Divisions of the Soviet Union 1917-1945

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Monument to the Red Army, still standing in Berlin
The Soviet Union's Red Army raised over four hundred and fifty rifle divisions (infantry) during the Second World War, and over fifty cavalry divisions as well as many other artillery divisions and similar units. However in contrast to Wikipedia's reasonably complete descriptions of U.S., British, and German divisions, only a few Soviet divisions have articles here, mostly because the detailed histories have either not been translated from Russian or have not been fully released from the official archives. (See Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering systemic bias).

This page will attempt to slowly list the divisions of the Red Army from their formation during the Russian Civil War and after, and their fates during and after the Second World War.

The territorial principal of manning the Red Army was introduced in the mid 1920s. In each region able-bodied men were called up for a limited period of active duty in territorial unit, which comprised about half the Army's strength, each year, for five years.[1] The first call-up period was for three months, with one month a year thereafter. A regular cadre provided a stable nucleus. By 1925 this system provided 46 of the 77 infantry divisions and one of the eleven cavalry divisions. The remainder consisted of regular officers and enlisted personnel serving two-year stints. The territorial system was finally abolished, with all remaining formations converted to the other 'cadre' divisions, in 1937 and 1938.[2]

Rifle Divisions

  • 1st Rifle Division - Formed at Petrograd, November 1918. Fought around Olonets with the 6th and 7th Armies from November 1918 into 1920. Defended the Aleksandrovsk-Melitopol railroad line on the Southern Front in August 1920. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner in October 1920. Reorganized as a brigade of the 15th Rifle Division in November 1920. Reestablished at Moscow 1924 as 1st Moscow Proletarian Motor Rifle Division; broken up to form new divisions in Aug 1939; recreated as Moscow Proletarian Rifle Division Aug 1939. Became motorized again in Jan 1940. First Soviet unit to use T-34 tanks at Borisov on Jun 30, 1941. Fought at Orsha, between Minsk and Moscow, and at Yartsevo in Sep 1941. Became 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division Sep 21, 1941. Recreated as a regular rifle division at Kuibyshev in either Mar or Jun 1942. Fought at Stalingrad; became 58th Guards Rifle Division on Dec 31, 1942. Recreated at Nevel Jan 1944. Fought at Gydnia. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 2nd Rifle Division - Formed at Moscow, September 1918. Fought at Ufa on the Eastern Front, April-July 1919. Fought against Yudenich with the 7th Army, October-December 1919. Fought in the Polish Campaign in the Western Front, May-August 1920, and against Bulak-Balakhovich, October 1920. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 3rd Rifle Division - with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 4th Rifle Division
  • 5th Rifle Division- ЗапОВО, ПрибОВО - first formed 1918 at Kurgan. Took part in Soviet invasion of Eastern Poland 1939 with Third Army. Fought at Demyansk. Renamed 44th Guards Rifle Division Oct 5, 1942. Recreated at Yefremov Oct 1942. Fought at Orel and in East Prussia. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 6th 'Orlovski' Rifle Division was active in the 1920s in the Orlov area, which was to become part of the Moscow Military District. It was transferred from the Orlov MD to the Western Special MD in 1939. [3] With 28th Rifle Corps of Fourth Army, Soviet Western Front, from June 1941. Fought at Ochkino, near Stalingrad, at Orel and Iasi. With 1st Guards Cavalry-Mechanized Group of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 7th Motor Rifle Division - First formed Sept 1918 at Vladimir in the Moscow Military District. Formed for second time Aug/Sept 1939 at Poltava and was probably in Кiev Special Military District in June 1941. Reformed for third time from remnants of 7th Motorised Division December 1941. Fourth formation began at Sverdlovsk in the Ural MD in 1942. Was 7th Estonian Rifle Division with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945. Became 118th Guards Rifle Division in 1945. Apparently formed five times in total, last in 1955 by renumbering 407 RD. See also http://samsv.narod.ru/Div/Sd/sd007/default.html.
