40th orders of Lenin and Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division imeni Sergo Ordzhonikidze

40-я мотострелковая орденов Ленина и Суворова дивизия имени Серго Орджоникидзе

Military Unit: 64740

Activated 17.5.57 in Smolyaninovo-1, Primorskiy Kray, from the 40th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1957:

14.3.58 the 178th Motorised Rifle Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 411th Motorised Rifle Regiment from the disbanded 148th Motorised Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 23rd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 23rd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 52nd independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1133rd independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

12.10.89 transferred to the Pacific Fleet as the 40th Motorised Rifle Division for Coastal Defence.

12.10.90 the 231st Motorised Rifle Regiment and 1173rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was transferred to the 129th Guards Machine-Gun Artillery Division, and was replaced by the 48th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment (Zaysanovka) and the 1133rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment (Zanadvorovka).

Disbanded 1996.



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