93rd Guards Kharkovskaya twice Red Banner orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Motorised Rifle Division

93-я гвардейская мотострелковая Харьковская дважды Краснознамённая орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия

Military Unit: 45261

Activated 17.5.57 in Kecskemet, Hungary, as the 35th Guards Motorised Rifle Division, from the 35th Guards Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

In 1961 the 347th independent Missile Battalion was activated.

19.2.62 the 73rd independent Equipment Maintenance and Recovery Battalion was activated

In 5.62 the 33rd independent Tank Battalion was activated.

11.1.65 renamed 93rd Guards Motorised Rifle Division.

In 1968 the 108th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 108th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion, while the 456th independent Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion was activated.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 90 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 133rd independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

In 1980 the 3rd independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1119th independent Material Supply Battalion, and the 712th independent Guards Reactive Artillery Battery was absorbed by the Artillery Regiment.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

In 7.89 the 134th Guards Tank Regiment was replaced by the 87th Tank Regiment.

In 6.90 the 5th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the 96th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

In 1.91 the 1098th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment was transferred to the 201st Motorised Rifle Division.

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.




Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - First Line (US terms: Category I) - manning was almost 100%.