144th Guards Elninskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division

144-я гвардейская мотострелковая Ельнинская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 22238; from 1993: 21555

Activated 18.2.67 in Tallin, Estonian SSR, as the 144th Motorised Rifle Division, replacing the 8th Guards  Motorised Rifle Division, which was about to transfer to Frunze.

23.12.67 inherited the traditions, honors and awards from the 36th Guards Motorised Rifle Division (disbanded in 1960), and was renamed 144th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1032nd independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1993 renamed 4944th Guards Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 2007.


Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Equipment 1.1.2000 (CFE treaty holdings):


Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).