79th Sakhalinskaya Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

79-я мотострелковая Сахалинская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 35316

Activated 17.5.57 in Leonidovo, Sakhalinskaya Oblast, from the 79th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

22.2.68 awarded the Red Banner.

In 1968 the 43rd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 43rd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1489th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

In 1982(?) the 113th Tank Regiment was reduced, and renamed 98th independent Tank Battalion.

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 1994.



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The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).