34th Simferopolskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division imeni S. Ordzhonikidze

34-я мотострелковая Симферопольская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия имени Серго Орджоникидзе

Military Unit: 45463

Activated 4.6.57 in Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast, as the 126th Motorised Rifle Division, from the 77th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

11.1.65 renamed 34th Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 000 independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 000 independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

In May 1969 the 276th Motorised Rifle Regiment was fully mobilised, and took part in the "Vostok" exercise in the Far Eastern Military District (27.5 to 30.6.69).

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 331st independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 894th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

1.90 to 10.90 the 276th Motorised Rifle Regiment was deployed outside Baku, Azerbaizhan SSR, performing guard duties.

12.94 to 6.95 the 276th and 324th Motorised Rifle Regiments was deployed to Chechnya.

1.3.2009 renamed 28th independent Motorised Rifle Brigade.



Equipment 12.85:

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - one regiment (276th Motorised Rifle Regiment) was maintained as a Ready Regiment - Reduced Strength II.