690th Missile Regiment

690-й ракетный полк

Military Unit: 44204

Activated 6.60 in Yoshkar-Ola, Mariyskaya ASSR, under the 201st Missile Brigade, and from 5.61 the 14th Missile Division.

1963 with 3 battalions at three sites:

In March 1964 all battalions were upgraded to regiments:

In 1968 the BSP-2 and BSP-16 sites were transferred to the 690th Missile Regiment, now with:

Two battalions (BSP-1 and BSP-2) went off alert duty in 1971.

The regiment stood down 1977, and was disbanded 1.11.77.

US designation 1960-1977: Yoshkar-Ola ICBM complex (Launch site A, later launch site 1). Type IIB pads.

Yoshkar-Ola Launch Site 1 (BSP-1) (56 34 57N, 48 09 19E):