9th independent Special Forces Brigade GRU
9-я отдельная бригада специального назначения ГРУ
Military Unit: 83483
Activated 15.10.62 in Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, as the 9th Special Forces Brigade GRU - formation complete 31.12.62.
000 independent Special Forces Unit
3.4.78 renamed 9th independent Special Forces Brigade GRU.
The 668th independent Special Forces Unit (military unit: 44653 while in Afghanistan) was activated 7.84 for service in Afghanistan - deployed to Afghanistan 15.9.84 to 6.2.89 - cover designation was 4th Motorised Rifle Battalion - operated from Bagram, Baraki and Kabul - attached to the 15th independent Special Forces Brigade GRU while in Afghanistan - before returning home to Kirovograd, the unit spent several months in Shurabad, Khatlonskaya Oblast.
1.1.92 taken over by Ukraine.
Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, 10.62 - 1.92 [48 30 52N, 32 15 26E]
Kiev Military District, 1962 - 1992