division 32nd Army, Turkestan Military District, Ust-Kamenogorsk Became part of Kazakh armed forces 1992
157th Motor Rifle Division 32nd Army Corps, Odessa Military District, Kerch Reduced to storage base
161st Motor Rifle Division 13th Army, Carpathian Military District, Izyaslav Became part of Ukrainian Ground Forces 161st Rifle Division, briefly 24th Mech Div and 99th MRD until 1965. Later 161st Mechanised Brigade (Ukraine).
164th Motor Rifle Division 7th Guards Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Yerevan Became part of Armenian armed forces 164th Rifle Division, briefly 69th Mech Div and 121st MRD until 1965
167th Motor Rifle Division[3] 32nd Army, Turkestan Military District, Semipalatinsk Became part of Kazakh armed forces 1992 167th Rifle Division, briefly in 1950s until 1957 153rd MRD
172nd Motor Rifle Division 1st Guards Army, Kiev Military District, Konotop Reduced to storage base 172nd Rifle Division, World War II
180th Motor Rifle Division Odessa Military District, Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Became Ukrainian 27th Mechanised Brigade after 1992 180th 'Kievskaya' Rifle Division, Second World War
192nd Motor Rifle Division 35th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Blagoveshchensk Reduced to Motor Rifle Brigade
194th Motor Rifle Division 15th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Khabarovsk Reduced to Motor Rifle Brigade
199th Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Krasny Kut Reduced to storage base
201st Motor Rifle Division 40th Army, Kunduz, Afghanistan Dushanbe, Tajikistan
203rd Motor Rifle Division 32nd Army, Turkestan Military District, Karaganda Reduced to storage base, became part of Kazakh armd forces
206th Motor Rifle Division 13th Guards Army Corps, Moscow MD, Tambov Reduced to storage base 206th Rifle Division
207th Motor Rifle Division 2nd Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Stendal Disbanded 1992 207th Rifle Division, formed 1942
213th Motor Rifle Division Volga Military District, Totsk Disbanded
216th Motor Rifle Division 4th Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Saatl? Disbanded 1989 216th Rifle Division
218th Motor Rifle Division Siberian Military District, Abakan Disbanded
219th Motor Rifle Division Far Eastern Military District, Vozhaevka Reduced to storage base
242nd Motor Rifle Division 33rd Army Corps, Siberian Military District, Abakan Reduced to storage base Formed 1972
245th Motor Rifle Division 29th Army, Transbaikal Military District, Gusinoozyorsk No change First formed 1967
254th Motor Rifle Division Southern Group of Forces, Székesfehérvár,Hungary Withdrawn to Artemovsk, Ukraine, became Ukrainian Ground Forces mechanised division 254th Rifle Division
262nd Motor Rifle Division 35th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Vozhaevka Later disbanded 262nd Rifle Division
265th Motor Rifle Division Far Eastern Military District, Yekaterinovka Reduced to storage base 265th Rifle Division
266th Motor Rifle Division 35th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Raychikhinsk/Raichikhinsk Reduced to storage base 266th Rifle Division
268th Motor Rifle Division Prokhladny  ?  ?
270th Motor Rifle Division 15th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Komsomolsk-na-Amure No change 270th Rifle Division
272nd Motor Rifle Division 43rd Army Corps, Far Eastern Military District, Babstovo Became MG Artillery division 272nd Rifle Division
277th Motor Rifle Division 5th Army, Far East MD, Sergevka Became 127th MG Artillery Division 66th Rifle Division
287th Motor Rifle Division 38th Army, Carpathian Military District, Yarmolints Became part of Ukrainian armed forces 287th Rifle Division
295th Motor Rifle Division 4th Army, Transcaucasian Military District, Baku (Baku-1?) Became part of Azerbaijani Land Forces 295th Rifle Division
  • 47th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Konotop
  • 48th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Vysoke Myto CGF
  • 49th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Saatly
  • 53rd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Piryatin
  • 54th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Alakurtti
  • 57th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Naumburg GSFG
  • 58th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Kyzyl-Arvat
  • 59th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Tiraspol
  • 60th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Lenkoran
  • 62nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Itatka
  • 64th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Sapernoye
  • 65th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Perm
  • 67th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Skovorodino
  • 68th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Sary-Ozek
  • 69th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Vologda
  • 70th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Ivano-Frankovsk
  • 71st Motor Rifle Division first formed at Petrozavodsk
  • 72nd Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Belaya Tserkov
  • 73rd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Novoye
  • 75th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Nakhichevan
  • 77th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Arkhangelsk
  • 79th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Poronaysk
  • 81st Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Bikin
  • 82nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Volgograd
  • 83rd Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Rovno
  • 85th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Novosibirsk
  • 86th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Beltsy
  • 87th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 88th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Kushka
  • 91st Motor Rifle Division first formed at Padun (Bratsk)
  • 93rd Guards Motor Rifle Division It first formed at Kecskemét SGF
  • 94th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Schwerin GSFG
  • 97th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Slavuta
  • 99th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Anadyr
  • 107th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Vilnius
  • 111th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Sortavala
  • 114th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Samarkand
  • 118th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Birobidzhan
  • 120th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Uruche
  • 122nd Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Dauriya
  • 123rd Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Barabash
  • 126th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Simferopol
  • 127th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Leninakan
  • 128th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Mukachevo
  • 131st Motor Rifle Division first formed at Pechenga
  • 132nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Chiornaya Rechka
  • 134th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Dushanbe
  • 135th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Lesozavodsk
  • 144th Guards Motor Rifle Division first formed at Tallinn
  • 145th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Batumi
  • 146th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Yarmolintsy
  • 147th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Akhalkalaki
  • 149th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Erdenet
  • 152nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Kutaisi
  • 156th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Novorossisk
  • 157th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Feodosiya
  • 161st Motor Rifle Division first formed at Izyaslav
  • 163rd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Sarapul
  • 164th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Yerevan
  • 166th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Belebey
  • 167th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Biysk
  • 180th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Belgorod-Dnestrovskyi
  • 192nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Blagoveshchensk
  • 194th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Khabarovsk
  • 196th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Kursk
  • 198th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky
  • 199th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Krasny Kut
  • 203rd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Karaganda
  • 207th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Stendal GSFG
  • 213th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Totsk
  • 218th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Kyzyl
  • 219th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Zavitinsk
  • 225th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Mulino[disambiguation needed]
  • 242nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Abakan
  • 245th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Gusinoozersk
  • 254th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Székesfehérvár SGF
  • 258th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Fevralsk
  • 262nd Motor Rifle Division first formed at Vozzhaevka
  • 297th Motor Rifle Division first formed at Krasnoyarsk
  • 95th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 227th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 249th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 250th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 251st Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 252nd Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 253rd Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 255th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 256th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 257th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 259th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 260th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 261st Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 263rd Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 264th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 267th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 269th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 271st Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 273rd Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 274th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 275th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 276th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 278th Reserve Motor Rifle division
  • 279th Reserve Motor Rifle division

