Ground Forces Structure and Locations: Part 2

Here are the other three districts. Ground forces only for now. I also updated the locations on part 1, based on some additional sources. For Russian readers, much of this information is available on the forums at, though there are contradictions in places. also has some info, though much of what they have hasn’t been updated to take the recent structural changes into account (thus my effort here).

Siberian Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 5th Tank Brigade (Ulan Ude, Buriatia)
    • 32nd Motorized Rifle Brigade (Novosibirsk)
    • 35th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Aleysk, Altai Krai)
    • 36th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Borzya, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 37th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Gusinoozersk, Buriatia)
    • 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Yurga, Kemerovo Oblast)
    • 11th Airborne Brigade (Ulan Ude, Buriatia)
    • 24th Special Forces Brigade (Irkutsk)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 103rd Missile Brigade (Ulan Ude, Buriatia)
    • 232nd MLRS Brigade (Shelekhov, Irkutsk Oblast)
    • 120th Artillery Brigade (Shelekhov, Irkutsk Oblast)
    • 200th Artillery Brigade (Gornyi, Zabaikalskii Krai)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 140th Air Defense Missile Brigade (Domna or Telemba, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 792nd Air Defense Command Center
    • 61st Air Defense Missile Brigade (Biysk, Altai Krai)
    • 868th Air Defense Command Center
  • Engineering formations:
    • 27th Engineer Regiment (Yasnaya, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 60th Engineer Regiment (Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai)
    • 457th Independent Engineer Battalion
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 11th Flamethrower Battalion (Drovianaia, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 126th NBC Defense Battalion (Borzya, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 254th NBC Defense Battalion (Topchikha, Altai Krai)
  • Communications formations:
    • 50th (Territorial) Communications Brigade
    • 101st (Hub) Communications Brigade (Chita)
    • 1271st Electronic Warfare Center (Ulan Ude, Buriatia)
    • 175th Communications Regiment (Borzya, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 235th Communications Regiment (Kochenevo, Novosibirsk Oblast)
    • 154th (Rear) Communications Battalion
  • Logistics formations:
    • 53rd Material Support Regiment (Chita)
  • Reserve formations:
    • 103rd Reserve Base (84th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Shilovo, Novosibirsk Oblast)
    • 104th Reserve Base (85th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Aleysk, Altai Krai)
    • 187th Reserve Base (86th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Nizhneudinsk, Irkutsk Oblast)
    • 225th Reserve Base (29th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Yasnaya, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 227th Reserve Base (87th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Ulan Ude, Buriatia)
    • 7018th Artillery Reserve Base (Drovianaia, Zabaikalskii Krai)
    • 7019th Artillery Reserve Base (Shelekhov, Irkutsk Oblast)

Far Eastern Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 18th Machine Gun-Artillery Division (Goryachie Klyuchi, Sakhalin Oblast)
      • 46th Machine Gun-Artillery Regiment
      • 49th Machine Gun-Artillery Regiment
    • 38th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Yekaterinoslavka, Amurskaia Oblast)
    • 39th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast)
    • 57th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Bikin, Khabarovsk Krai)
    • 59th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Sergeyevka, Primorskii Krai)
    • 60th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Kamen-Rybolov, Primorskii Krai)
    • 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Khabarovsk)
    • 70th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Barabash, Primorskii Krai)
    • 69th Independent Brigade (Babstovo, Jewish Autonomous Oblast)
    • 14th Special Forces Brigade (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 83rd Airborne Brigade (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 20th Missile Brigade (Spassk-Dalny, Primorskii Krai)
    • 107th Missile Brigade (Birobidzhan, Jewish Autonomous Oblast)
    • 165th Artillery Brigade (Belogorsk, Amur Oblast)
    • 305th Artillery Brigade (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 338th MLRS Brigade (Novosysoevka, Primorskii Krai)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 8th Air Defense Missile Brigade (Razdolnoe, Primorskii Krai)
    • 641st Air Defense Command Center
    • 71st Air Defense Missile Brigade (Srednebeloe, Amur Oblast)
    • 643rd Air Defense Command Center (Panino, Amur Oblast)
  • Radar formations:
    • 76th Radio Technical Brigade (Vyatskoe, Khabarovsk Krai)
    • 94th Radio Technical Battalion (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 1889th Radio Technical Battalion (Belogorsk, Amur Oblast)
  • Engineering formations:
    • 37th Engineer Regiment (Berezovka, Amur Oblast)
    • 58th Engineer Regiment (Razdolnoe, Primorskii Krai)
    • 2463rd Engineer Battalion (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 16th NBC Defense Brigade (Galkino, Khabarovsk Krai)
    • 70th Flamethrower Battalion (Razdolnoe, Primorskii Krai)
    • 122nd NBC Defense Battalion (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 135th NBC Defense Battalion (Khabarovsk)
  • Communications formations:
    • 104th (Hub) Communications Brigade (Khabarovsk)
    • 106th (Territorial) Communications Brigade (Dalnerechensk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 17th Electronic Warfare Brigade (Matveevka, Khabarovsk Krai)
    • 54th Communications Regiment (Belogorsk, Amur Oblast)
    • 86th Communications Regiment (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 156th (Rear) Communications Battalion (Kniaze-Volkonskoe, Khabarovsk Krai)
  • Reserve formations:
    • 237th Reserve Base (89th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Bikin, Khabarovsk Krai)
    • 240th Reserve Base (90th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Belogorsk, Amur Oblast)
    • 243rd Reserve Base (92nd Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Khabarovsk)
    • 245th Reserve Base (93rd Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Lesozavodsk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 247th Reserve Base (94th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Sibirtsevo, Primorskii Krai)
    • 261st Reserve Base (95th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast) (according to some reports, may not actually exist)
    • 230th Reserve Base (88th Motorized Rifle Brigade) (Dachnoe, Sakhalin Oblast)
    • 7020th Artillery Reserve Base (Ussuriysk, Primorskii Krai)
    • 7021st Artillery Reserve Base (Nikolskoe, ????)
    • 7027th Engineer Reserve Base

