76th Kirovskiy Missile Regiment
76-й ракетный Кировский полк
Military Unit: 88009, from 1981: 49567
Activated 20.12.50 in Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, as the 2nd Launch Battalion of the 23rd Brigade for Special Use RVGK.
1.51 transferred to Kamyshin, Volgograd Oblast.
3.53 renamed 639th independent Engineer Battalion RVGK, attached to the 73rd Engineer Brigade RVGK.
7.59 transferred to Stryy, Lvov Oblast, and 1.10.59 renamed 76th Engineer Regiment RVGK - shortly thereafter transferred to Dolina, Lvov Oblast.
1.7.60 renamed 76th Missile Regiment, now under the 44th Missile Division.
The regiment consisted of two battalions with each 4 R-12 (SS-4) pads and one battalion with 4 R-12 silos.
The first and second battalion went on alert duty in 9.60 (eight R-12 pads), followed by the third battalion in 1963 (four R-12 silos).
The three battalions stood down in 1980, and on 10.3.81 the regiment moved to Yurya, Kirov Oblast (8th Missile Division).
The regiment went on alert duty 20.6.81 with 9 RSD-10 Pioneer-K (15P645K) (SS-20) missiles.
The regiment stood down 8.84, and began conversion to the RT-2PM (15P158) (SS-25) missile - alert duty from 30.12.85 with 9 missiles.
Awarded the name Kirovskiy from December 1999.
US designation 1960-1980: Dolina MRBM complex (Dolina 1 & 2, and Bolekhov launch sites). Type I (pad) and IV (silo) sites.
Dolina launch site 1 (49 03 36N, 24 03 35E):
Dolina launch site 2 (49 06 08N, 24 08 41E):
Bolekhov launch site (49 06 42N, 23 51 14E):
Two alternative fixed field sites for the pad launchers, were set up at Berezhnitsa (49 12 47N 23 57 35E) and Rakuv (48 58 19N 24 05 37E), buth both appeared to be inactive by 1967.
Yurya launch site BSP-3 (15P645K missiles 1980-1984, and 15P158 missiles 1985-today) (59 13 09N 49 25 19E):