Tank Divisions[edit]

Division Location, Status 1990 Location, Status 2006 Origins
1st Tank Division 11th Guards Army, Kaliningrad, Baltic MD Reduced to Tank Brigade 1st Tank Corps
2nd Guards Tank Division 39th Army, Mongolia Withdrawn to Siberia 2nd Guards Tank Corps
3rd Guards Tank Division 7th Tank Army, Belorussian Military District, Zaslonovo Reduced to storage base, became part of Belarus armed forces 3rd Guards Tank Corps
4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division Moscow Military District, Naro-Fominsk No change 4th Guards Tank Corps
5th Guards Tank Division Transbaikal Military District, Kyakhta Now part of Siberian Military District 5th Guards Cavalry Corps
6th Guards Tank Division 28th Army, Belorussian Military District, Grodno Reorganised as mechanised brigade, became part of the Armed Forces of Belarus 63rd Cavalry Division
7th Guards Tank Division 3rd Shock Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, DessauRosslau Disbanded 1990 7th Guards Tank Corps
8th Guards Tank Division 5th Guards Tank Army, Belorussian Military District, Pukhovichi(?) Reduced to storage base, became part of Armed Forces of Belarus 8th Guards Tank Corps
9th Tank Division 1st Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Riesa/Zeithain Disbanded in 1991 (вч пп 60990 позывной-Стрелка выведена в Смоленск) 9th Tank Corps
10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya Tank Division(Volunteers) 3rd Shock Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Altengrabow Withdrawn to Boguchar, Moscow MD 10th Guards Tank Corps
11th Guards Tank Division 1st Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Dresden Withdrawn to Slonim, Belarus, became an Armed Forces of Belarus mechanised brigade 11th Guards Tank Corps
12th Guards Tank Division 3rd Shock Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Neuruppin Disbanded at Vladikavkaz in 1991 12th Guards Tank Corps
13th Guards Tank Division Southern Group of Forces, Veszprém, Hungary Disbanded in 1989 13th Guards Rifle Division
14th Tank Division North Caucasian MD, Novocherkassk Became 100th Division of Operational Designation of MVD 1 October 1989[4] Formed 1972
15th Guards Tank Division Central Group of Forces, Milovice, Czechoslovakia Withdrawn to Chebarkul, Volga-Ural MD 15th Guards Cavalry Division
16th Guards Tank Division 2nd Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Neustrelitz Withdrawn to Chaykovsky, Volga-Ural MD, reduced to storage base 9th Guard Tank Corps
17th Guards Tank Division 6th Guards Tank Army, Kiev Military District, Krivoy Rog Became Ukrainian 17th Guards Tank Brigade 20th Guards Rifle Division 1945
19th Guards Tank Division Southern Group of Forces, Hungary, Esztergom Withdrawn to Belarus, reduced to storage base 2nd Guards Mechanised Corps
20th Zvenigorodskaya Tank Division Northern Group of Forces, Żagań, Poland Disbanded in 1991 20th Tank Corps
21st Guards Tank Division 35th Army, Far Eastern Military District, Belogorsk No change 31st Guards Rifle Division
23rd Tank Division 8th Tank Army, Carpathian Military District, Ovruch Reduced to storage base, became part of Ukrainian armed forces 23rd Tank Corps
24th Tank Division Baltic MD, Dobele Withdrawn to Strugi Krasne, Leningrad MD, as Motor Rifle Brigade
25th Tank Division 20th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Vogelsang Disbanded 1989 25th Tank Corps
26th Guards Tank Division Moscow Military District, Kovrov Reorganised as District Training Centre 53rd Guards 'Tartus' Red Banner Rifle Division
27th Tank Division Far Eastern Military District, Zavitinsk Reduced to storage base
