11th independent Landing-Assault Brigade
11-я отдельная десантно-штурмовая бригада
Military Unit: 21460, from 6.90: 32364
Activated 1.8.68 in Mogocha, Chita Oblast, as the 11th independent Airborne Brigade:
617th independent Airborne Battalion from the 1st battalion of the 113th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment
211th Aviation Group from a squadron of the 696th independent Helicopter Regiment
In 11.68 the 618th and 619th independent Airborne Battalions were activated from two battalions of the 56th Motorised Rifle Division.
617th independent Airborne Battalion (Mogocha, Chita Oblast) - military unit: 21498
618th independent Airborne Battalion (Mogocha, Chita Oblast) - military unit: 21463
619th independent Airborne Battalion (Amazar, Chita Oblast) - military unit: 21400
284th independent Artillery Battalion (Mogocha, Chita Oblast) - attached from 11.68
211th Aviation Group (Mogocha, Chita Oblast)
4.69 the independent Airborne Battalions were renamed independent Landing-Assault Battalions.
7.71 the brigade was renamed 11th independent Landing-Assault Brigade.
284th independent Artillery Battalion was disbanded, and was replaced by two independent batteries (artillery and anti-aircraft artillery)
1987 took part in a large landing exercise at Cape Schmidt, near the Arctic seashore (68 53 55N, 179 20 35W].
In early 1988 both helicopter regiments were detached from the brigade.
1.6.90 transferred to the VDV, and renamed 11th indpendent Airborne Brigade.
Organisation 1996 (battalions were renumbered in 1996):
498th independent Ariborne Battalion
499th independent Ariborne Battalion
500th independent Ariborne Battalion
The 500th independent Ariborne Battalion was disbanded in 2006.
Mogocha, Chita Oblast, 8.68 - 11.92 [53 43 16N, 119 46 00E] - one battalion at Amazar, Chita Oblast: 53 48 26N, 120 54 39E
Sosnovyy Bor, Buryatskaya ASSR, 11.92 - today [51 50 43N, 107 52 50E]
Transbaykal Military District, 8.68 - 6.90
HQ VDV, 6.90 - 12.95
Transbaykal Military District, 12.95 - today