85th Leningradsko-Pavlovskaya Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

85-я мотострелковая Ленинградско-Павловская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 22316

Activated 25.6.57 in Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, from the 85th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1957:

1.3.59 the 103rd Motorised Rifle Regiment and 387th Tank Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 228th Motorised Rifle Regiment and 386th Tank Regiment from the disbanded 74th Motorised Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

27.3.67 awarded the name "Leningrad".

In 1968 the 279th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 279th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 69th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 0000 independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 1989 the 1131st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 927th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment from Belorussia.

In 9.93 the 141st Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 386th Tank Regiment was disbanded, and was replaced by the 288th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment and the 74th Guards Tank Regiment from the 94th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

1.6.2009 renamed 32nd independent Motorised Rifle Brigade.



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The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - one regiment maintained as a reduced strength Ready Regiment.