197th Motorised Rifle Division

197-я мотострелковая дивизия

Military Unit: 30685

Activated 27.6.66 in Uryupinsk, Volgograd Oblast, replacing the 68th Motorised Rifle Division, which was transferred to Central Asia.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 0000 independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.12.87 renamed 881st Territorial Training Center.

In 1990 renamed 345th Road Construction Training Brigade.



Equipment 12.85:

Divisional coordinates:

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