52nd Melitopolskaya Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

52-я мотострелковая Мелитопольская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 41678

Activated 17.5.57 in Kerch, Crimean Oblast, from the 52nd Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 598th independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 598th independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

In 4.69 the 91st Motorised Rifle Regiment was replaced by the new 459th Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 1970:

In 7.70 the 362nd Motorised Rifle Regiment was used to activate the new 91st Motorised Rifle Division, and was reformed.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 0000 independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1987:

1.12.87 renamed 978th Territorial Training Center.

1.7.90 renamed 5208th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 1994.



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