77th Guards Moskovsko-Chernigovskaya order of Lenin Red Banner order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division

77-я гвардейская мотострелковая Московско-Черниговская ордена Ленина Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 82739

Activated 4.6.57 in Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, from the 77th Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

27.3.67 awarded the name "Moscow", after the World War 2 formation: 173rd Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 167th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 167th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

In 7.70 the 221st Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was transferred to the 54th Motorised Rifle Division, and was replaced by the new 481st Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1484th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

In 1987 the 212th Tank Regiment was renamed 125th independent Tank Battalion.

Organisation 1988:

1.12.89 transferred to the Northern Fleet as the 77th Guards Motorised Rifle Division for Coastal Defence.

In 1990 the 149th Tank Regiment was activated.

1994 renamed 163rd independent Guards Naval Infantry Brigade.

Disbanded 1996.



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) before the transfer to the Navy - after 1989 maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength II (US terms: Category II) - manning about 65 to 70%.