28th Tank Division 28th Army, Belarus Military District, Slonim Reduced to equipment base, became part of Belarus armed forces 8th Mechanised Corps
29th Tank Division 5th Guards Tank Army, Belarus Military District, Slutsk Reduced to storage base 29th Tank Corps
30th Guards Tank Division 8th Tank Army, Carpathian Military District, Novograd-Volinsky Now 30th Mechanized Brigade (Ukraine) 13th Guards Cavalry Division
31st Tank Division 28th Army Corps, Central Group of Forces, Bruntál Withdrawn to Moscow MD, amalgamated with another division 31st Tank Corps
32nd Guards Tank Division 20th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Jüterbog Disbanded 1989 116th Guards Rifle Division
34th Tank Division 7th Tank Army, Belorussian Military District, Borisov Reduced to storage base, became part of Belarus armed forces 10th Tank Corps
37th Tank Division 7th Tank Army, Belorussian Military District, Polotsk Reduced to storage base, became part of Belarus armed forces
40th Guards Tank Division 11th Guards Army, Baltic Military District, Sovetsk Reduced to tank brigade, then storage base
41st Guards Tank Division 1st Guards Army, Kiev Military District, Uman Reduced to storage base, became part of Ukrainian armed forces 41st Guards Rifle Division
42nd Guards Tank Division 6th Guards Tank Army, Kiev Military District, Dnepropetrovsk Reduced to storage base, became part of Ukrainian armed forces 42nd Guards Rifle Division
44th Tank Division Ural Military District, Kamyshin Reorganised as district training centre 279th Rifle Division
45th Guards Tank Training Division (I) Belorussian Military District Disbanded 1960 69th Guards Rifle Division
45th Guards Tank Division (II) Belorussian Military District, Pechi Reorganised as 72nd Training Centre, became part of Belarus armed forces 6th Guards Rifle Division
47th Guards Tank Division 1st Guards Tank Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Hillersleben Withdrawn to Moscow Military District, amalgamated 47th Guards Rifle Division
48th Guards Tank Division Desna, Kiev Military District Became 169th District Training Centre, Ukrainian Ground Forces 5th Guards Airborne Division
49th Tank Division Transbaikal Military District, Chita Became 212th Dist Trng Centre Formed 1965 as MR training division; by 1989 49 TD
51st Tank Division 39th Army, Bogandur, Mongolia Withdrawn, reduced to storage base Formed 1967
60th Tank Division 13th Guards Army Corps, Moscow Military District Disbanded 1990 Formed from 60 RD? 1947
65th Tank Division Moscow Military District, Ryazan? 'Spare' division (cadre?)
67th Tank Division Siberian Military District 'Spare' division (cadre?) Reduced to storage base, post 1989
68th Tank Division Siberian Military District 'Spare' division (cadre?) Reduced to storage base, post 1989
75th Guards Tank Division Kiev Military District, Chuguyev Disbanded 1989 75th Guards Rifle Division, 1965(?)
76th Tank Division Belorussian Military District, Brest Reduced to storage base, 1989
77th Tank Division Far Eastern Military District Reduced to storage base, post 1989 264th Rifle Division
78th Tank Division Ayaguz, Turkestan Military District Became part of Kazakh armed forces 78th Rifle Division
79th Tank Division 8th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Jena Disbanded 1992 79th Guards Rifle Division
90th Guards Tank Division 20th Guards Army, Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Bernau Withdrawn to Soviet Union 6th Guards Mechanised Corps
117th Guards Tank Division Carpathian Military District, Berdychiv Became 119th District Training Centre of the Ukrainian Ground Forces 111th Guards Rifle Division
193rd Tank Division Belorussian Military District Reduced to storage base 193rd Rifle Division

