68th Novgorodskaya Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

68-я мотострелковая Новгородская Краснознамённая орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 97751

Activated 25.6.57 in Uryupinsk, Volgograd Oblast, from the 68th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1957:

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 6.66 the 187th Motorised Rifle Regiment was used to activate the 197th Motorised Rifle Division, and was replaced by the new 517th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 1968 the 227th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 227th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 81st independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

The division was to have been transferred to Afghanistan in 12.79, but in the end, only the 186th Motorised Rifle Regiment was transferred - the regiment arrived in Termez 1.1.80, and crossed into Afghanistan during the night 3/4.1.80 - 1.3.80 was renamed 66th independent Motorised Rifle Brigade - replaced by the new 385th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 1980 the 52nd independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 395th independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

7.5.92 taken over by Kazakhstan.



Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength I (US terms: Category I) - one regiment maintained as a Not Ready Regiment - Low-Strength Cadre - manning about 12%.