Ground Forces Structure and Locations: Part 1

This post is in part for my own reference, but I thought it might be useful for others as well. What follows is, as best I can determine, the location of all the the ground forces units. Specific locations are listed where ever I can find them. This is based on the old military district structure, and will inevitably have to be updated when the transition to the OSK system is complete in December. But given that the change from military districts to OSKs is mostly about combining some of the districts, that should be a fairly straightforward exercise when the time comes.

I’ll post the first three districts today and the others early next week. As time allows, I’ll try to get Air Force bases, Navy base locations, and airborne troops  posted over the next month or so. I see this as very much a work in progress, so if anyone notices any errors or has any additional information, please comment or email.

Leningrad Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 25th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Vladimirsky Lager, Pskov Oblast)
    • 138th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Kamenka, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 200th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Pechenga, Murmansk Oblast)
    • 2nd Special Forces Brigade (Cherekhi, Pskov Oblast)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 26th Missile Brigade (Luga, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 9th Artillery Brigade (Luga, Leningrad Oblast)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 5th Air Defense Brigade (Nenimiaki, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 1013th Air Defense Center (Pesochnyi, Leningrad Oblast)
  • Engineering formations:
    • 140th Engineer Regiment (Kerro, Leningrad Oblast)
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 10th NBC Defense Battalion (Sertolovo, Leningrad Oblast)
  • Communications formations:
    • 95th (Hub) Communications Brigade (Chernaia Rechka, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 132nd (Territorial) Communications Brigade (Agalatovo, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 60th Signals Center
    • 1269th Electronic Warfare Center (Ostrov, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 140th (Rear) Communications Battalion (Sertolovo, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 146th Radio-technical Special Forces Brigade (Bugry, Leningrad Oblast)
  • Reserve formations:
    • 216th Reserve Base (Petrozavodsk, Karelia) (4th Motorized Rifle Brigade)
    • 7014th Artillery Reserve Base (Luga, Leningrad Oblast)
    • 7022nd Engineer Reserve Base (Lupche-Savino, Murmansk Oblast)

Moscow Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 4th Tank Brigade (Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Oblast)
    • 6th Tank Brigade (Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
    • 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Kalininets, Moscow Oblast)
    • 9th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Nizhny Novgorod)
    • 27th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Vidnoye, Moscow Oblast)
    • 16th Special Forces Brigade (Tambov)
    • Operational Group of Russian Forces in Transnistria (Tiraspol)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 45th Heavy Artillery Brigade (Tambov)
    • 288th Artillery Brigade (Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
    • 79th MLRS Brigade (Tver)
    • 112th Missile Brigade (Shuya, Ivanovo Oblast)
    • 448th Missile Brigade, in (Durnevo, Kursk Oblast)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 53rd Air Defense Missile Brigade (Kursk)
    • 886th Air Defense Command Center
  • Radar formations:
    • 70th Radio Technical Brigade (Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Oblast)
    • 51st Radio Technical Battalion (Dmitriev-Lgovskii, Kursk Oblast)
  • Engineering formations:
    • 7th Engineer Regiment (Belev, Tula Oblast)
    • 841st Engineer Battalion
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 27th NBC Defence Brigade (Kursk)
    • 465th NBC Defence Battalion (Kineshma, Ivanovo Oblast)
  • Communications formations:
    • 1st Communications Brigade (Selyatino, Moscow Oblast)
    • 119th Communications Brigade (Selyatino, Moscow Oblast)
    • 147th (Rear) Communications Battalion
    • 16th Electronic Warfare Battalion (Kursk)
    • 82nd Radio-technical Special Forces Brigade (Viazma, Smolensk Oblast)
  • Reserve formations:
    • 99th Reserve Base (Tver??) (13th Motorized Rifle Brigade)
    • 262nd Reserve Base (Boguchar, Voronezh Oblast) (1st Tank Brigade)
    • 7015th Artillery Reserve Base (Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)

Volga-Ural Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 7th Tank Brigade (Chebarkul, Cheliabinsk Oblast)
    • 15th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Roschinskiy, Samara Oblast)
    • 21st Motorized Rifle Brigade (Totskoe, Orenburg Oblast)
    • 23rd Motorized Rifle Brigade (Samara)
    • 28th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Ekaterinburg)
    • 3rd Special Forces Brigade (Roschinskiy, Samara Oblast)
    • 201st Military Base (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (being transformed into a Motorized Rifle Brigade)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 92nd Missile Brigade (Kamenka, Penza Oblast)
    • 119th Missile Brigade (Elanskiy, Sverdlovsk Oblast)
    • 385th Artillery Brigade (Bershet, Perm Oblast)
    • 950th MLRS Regiment (Buzuluk, Orenburg Oblast)
    • 581st Artillery Reconnaissance Battalion (Totskoe, Orenburg Oblast)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 297th Air Defense Missile Brigade (Alkino, Bashkortostan)
  • Radar formations:
    • 40th Radio Technical Brigade (Marks, Saratov Oblast)
    • 173rd Radio Technical Battalion (Samara)
  • Engineering formations:
    • 56th Engineer Regiment (Alkino, Bashkortostan)
    • 774th Engineer Battalion (Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk Oblast)
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 29th NBC Defense Brigade (Ekaterinburg)
    • 319th NBC Defense Battalion (Chapaevsk, Samara Oblast)
  • Communications formations:
    • 59th (Hub) Communications Brigade (Ekaterinburg)
    • 179th (Territorial) Communications Brigade
    • 191st Communications Regiment (Samara)
    • 153rd (Rear) Communications Battalion
    • 836th Communications Battalion (Ekaterinburg)
    • 1583rd Electronic Warfare Battalion (Tiubuk, Cheliabinsk Oblast)

UPDATED August 9, 2010: changed some locations based on better sources.

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