164th Vitebskaya Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

164-я мотострелковая Витебская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 29416

Activated 25.6.57 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, as the 121st Motorised Rifle Division, from the 73rd Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

17.11.64 renamed 164th Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 116th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 116th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 630th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1556th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 4.90 the 385th Tank Regiment, was divided into the 117th independent Tank Battalion and the 1361st Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Disbanded 6.92 - equipment divided between Armenia and Russia.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength II (US terms: Category II).