Artillery Divisions[edit]

Divisions of the Airborne Forces[edit]

Divisions Disbanded 1945–89[edit]

  • Disbanded 1958(?)← 1957 7th MRD<-7th Mech Div <-1946/55← 7th Mech Corps
  • 343 (55) Rifle Division 1946–55, 136 MRD 1957, Disbanded 1958
  • Disbanded 1958←137 MRD 1957 ←345 (57) RD 1946–55
  • Disbanded 1959←138 MRD 1957 ←358 (59) RD 1946–55
  • Disbanded 1960←139 MRD 1957 ←349 (60) RD 1946–55
  • Disbanded 1959←140 MRD 1957 ←374 (70) RD 1946–55
  • Disbanded 1958←142 Mtn RD 1957 ←376 (72) RD 1955
  • Disbanded 1960←143 Gds MRD 1957←72G Mech Div 1946(1955) ←110 GRD
  • Disbanded 1958<144 MRD 1957<97 RD 1946 (1955)

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ See also http://www.soldat.ru/forum/?gb=3&id=54651
  2. ^ http://specnaz.pbworks.com/w/page/17658020/77-обрмп
  3. ^ See also http://www.soldat.ru/forum/?gb=3&id=35468 (Russian)
  4. ^ http://shieldandsword.mozohin.ru/VD3462/mvd6691/troops/vv.htm
  • V.I. Feskov, K.A. Kalashnikov, V.I. Golikov, The Soviet Army in the Years of the Cold War 1945–91, Tomsk University Publishing House, Tomsk, 2004
  • Note: this source is not totally accurate, as some other information from it has been shown to be incorrect. Alternate information is welcome!

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