73rd Novozybkovskaya order of Lenin Red Banner order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division

73-я мотострелковая Новозыбковская ордена Ленина Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 45933; from 1968: 26635

Activated 10.6.57 in Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Kray, from the 73rd Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 536th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 536th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

In 6.68 the 392nd Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the new 502nd Motorised Rifle Regiment.

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:

In 10.89 renamed 5505th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 1993.



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