59th Guards Kramatorskaya Red Banner orders of Suvorogv and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Motorised Rifle Division

59-я гвардейская мотострелковая Краматорская Краснознамённая орденов Суворова и Богдана Хмельницкого дивизия

Military Unit: 35770

Activated 17.5.57 in Tiraspol, Moldavian SSR, from the 59th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 66th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 66th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 896th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.6.97 renamed 8th independent Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade.

Disbanded 1.11.2002.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength I (US terms: Category II). [Until 1984 Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre].