Mulino (settlement), Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

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Coordinates: 56°18′36″N 42°56′24″E / 56.31000°N 42.94000°E / 56.31000; 42.94000

Mulino (Russian: Му́лино) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Volodarsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.[1] Population: 13,008 (2010 Census);[2] 11,711 (2002 Census).[3] Dialing code: +7 83136. Postal code: 606083.


There is a significant military presence in the area; a local newspaper describes Mulino as "surrounded by military units".[4] An important facility in the area is the Mulino training center of the Russian Ground Forces, which in September and December 2007 was the site of joint US-Russian military exercises, part of the series codenamed "Torgau" (after the city in Germany that figures in the military history of both countries).[5][6][7] Joint exercises at Mulino were originally planned for 2006 ("Torgau-2006"),[8] but were canceled, possibly due to the protests of certain local groups against the presence of foreign military on Russian soil.[9][10]

Among military units listed by Kommersant-Vlast in 2002 at Mulino were the 34th Guards Artillery Division, the 99th Guards Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (3 MRD), the 211th Training Artillery Brigade, the 245th Guards Motor Rifle Regiment (3 MRD), the 752nd Motor Rifle Regiment, the 237th and 100th Tank Regiments (3rd Motor Rifle Division), one other unit, and a penal battalion.[11] Headquarters 3rd Motor Rifle Division was nearby in Nizhny Novgorod.

There is also a penal battalion at the site.[12]

Several military reorganizations have now occurred, and a listing of units at Mulino is now best accessed at [1]. As of late 2009, units there appear to include 6th Tank Brigade, 288th Artillery Brigade, and a rocket forces and artillery depot.

In 2014 a new training range site will be opened in Mulino, in accordance with an agreement signed with Germany’s Rheinmetall worth of €100-million-plus to build a brigade-sized live combat simulation and marksmanship training center.[13][14] Due to Ukraine crisis in 2014 and Russia's participation into conflict in Ukraine[15]and sanctions imposed by European Union against Russia, Rheinmetall cancelled this agreement with Russian Defence Forces.[16]



  1. ^ Order #3-od
  2. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ЧП в поселке Мулино Нижегородской области: военный в упор расстрелял трех человек" (in Russian)
  5. ^ "Russian, U.S. troops to hold joint drill" Xinhua, December 01, 2007
  6. ^ Torgau 2007, photo gallery Russian Ministry of Defense, (in Russian)
  7. ^ ДЕСАНТ В РАМШТАЙН: НА РОССИЙСКО-АМЕРИКАНСКОМ УЧЕНИИ "ТОРГАУ-2007" ОТРАБАТЫВАЛИСЬ МИРОТВОРЧЕСКИЕ ОПЕРАЦИИ ПОД ЭГИДОЙ ООН (The Ramstein landing: training for UN peacekeeping operations at the joint Russian-US exercises Torgau-2007) (in Russian)
  8. ^ Interdependence: Key to Our Common Success
  9. ^ Russians confirm postponement of training exercise with U.S., "Stars and Stripes" 8-Sep-2006
  10. ^ [Rammstein - Мулино: новое шоу Пентагона] (Ramstein-Mulino: Pentagon's new show), Revolutionary Communist Youth Union, 25-Aug-2006.
  11. ^ Kommersant-Vlast, 'Vys Rossiya Armia'., 14 May 2002
  12. ^ 27 апреля в дисциплинарном батальоне п. Мулино (Володарский район) состоялось очередное заседание комиссии по вопросам помилования на территории Нижегородской области (28-Apr-2007) (in Russian)
  13. ^ "Russia Plans to Have 4 "Massive" Military Training Ranges". RIA Novosti. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Shoot better". Russian Defense Policy blog. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  15. ^ 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine
  16. ^


  • Государственно-правовой департамент Нижегородской области. Приказ №3-од от 27 января 2016 г. «Об утверждении реестра административно-территориальных образований, городских и сельских населённых пунктов Нижегородской области». Опубликован: "Нижегородская правда", №27(26048) (начало) и №30 (26051) (окончание), 19 и 26 марта 2016 г. (State Legal Department of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. Order #3-od of January 27, 2016 On the Adoption of the Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Formations, Urban and Rural Localities of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. ).