78th Sivashskaya Red Banner order of Suvorov Training Motorised Rifle Division

78-я учебная мотострелковая Сивашская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 13251

Activated 4.6.57 in Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk Oblast, as the 78th Motorised Rifle Division, from the 78th Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

24.5.62 renamed 78th Training Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 312th independent Training Sapper Battalion was renamed 312th 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 471st District Training Center.

Organisation 1988:

10.89 renamed 5355th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 1994.



Equipment 12.85:

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).