4th Guards Volgogradskaya Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

4-я гвардейская мотострелковая Волгоградская Краснознаменная орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 28345

Activated 5.6.57 in Lugansk, Lugansk Oblast, as the 63rd Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 4th Guards Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

17.11.64 renamed 4th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 138th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 138th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

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

Organisation 1980:

15.2.80 transferred to Termez, Surkhandar'inskaya Oblast, to replace the 108th Motorised Rifle Division, which had been deployed to Afghanistan - the 15th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was left behind, and was replaced by a new 1213th Motorised Rifle Regiment, activated in Termez.

In 1982(?) the 840th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was replaced by the 1168th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1988:

1.10.89 renamed 5197th Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 3.91.



Equipment 1985:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

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