23rd Guards Brandenburgskaya order of Lenin Red Banner order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division

23-я гвардейская мотострелковая Бранденбургская ордена Ленина Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 06715

Activated 25.6.57 in Kirovabad, Azerbaizhan SSR, as the 25th Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 31st Guards Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

17.11.64 renamed 23rd Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 773rd independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 773rd independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 622nd independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1543rd independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 8.90 the 1057th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 1041st Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment, from the 75th Motorised Rifle Division.

Disbanded 7.92, after having been forced to hand over all weapons to Azerbaizhan - traditions, honors and awards were transferred to the 13th Motorised Rifle Division.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).