  • 8th Rifle Division - ЗапОВО - active in 1920s, established at Semipaltinsk prior to 1936, wiped out at Minsk 1941. Recreated 4.42, fought at Kursk, Yampol, and in the Carpathians. With 18th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 9th Mountain Rifle Division - formed about September 1918, spent interwar period in Georgia, Transcaucasian Military District. Former 1st Кавказская RD. 9RD 1945 Краснодарская краснознаменная, Order of Kutuzov, Красной Звезды им ВС Georgian SSR. Fought at Feodosiya, Tuapse, in the Kuban and Taman Peninsula, and Krakow. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 10th Rifle Division - Leningrad Military District, ЗапОВО, ПрибОВО. Already existed in 1920. Recreated at Vladimir Sep 1939. Fought in northern Russia and Baltic States. With 8th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 11th Rifle Division - Leningrad Military District, ПрибОВО. Established during Civil War and fought in 1919. Used to form 11th Mechanized Corps in 1932. Recreated at Kingisepp in 1936. Fought in northern Russia and Baltic States. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 12th ‘Amurskaya’ Rifle Division - Siberian Military District, Soviet Far East Front - with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45; became 12th Motor Rifle Division 1957, and then a Base for Storage of Weapons and Equipment in the Transbaikal Military District, 1990. (Source Feskov et al)
  • 13th Rifle Division - North Caucasus Military District, Western Special Military District by 1941. Fought near Leningrad. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 14th Rifle Division - Formed at Moscow, Moscow Military District in 1922. September 1939 was in Leningrad Military District. Became 101st Guards Rifle Division. See also http://samsv.narod.ru/Div/Sd/sd014/default.html.
  • 15th Mechanised Division- КОВО, ОдВО. Established as 15th Rifle Division at Ulyanovsk in 1918. Became a motor rifle division in Sep 1939. Took part in Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina. Reorganized as rifle division Aug 1941. Fought at Voronezh, Kursk, Ternopol, and in Belorussia, Pomerania, and near Stettin and Rostock. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 16th Rifle Division - Leningrad Military District, Baltic Military District. Established at Novgorod Oct 1939. Wiped out at Mga in 1941. Recreated near Malechna Dec 1941. Fought at Kursk, and in Lithuania and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 17th Rifle Division - МВО, ЗапОВО. Established at Gorki around 1920. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated from 17th Moscow People's Militia Rifle Division around Oct 1941. Fought in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 18th Rifle Division - established at Kazan Nov 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland, and at Battle of Moscow. Became 11th Guards Rifle Division Jan 1942. Recreated at Ryazan in Apr 1942. Fought at Kletskaya and Danzig. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 19th Rifle Division - formed 1922 as a territorial formation in the Moscow Military District, also in ОрВО. Fought at Battle of Moscow, Sichevka, Kharkov, in the Ukraine, and at Bratislava. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front in Czechoslovakia 5.45.
  • 20th Mountain Rifle Division - ЗакВО (б.3-я Кавказская) Active by 1936. Fought at Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Krimskaya, and near Berlin. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 21st Rifle Division - Siberian Military District, Soviet Far East Front. Established at Spassk prior to 1935. Fought on Finnish front and in Hungary. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 22nd Rifle Division - North Caucasus Military District, Soviet Far East Front - (eventually became 22nd MRD), in Far East by 1938. With the 1st Red Banner Army of the independent coastal group in the Far East 5.45.
