91st Motorised Rifle Division

91-я мотострелковая дивизия

Military Unit: 58421; from 2.87: 21431

Activated 7.70 in Chistye Kluychi (Shelekhov), Irkutsk Oblast, from the 362nd Motorised Rifle Regiment.

Organisation 1970:

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 301st independent Material Supply Battalion.

In 1980 the 58th independent Tank Battalion arrived in Mongolia from the 138th independent Tank Regiment (in Germany), and became attached to the division.

Organisation 1980:

In 1985 the 58th independent Tank Battalion was disbanded.

Organisation 1987:

In 4.87 the 123rd Tank Regiment was transferred to the 41st Motorised Rifle Division, and was replaced by the 102nd Tank Regiment from the same division.

1.12.87 renamed 497th Territorial Training Center.

In 10.89 renamed 5209th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

In 6.92 inherited the traditions, honors and awards of the disbanded 15th Motorised Rifle Division, and was renamed 6063rd Weapons and Equipment Storage Base (Mechanised Troops).

6.2009 renamed 187th Weapons and Equipment Storage and Repair Base.



Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - Low-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - manning was about 15% (1900 men) - while in Mongolia maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength I (US terms: Category II).