61st order of Suvorov Training Motorised Rifle Division

61-я учебная мотострелковая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 16716

Activated 25.6.57 in Ashkhabad, Ashkhabad Oblast, as the 61st Motorised Rifle Division, from the 61st Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

7.10.60 renamed 61st Training Motorised Rifle Division.

19.2.62 re-organised:

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

Organisation 1970:

In 11.72 the 0000 independent Training Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1980:

14.9.87 renamed 209th District Training Center.

Organisation 1988:

5.92 taken over by Turkmenistan.



Equipment 1985:

Divisional coordinates:

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