  • 23rd Rifle Division - established in North Caucasus Military District prior to August 1932, part of Eleventh Army on 22.6.41, wiped out 7.41. Recreated at Dunaburg prior to 12.41, fought at Stalingrad and became the 71st Guards Rifle Division 1.3.43. Created again at Vorishilov 5.43, fought at Kursk, Kiev, Zhitomir, and Riga. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 24th Rifle Division Established as 1st "Simbirsk" Rifle Division in 1918, became the 24th RD in 1922. Lost unit colors at Minsk and removed from the rolls of the Red Army 27.12.41. Division with new traditions activated at Vologda 2.42, fought at Velikiye Luki, Stalingrad, Kiev, in the Carpathians, and at Morava Ostrava. With 18th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45. Disbanded 10.7.45 and reformed quickly from the previous 294th Rifle Division, - which change became the third re-raising of the 24th Division.
  • 25th Rifle Division - see . In Civil War, reestablished at Poltava in 1925. Fought in Finland, with 9th Army on the outbreak of war. Wiped out at Sevastopol 7.42, recreated ?, fought near Zvenigorod in 1944. With 4th Rifle Corps of the Belarussian Military District in 5.45.
  • 26th Rifle Division - established at Vorishilov in 1935. Fought near Tilsit in Oct 1944. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 27th Rifle Division - Created 1920 and fought in Russian Civil War. Created again in Vitebsk prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Minsk, Jul 1941. Recreated Aug 1941 at Arkhangelsk. Fought near Danzig in 1945. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 28th Mountain Rifle Division - established in Caucasus in 1935. Wiped out during Battle of Kiev, Sep 1941. Recreated at Archangelsk. Fought at Kiev, Velikiye Luki, and Targul Frumos. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 29th Rifle Division - already existed in 1920. Established prior to 1941 at Slonim. Wiped out near Minsk in Jul 1941. Recreated from 7th Reserve Rifle Division in Jul 1941, and again wiped out at Vyazma in Oct 1941. Again recreated at Akmolinsk in Dec 1941. Became 72nd Guards Rifle Division in Mar 1943. Again recreated in 1943 and saw action at Kirovograd. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 30th Rifle Division - established 1918. Became 55th Guards Rifle Division in Dec 1942. Recreated at Rossosh in Apr 1943. Fought at Rostov, Kiev, Zhitomir, and in the Carpathians. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 31st Rifle Division - established at Yerevan prior to 1941. Fought at Taganrog, Rostov, Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Iasi-Kishinev and Vistula-Oder operations. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 32nd Rifle Division (Soviet Union); with 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 33rd Rifle Division - First formation 1920 or prior. Established at Chaussy Sep 1939. With 16th Rifle Corps of 11th Army on June 22, 1941. Fought vicinity Stalingrad and Berlin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 34th Rifle Division - established 1934 at Birobidzhan. With Far East Military District during World War II, specifically with 15th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45. Fought in Manchurian campaign in 1945.
  • 35th Rifle Division - established at Bikin in 1937. Served in Far East Military District during World War II and part of the 5th Rifle Corps there 5.45.
  • 36th Motor Rifle Division - established 1934 at Birobidzhan. Fought at Khalkin Gol Aug 1938. Moved west and fought at Kursk.(?) With 17th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 37th Rifle Division - North Caucasus Military District, ЗапВО. Established at Novocherkassk in 1919. Fought at Molodechno and Riga. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 38th Rifle Division - North Caucasus Military District. Established at Rostov in 1920, wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Alma Ata 1.42 fought at Stalingrad and became 73rd Guards Rifle Division 3.43. Created again at Kutaisi 4.43, fought on the Dnieper River and at Targul Frumos. With 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 39th Rifle Division - Soviet Far East Front. Established 1937 at Vladivostok. Fought in Manchurian campaign Aug 1945.
  • 40th Rifle Division - КОВО, Soviet Far East Front. 22 June 1941 with 25th Army's 39th Rifle Corps along with 32nd and 92nd Rifle Divisions.
