534th Guards Smolenskiy Red Banner order of Suvorov, thrice Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment

534-й гвардейский зенитно-ракетный Смоленский Краснознаменный орденов Суворова трижды ордена Кутузова и Богдана Хмельницкого полк

Military Unit: 01331

Activated 1.10.60 in Yavorov, Lvov Oblast, from the 158th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment (17th Heavy Tank Division).

In 1965 shot down a drifting CIA balloon carrying an intelligence package.


In 1973 recognised as one of the best anti-aircraft units in the Air Defence Forces.

1980's with 3 S-75 (SA-2) battalions.

Disbanded 1992 - awards and honours transferred to the 294th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment.