242nd Motorised Rifle Division

242-я мотострелковая дивизия

Military Unit: 48256

Activated 1972 in Abakan, Khakasskaya Autonomous Oblast.

Organisation 1973:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 0000 independent Material Supply Battalion.

In 1980 the 485th Motorised Rifle Regiment became independent, and moved to Yurga, Kemerovo Oblast, and was replaced by the new 192nd Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.12.89 renamed 5350th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 2009.



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The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - with one regiments maintained as a reduced strength Ready Regiment.