  • 41st Rifle Division - КОВО, Kharkov MD, КОВО; established at Krivoi Rog in 1940. With 6th Rifle Corps, Sixth Army of the Soviet Southwestern Front from 22 June 1941. Wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Chapayevsk 3.42, wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated again at Verchovye from 118th Rifle Brigade 10.42, fought at Kursk and in Poland. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 42nd Rifle Division - Leningrad Military District, ЗапОВО. Established at Terijok Feb 1940. Fought in Winter War with Finland. With 28th Rifle Corps of 4th Army, Soviet Western Front in June 1941 and defended the Brest Fortress until wiped out in July 1941. Recreated at Volsk January 1942. Fought at Smolensk, Lenino, Mogilev, Grodno, and Danzig. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 43rd Rifle Division - Leningrad Military District, ЗапОВО, ЛВО - established in 1920s.[4] Established Velikiye Luki prior to 1941. Fought at Moscow and Oranienbaum. With Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 44th Mountain Rifle Division - Кiev Special Military District (KОВО). Fought in Civil War and Winter War with Finland. Wiped out at Suomussalmi Dec 1939. Recreated; part of Kiev District in June 1941. Wiped out again at Belaya Tserkov Sep 1941. Recreated at Leningrad Oct 1941. Fought in northern Russia and Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 45th Rifle Division - КОВО. With 15th Rifle Corps of Fifth Army 22 June 1941. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
  • 46th Rifle Division - КОВО, ЗабВО. Established at Irkutsk prior to 1941. Wiped out at Yelnaya Jul 1941. Recreated at Ufa post-Jul 1941. Wiped out at Volkhov Pocket Jun 1942. Recreated from 1st NKVD Division at Vaskelevo. Fought at Lutsk and Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 47th Mountain Rifle Division - . Established at Kutaisi, Transcaucasian Military District prior to 1932. Fought at Poltava and wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated from 21st Rifle Brigade in 1942, fought at Nevel and became regular rifle division in 1945. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 48th Rifle Division - Moscow Military District, КалВО, Baltic Military District. Established at Kalinin in 1939. Fought near Leningrad. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 49th Rifle Division - ЛВО, ЗапОВО. Established at Kostroma in 1918. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Mutinied Jan 8, 1940. Fought at Brest and destroyed at Minsk in 1941. Recreated Ivanovo Nov 1941. Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Roslaval, Mogilev, and near Berlin. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 50th Rifle Division - ЗапОВО. Established at Polotsk prior to 1939, fought at Yelnaya, Mozhaisk, Kursk, Targul Frumos, and in the Berlin Operation. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 51st Rifle Division - КОВО. Established at Odessa in the Odessa Military District prior to 1941. With Ninth Army on the outbreak of war. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated from 8th Moscow People's Militia Division subsequent to Oct 1941. Fought in Caucasus, Belorussia, and Kurland. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 52nd Rifle Division - Formed June 1919 from Western Rifle Division. Active in МВО, ЗапОВО, and Leningrad Military District before the war. Other reports say the 52 Rifle Division was formed in 1935 in the Moscow Military District. Was in the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the Witner War with Finland. Renamed 10 Guards RD December 1941. Recreated Kolomna 1.42, fought in the Ukraine and Hungary. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 53rd Rifle Division - ПриВО. Established at Saratov 10.39, fought at Yelnaya, on the Dnieper River, at Uman and Targul Frumos. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 54th Mountain Rifle Division - formed in Leningrad Military District. With 7th Army (Soviet Union) on 22 June 1941. Fought near Leningrad. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 55th Rifle Division - Moscow Military District, Orel MD, Western Special MD.
  • 56th Rifle Division - established Pleskau prior to 1930. Fought vicinity Leningrad and Riga. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 57th Motor Rifle Division - УрВО, ЗабВО- active by 1924 as a territorial division in the Ural MD. Fought at Khalkhin Gol 1938. With 17th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45. Fought with 6th Guards Tank Army in Manchuria 8.45.
  • 58th Mountain Rifle Division - КОВО; established at Cherkassy 1932, fought in Uman Pocket, at Lenino, Korsun, and in Poland. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 59th Rifle Division - established at Iman prior to 1941. Fought in Manchurian campaign Aug 1945.
