290th Missile Regiment
290-й ракетный полк
Military Unit: 54106, from 1992: 93876
Activated 14.6.60 in Stepnoy (Omsk), Omsk, Omsk Oblast under the 213th Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 49th Guards Missile Division.
When the 49th Guards Missile Division left for Lida 5.10.62, the regiment became independent - 290th independent Missile Regiment, now attached to the 7th independent Guards Missile Corps.
The regiment went on alert duty in 1965 with 3 R-9A (SS-8) silos at site BSP-11 (Desna-V complex), after considerable delays due to silo construction difficulties.
From 8.6.70 attached to the 33rd Guards Missile Army.
The regiment stood down in 1976, and was disbanded 9.76.
Reactivated 1992 in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari-El Republic, under the 14th Missile Division.
The regiment went on alert duty 19.4.94 with 9 RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missiles.
US designation 1960-1976: Omsk ICBM complex (Type IIIB silo site).
Omsk launch site A (55 09 38N, 73 38 08E):
Omsk launch site B - abandoned (Type IIIB silo site) (55 11 51N, 73 33 30E):
Omsk ICBM Complex overview - map
Omsk ICBM Complex Support Facility (55 03 58N, 73 31 18E) - drawing
Omsk ICBM Comple rail-to-road transfer point (55 09 20N, 73 38 03E) - drawing
Yoshkar-Ola launch site (1992-2008) (56 35 55N, 48 21 26E):