131st Pechengskaya order of Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

131-я мотострелковая Печенгская ордена Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 08275

Activated 4.6.57 in Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, from the 45th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 5.66 the 61st Motorised Rifle Regiment was transferred to the Northern Fleet, and was replaced by the new 19th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 1968 the 274th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 274th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

22.2.68 awarded the order of Kutuzov.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1338th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

In 1987 the 334th Guards Tank Regiment was renamed 60th independent Guards Tank Battalion.

Organisation 1988:

In 11.91 the 19th Motorised Rifle Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 67th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment, from the 20th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

6.1997 renamed 200th independent Motorised Rifle Brigade.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Equipment 1.1.2000 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength II (US terms: Category II) - one motorised rifle regiment maintained at full strength.