  • 60th Rifle Division - established at Ovruch prior to 1941. Disbanded Aug 1941. Recreated from 1st Moscow Militia Rifle Division in Aug 1941. Fought at Moscow, Kursk, and Warsaw. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 61st Rifle Division - established at Balschov prior to 1933. Fought in southern Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and the Berlin Operation. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 62nd Rifle Division - established Fastov in Sep 1939. With 15th Rifle Corps of 5th Army 22 June 1941. Disbanded Nov 1942. Recreated Apr 1943. Fought at Stalingrad and Kursk. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 63rd Mountain Rifle Division - established Tblisi prior to 1941. Became 52nd Guards Rifle Division in Nov 1942. Recreated at Kaluga from the 45th and 86th Rifle Brigades May 1943. Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Belorussian Operation. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 64th Rifle Division - established Smolensk prior to Feb 1939. Became 7th Guards Rifle Division Sep 1941. Recreated Mar 1942. Mutinied near Stalingrad Aug 1942. Fought at Minsk and Stalingrad. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 65th Rifle Division - established at Chita Feb 1941. Fought near Leningrad and in the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation. Became the 102nd Guards Rifle Division in Dec 1944.
  • 66th Rifle Division - established Ussuriysk on 1 May 1932 as 2 Collective Farm Rifle Division. Renamed 66 RD 21 May 1936. On August, 9th, 1945 the division began operations, probably as part of 35th Army, in the first put approaches has promoted on 12 km, having forced the river Sungach in northern Manchuria. On September, 19th, 1945 the 66th Rifle Division was awarded the Order of Kutuzov. In 1946 the division has been reformed into 2nd Tank Division. Associated with 32 TD 1957-60, renamed in 1964 66th tank division. In 1974 the division was been reorganised as 277th Motor Rifle Division. In 1989 the division has been reformed as 127th MG Artillery Division (Soldat.ru forums).
  • 67th Rifle Division - established Leningrad prior to 1941. Fought on Finnish front. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
  • 68th Mountain Rifle Division - established Baku prior to 1941. With 4th Army of the Transcaucasus Front in 5.45, located in Romania in 1946.
  • 69th Rifle Division - established Kuibyshev in the 1930s. Initially a motorized division and destroyed as such in Nov 1941. Recreated at Tashkent in Dec 1941. Fought at Kursk, Stettin, and in the Belorussian Operation. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 70th Rifle Division - established 1934 at Kuybishev; fought in the Winter War with Finland, at Leningrad and Novgorod. Renamed 45th Guards Rifle Division October 1942.[5] Recreated at Moscow from 70th Rifle Brigade Mar 1943. Fought at Kursk and in Belorussia. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 71st Rifle Division - established Kemerovo prior to Jun 1941. With 7th Army (Soviet Union) on 22 June 1941. Fought near Leningrad and Kursk, and in Vistula-Oder Operation. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 72nd Rifle Division - established Leningrad prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out vicinity Tiraspol Jul 1941. Recreated near Leningrad Dec 1941 from 7th Naval Infantry Brigade. In Leningrad Military District postwar in 1945. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 73rd Rifle Division - established Omsk in Jul 1940. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Feb 1942 at Ordzhonikidze. Fought near Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Belorussian and Berlin Operations. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 74th Rifle Division - established Krasnodar prior to Jun 1941. Fought vicinity of Kursk, Kiev, and Poznań. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 75th Mountain Rifle Division - established Lubny May 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland. With Fourth Army, Soviet Western Front, from June 1941. Wiped out vicinity Kiev Aug 1941. Recreated by Jan 1942. With 4th Army of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • Soviet 76th "K. Y. Voroshilov" Division - with 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 77th Mountain Rifle Division - established Baku 1930. Converted to rifle division Jun 1942. Fought in Caucasus and Crimea and vicinity Riga and Memel. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 78th Rifle Division - established Khabarovsk in 1940. Became 9th Guards Rifle Division in Nov 1941. Recreated Samarkand Mar 1942. Fought near Targul Frumos, Iasi-Kishinev, and Debrecen. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 79th Mountain Rifle Division - in Far East by 1941, with 16th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45. Occupied Sakhalin Island Aug 1945.
