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213th Motor Rifle Division
Active 1968-1991
Country Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Type Motorized infantry
Garrison/HQ Totskoye
The 213th Motor Rifle Division was a motorized infantry division of the Soviet Army. The division was based in Totskoye and existed from 1968 to 1991. In 1991, the division merged with the 27th Guards Motor Rifle Division.[1]

HistoryEdit

In April 1968, the division was activated in Totskoye, Orenburg Oblast. The division replaced the 29th Motor Rifle Division, which was transferred to the Far East. It was part of the Volga Military District. On 1 September 1980, the 1415th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment was replaced by the 1049th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment, which had arrived from Afghanistan. In September 1989, the Volga Military District was renamed the Volga–Urals Military District. On 1 June 1990, the 1049th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment was disbanded and replaced by the 838th Antiaircraft Missile Regiment. The 838th was transferred from the 28th Tank Division. During the Cold War, the division was maintained at 20-25% strength. On 17 April 1991, the division was merged with the 27th Guards Motor Rifle Division, which had arrived from Germany.[1]

CompositionEdit

In 1988, the division included the following units.[1]

  • 433rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
  • 680th Motorized Rifle Regiment
  • 691st Motorized Rifle Regiment
  • 34th Tank Regiment
  • 1283rd Artillery Regiment
  • 1049th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment
  • 182nd Separate Missile Battalion
  • 1034th Separate Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion
  • 907th Separate Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 883rd Separate Engineer-Sapper Battalion
  • 973rd Separate Communications Battalion
  • Separate Chemical Defence Company
  • 481st Separate Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion
  • 341st Separate Medical-Sanitary Battalion
  • 893rd Separate Material Supply Battalion

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Holm, Michael. "213th Motorised Rifle Division". http://www.ww2.dk/new/army/msd/213msd.htm. 


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