6th Guards Motor Rifle Division

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Review of the 6th Guards Vitebsk-Novgorod Motor Rifle Division, Northern Group of Forces, in Borne Sulinowo, Poland.

The 6th Guards Vitebsk-Novgorod Motor Rifle Division (6-я гвардейская мотострелковая дивизия - Military Unit No. 68434) - was a Soviet motor rifle division, which after the end of World War II was on the Polish territory composed of Northern Group of Forces. It was the second formation of the 6th Guards MRD, and drew its history from the 90th Guards Rifle Division.

In an exchange of numbers, the 6th Guards Lvov Motor Rifle Division (First Formation) in Germany in 1985 became the 90th Guards Tank Division, while the 90th Guards Tank Division became the 6th Guards Motor Rifle Division. The division in Poland disbanded a tank regiment and formed a motor rifle regiment, while the division in Germany formed a tank regiment.

Staff of the Division was located in the town of Borne Sulinowo.

In November 1985, the 65th Separate Air Assault Battalion was formed from the division's 126th Separate Guards Reconnaissance Battalion in Białogard.[1] Between May and November 1986, the battalion was expanded to form the 83rd Separate Air Assault Brigade under the command of Colonel V.M. Sinitsyn.

The Division withdrew from Poland in 1992 and was moved to Tver in the Moscow Military District where it became the 166th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade. In 1996 the brigade was disbanded and converted into the 70th Base for Storage of Weapons & Equipment. The 70th VkhVT was finally disbanded in 1997.


  • 16 Motor Rifle regiment
  • 82 Motor Rifle regiment - Sypniewo
  • 152 Motor Rifle regiment
  • 80th Tank Regiment
  • 193 Artillery Regiment
  • 90 independent tank battalion
  • 54 Battalion
  • 464 artillery antitank
  • 101 battalion of sappers
  • 126 Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 71 Battalion Repair
  • 183 battalion supply
  • 81 Medical Battalion


  • Maj. Gen. Vladimir Vasilyevich Bulgakov (1992)


  1. ^ Holm, Michael. "83rd independent Landing-Assault Brigade". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 


  • Andrew Wojtaszak, Kazimierz Kozlowski: Soldier Polish Western Pomerania X-XX century: the materials of scientific session of 10 November 1999: collective work. Wilson: Department of Civic Education, 2001. ISBN 83-86992-76-X .

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