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70th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade
Active 1979-1989
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Type Motorized infantry
Garrison/HQ Kandahar
Engagements Soviet-Afghan War

Order of the red Banner OBVERSE.jpgOrder of the Red Banner (2)
OrderOfKutuzov2nd.jpgOrder of Kutuzov 2nd class

Order khmelnitsky1.jpg Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2nd class

The 70th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade was a Soviet Army mechanized infantry brigade of the Soviet–Afghan War. During the war, it was based in Kandahar.

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The brigade was formed on 1 March 1980 in Kandahar from the 373rd Guards Motor Rifle Regiment of the 5th Guards Motor Rifle Division. On 4 May 1985, it was awarded a second Order of the Red Banner for its actions in Afghanistan. In August 1988, it withdrew to Kushka. The brigade was disbanded in February 1989.[1]

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