North Caucasus Military District

  • Combat formations:
    • 8th (Mountain) Motorized Rifle Brigade (Borzoi, Chechnya)
    • 34th (Mountain) Motorized Rifle Brigade (Zelenchukskaya, Karachaevo-Cherkessia)
    • 17th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Shali, Chechnya)
    • 18th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Khankala, Chechnya)
    • 19th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
    • 20th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Volgograd)
    • 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Buynaksk, Dagestan)
    • 205th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Budennovsk, Stavropol Krai)
    • 10th Special Forces Brigade (Molkino, Krasnodarskii Krai)
    • 22nd Special Forces Brigade (Aksay, Rostov Oblast)
    • 56th Airborne Brigade (Kamyshin, Volgograd Oblast)
    • 33rd (Mountain) Reconnaissance Brigade (Botlikh, Dagestan)
    • 100th (Experimental) Reconnaissance Brigade (Mozdok, North Ossetia)
    • 4th Military Base (Java & Tskhinvali, South Ossetia)
    • 7th Military Base (Gudauta & Ochamchira, Abkhazia)
    • 102nd Military Base
      • 73rd Motorized Rifle Brigade (Yerevan, Armenia)
      • 76th Motorized Rifle Brigade (Gyumri, Armenia)
  • Missile and Artillery formations:
    • 1st Missile Brigade (Krasnodar)
    • 291st Artillery Brigade (Maykop, Adygeia)
    • 439th MLRS Brigade (Znamensk, Astrakhan Oblast)
    • 943rd MLRS Regiment (Maykop, Adygeia)
    • 573rd Artillery Reconnaissance Battalion (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
  • Air Defense formations:
    • 67th Air Defense Missile Brigade (Volgograd)
    • 1138th Air Defense Command Center
  • Radar formations:
    • 131st Radio-technical Brigade (Rostov)
    • 48th Radio-Technical Battalion (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
  • Engineering formations:
    • 11th Engineer Regiment (Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkaria)
    • 57th Engineer Battalion
  • NBC Defense formations:
    • 118th NBC Defense Battalion (Troitskaya, Ingushetia)
    • 860th Flamethrower Battalion (Oktyabrsky, Volgograd Oblast)
  • Communications formations:
    • 175th (Hub) Communications Brigade (Aksay, Rostov Oblast)
    • 176th (Territorial) Communications Brigade (Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast)
    • 234th Communications Regiment (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
    • 148th (Rear) Communications Battalion (Zernograd, Rostov Oblast)
    • 395th Communications Battalion (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
    • 97th Electronic Warfare Battalion (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia)
    • 1270th Electronic Warfare Center (Kovalevka, Rostov Oblast)
  • Other formations:
    • 32nd Material Support Regiment (Stavropol)
    • 474th Transport Battalion (Millerovo, Rostov Oblast)
  • Reserve formations:
    • 7016th Artillery Reserve Base (Maykop, Adygeiia)

7 thoughts on “Ground Forces Structure and Locations: Part 2

  1. this huge work was done by a group of enthusiasts in RUS forums.. it would be very polite from the author’s side to post a link or list of sources..

    • Peanut,

      If you look at the top of this post, you will see the reference to sources. As I mention there, I found much of the information at the forums on, though there are some contradictions in the information among the different forums there. In those cases, I cross-checked with and some other media. But the sources are in the post and have been there from the beginning.


  2. I have a question about newly formed russian army tank brigades. Many inernet sources (e.g. give a list of 4 active (4th in Naro Fominsk, 5th in Ulan Ude, 6th in Mulino and 7th in Chebarkul) and 1 reserve (1st in Boguchar).
    But in intereview with gen. Makarov there was a statement that only 2 tank bdes will exist in russian army. So where is the truth?

    Also it was said only 27 airfields instead of today 245 will remain in use both in Air Force in Navy , but i cant find out which it will be? Dou you know some details?


    • Julesak: The info I have for now also shows 4 active tank brigades. Perhaps there will be some reductions when they shift to the OSK command structures later this year, but we’ll have to see. On the airfields question, I don’t have anything yet, but as they say — watch this space. I hope to have something up on the revamped air force structure by the end of the month.

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