45th Guards Krasnoselskaya order of Lenin Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division imeni A.A. Zhdanov

45-я гвардейская мотострелковая Красносельская ордена Ленина Краснознамённая дивизия имени А.А. Жданова

Military Unit: 02511

Activated 25.6.57 in Kamenka, Leningrad Oblast, from the 45th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

20.6.62 the 496th independent Motorised Rifle Regiment was activated from parts of 134th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment in Kamenka, Leningrad Oblast, and was transferred to Cuba in july/august 1962, where it was renamed 146th independent Motorised Rifle Regiment (8.9.62).

In 1968 the 49th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 49th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 890th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 1994/1995 a task force from the 129th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment with 45 T-80 tanks was deployed to Groznyy.

12.97 renamed 138th independent Guards 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.