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70th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade
Country Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Service history
Active 1979-1989
Battles Soviet-Afghan War
Decorations Order of the red Banner OBVERSEOrder of the Red Banner (2)

OrderOfKutuzov2ndOrder of Kutuzov 2nd class
Order khmelnitsky1 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.


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]


  1. Holm, Michael. "70th independent Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade". 

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