  • 80th Rifle Division - established in 1923 in the Ukrainian Military District initially as a territorial Rifle Division. It remained there until 1935 when the eastern half of the Ukraine formed the Kharkov Military District and the Division was assigned to it. In the summer of 1939, it was broken up to form the 141st and 192nd Rifle Divisions.[6] It was reformed at Mariupol Feb 1939. Fought in Don Basin and near Kattowitz, but destroyed in Battle of Uman September 1941. Almost immediately reformed further north by redesignating the 1st Division of the Leningrad People's Militia. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 81st Rifle Division - established Lubny around 1936. Fought at Voronezh and Kursk. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 82nd Rifle Division - established Perm in 1932. Sent to Far East, returned for Moscow counter-attack in Dec 1941. Was a motorized division until Mar 1942. Became 3rd Guards Motorized Rifle Division in Mar 1942 which unit later became the 6th Guards Mechanized Corps. Recreated Jul 1942. Fought in Poland 1945. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 83rd Mountain Rifle Division - established at Ashkabad prior to 1942. Fought at Krasnodar and the Kuban. Became the 128th Guards Mountain Rifle Division in Oct 1943. Recreated at Loutti 1.44 as a regular rifle division. Fought in Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation and Karelia. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
  • 84th Rifle Division - established at Tula prior to 1928. Fought near Stalingrad, Voronezh, Kursk, Kharkov, Iasi, Targul Frumos, and Budapest. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 85th Rifle Division. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 86th Rifle Division - established at Laurovo Feb 1941. Fought near Leningrad and Tartu, and in East Prussia. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 87th Rifle Division - established at Sverdlovsk in 1937. Apparently wiped out summer 1941. Recreated Nov 1941; became Soviet 13th Guards Rifle Division. Recreated at Citorol in May 1942. Fought at Stalingrad with less than 800 effectives. Fought in the Ukraine, Crimea, and in Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 88th Rifle Division - established at Archangelsk prior to Sep 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland, and was in Archangelsk MD on 22 June 1941. Became 23rd Guards Rifle Division in Mar 1942. Recreated at Kisner in Apr 1942. Fought in Belorussia and East Prussia. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • Soviet 89th "Tamanyan" Rifle Division - established at Kursk prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Yerevan Jan 1942. Fought in Ukraine, Crimea, and Pommerania. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 90th Rifle Division - established at Leningrad in 1936. Fought at Leningrad and in Estonia and East Prussia. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 91st Rifle Division - established at Achinsk in Sep 1939. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Mahachkala in Apr 1942. Fought at Stalingrad and Kursk, and in the Ukraine, Crimea, and Latvia. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 92nd Rifle Division - established at Barabash prior to Apr 1937. 22 June 1941 with 39th Rifle Corps, 25th Army, Soviet Far East Front. Wiped out at Volkhov Jun 1942. Recreated from 20th NKVD Division at Tikhvin post-6.42. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 93rd Rifle Division - established Chita in 1936. Became 26th Guards Rifle Division in Apr 1942. Recreated Dzerzhinsk Jul 1942. Fought in Ukraine and Yugoslavia. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 94th Rifle Division - established Krasnoyarsk prior to 1941. Fought near Ternopol. With 36th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 95th Rifle Division - established Kotoviki in 1940, and was with Ninth Army in June 1941. Wiped out at Sevastopol May 1942. Recreated at Tula from units of 13th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division in Sep 1942. Fought at Stalingrad. Became 75th Guards Rifle Division March 1943. Recreated Kaluga Apr 1943. Fought near Kursk and in Belorussia. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 96th Mountain Rifle Division - established Vinnitsa 1923. Converted to rifle division Oct 1941. Became 14th Guards Rifle Division Jan 1942. Recreated Jul 1942. Fought at Stalingrad. Became 68th Guards Rifle Division Feb 1943. Recreated at Tula in Mar 1943. Fought in Belorussia, East Prussia, and near Berlin. