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36th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade
(2009–present)

131st Guards Motor Rifle Division
(2001–2009)


131st Guards Machine-Gun Artillery Division
(1989–2001)


38th Guards Motor Rifle Division
(1957–1989)


38th Guards Rifle Division
(1942–1957)
SSI Russian 36th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade old.gif
Active 1942–present
Allegiance
Branch
Type Motorized infantry brigade
Part of 29th Army
Garrison/HQ Borzya
Engagements World War II
Decorations Order of Red Banner Order of the Red Banner
Battle honours Lozovaya

The 36th Guards 'Lozovskaya' Motor Rifle Brigade is a much-decorated unit of the Russian Ground Forces, which traces its' heritage to the creation of the 38th Guards Rifle Division (ru:38-я гвардейская стрелковая дивизия) from the 4th Airborne Corps during World War II. The division gained its honorific on 23 September 1943 for its part in the seizure of Lozovaya in Ukraine.

In June 1957, the 38th Guards Rifle Division was reorganised as the 38th Guards Motor Rifle Division.[1] The division was moved to Sretensk in Chita Oblast in 1967. In 1989 the division was reorganised as the 131st Guards Machine-Gun Artillery Division.

The division moved its headquarters to Olavyannaya in Olovyanninsky District in Chita Oblast in 1992. In 2001 it was converted into a motor rifle division.

In June 2009 the division was reorganised as a motor rifle brigade and moved to Borzya.

External linksEdit

  1. "38th Guards Motorised Rifle Division". http://www.ww2.dk/new/army/msd/38gvmsd.htm. 



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