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 97th Rifle Division - established Zhmerinka prior to 1940. With 6th Rifle Corps, Sixth Army of the Soviet Southwestern Front from 22 June 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated Divisionnaya Jan 1942. Became 83rd Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated Belev May 1943. Fought near Vitebsk, Vilnius, and in Hungary. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 98th Rifle Division - established Ishevsk Feb 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Spassk Oct 1941. Fought in Stalingrad. Became 86th Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated at Leningrad from 250th Rifle Brigade. Fought vicinity Leningrad. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 99th Rifle Division - Established at Uman prior to 1939. Wiped out Izyum May 1942. Recreated Balachov Aug 1942. Fought at Stalingrad. Became 88th Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated from 99th Rifle Brigade May 1943. Fought near Zhitomir and in Carpathians. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 100th Rifle Division - established Berdichev Nov 1923. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Became 1st Guards Rifle Division Sep 1941. Recreated Vologda Mar 1942. Fought near Stalingrad, and in the Ukraine and Belorussia. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 101st Motorized Rifle Division - Fought at Battle of Moscow 1941. On Sakhalin Island as a regular rifle division May - Aug 1945, with the independent Sakhalin command.
  • 102nd Rifle Division - 5450 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov Military District). Disbanded Oct 1941. Recreated Chimkent Jan 1942. Again recreated from Far East NKVD Division at Khabarovsk Jun 1942. Fought at Demyansk, Kursk, and in Belorussia. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 103rd Rifle Division - fought in Winter War with Finland 1940. Converted to motorized division Mar 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Samarkand Jan 1942. Fought at Kharkov, wiped out at Izyum May 1942. Recreated ?; with 2nd Rifle Corps in Zabaykalskiy (Transbaikal) Front in Jan 1945; still part of 2RC on Aug 9, 1945 and part of 36th Army, Zabaykalskiy Front.
  • 104th Rifle Division - established at Kandalaksha prior to 12.39, fought at Petsamo and on Kandalaksha axis. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 105th Rifle Division - established at Ussuriysk prior to 6.41, fought at Kharkov in 1943 and stationed in the Far East.
  • 106th Rifle Division - established at Solotonoscha prior to 6.41, and with 9th Rifle Corps, Odessa Military District, in Jine 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated 10.41 and destroyed at Kerch 11.41. Recreated at Krasnodar 12.41 and wiped out in the Caucasus 8.42. Created again at Chita from the Transbaikal NKVD Division 11.42, fought at Demyansk, Kursk, on the Dnieper River, and at Berlin. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 107th Rifle Division - established at Moscow prior to 6.41, fought at Yelnaya and became 5th Guards Rifle Division 10.41. Recreated at Tambov 3.42, fought in the Ukraine and at Krakow. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 108th Rifle Division - established at Vyazma Mar 1941. Fought at Minsk, Smolensk, and Yartsevo in 1941. Later fought at Kursk and in Poland and Hungary. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 109th Rifle Division - established as a motorized division Jul 1940 in the Transbaikal region. Wiped out at Smolensk Aug 1941. Recreated at Samarkand in Aug 1941. Wiped out at Sevastopol May 1942. Recreated at Leningrad Aug 1942. With 8th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 110th Rifle Division - with 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 111th Rifle Division formed at Vologda in 1940 and was in Archangelsk MD on 22 June 1941, fought at Ostrov and became 24th Guards Rifle Division in March 1942.[7] Recreated at Kalinin 6.42, fought at Kursk and Iasi. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 112th Rifle Division - established at Vyazma prior to 7.41 and wiped out there 10.41. Recreated at Novosibirsk 4.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kiev, Korosten, Zhitomir, and in Poland and Germany. With Sixth Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 113th Rifle Division - established at Rylsk 8.39 and wiped out at Minsk 7.41. Recreated at Moscow from 5th Moscow People's Militia Division 7.41, fought at Moscow, Vyazma, and Rogan. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 114th Rifle Division - established in Transbaikal 6.41, fought on Svir River and in northern Finland and Norway. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
  • 115th Rifle Division - established at Nalchik in 1940. Fought near Murmansk, Leningrad, and Novgorod. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 116th Rifle Division - established at Kremenchug prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Chita 12.41, fought at Stalingrad, Kharkov, and Targul Frumos. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 117th Rifle Division - established at Kuibyshev 9.39, wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Ivanovo 1.42, fought at Kerch, the Puławy Bridgehead, Poznań, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 118th Rifle Division - established at Kostroma 6.41, fought at Pskov and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated, became the 85th Guards Rifle Division 4.43. Created again at Novocherkassk 5.43 from the 52nd and 152nd Rifle Brigades, fought near Melitipol and in Poland. With 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 119th Rifle Division - established at Krasnoyarsk prior to 7.41 and became 17th Guards Rifle Division 3.42. Recreated at Moscow 3.42, fought at Stalingrad and became 54th Guards Rifle Division 12.42. Created again from 161st Rifle Brigade at Alexin 4.43, fought at Kursk. With 22nd Army of the Stavka Reserve (RVGK) 5.45.
  • 120th Rifle Division - established at Ashkabad prior to 8.41, became 6th Guards Rifle Division 26.9.41. Recreated at Kilogriv 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, became 69th Guards Rifle Division 2.43. Created again from 11th Rifle Brigade at Schlusselburg 4.43, fought at Narva. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 121st Rifle Division - established at Bobruysk prior to 6.41, fought at Rylsk and Kiev. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 122nd Rifle Division - established at Rylsk 4.39, fought at Kandalaksha. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 123rd Rifle Division - established at Vishny Volochek in 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland, and subsequently in northern Russia. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 124th Rifle Division - established at Kirovograd 9.39 and wiped out near Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Voronezh, fought at Stalingrad and became the 50th Guards Rifle Division 11.42. Created again Schlusselberg from the 56th, 102nd, and 138th Rifle Brigades 4.43, fought at Mga, Neman, and in Manchuria. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 125th Rifle Division - established at Kirov prior to 6.40, fought near Leningrad. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 126th Rifle Division - established at Moscow Dec 1940, and was with Eleventh Army in June 1941. Second division with same number established at Vorishilov Sep 1941. Original incarnation of division disbanded Dec 1941. Second incarnation of division fought at Stalingrad, Melitopol, and in the Ukraine and Crimea. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 127th Rifle Division - 5600 men (начало сборов 10.06.41, Kharkov MD). Established at Kharkov 7.40, fought at Yelna, became 2nd Guards Rifle Division 18.9.41. Recreated at Atkarsk 2.42, fought near Stalingrad, became 62nd Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Created again at Kuibyshev 5.43 from the 52nd and 98th Rifle Brigades. Fought in the Ukraine and Poland. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 128th Mountain Rifle Division - originally formed 1920s as 1st Turkestanskaya RD.[8]Possibly with Eleventh Army in June 1941. Fought near Leningrad and at Kattowitz. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 129th Rifle Division - established at Moscow from 2nd Moscow Militia Division Jun 1941. Fought at Smolensk, Yartsevo, and Vyazma; wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Moscow Oct 1941. Fought in southern Russia, at Orel, and in Poland and the Baltic regions. With Third Armyof the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 130th Rifle Division - established at Romny 8.39 and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Reactivated at Moscow on basis of 3rd Moscow Communist Rifle Division 22.1.42 and became 53rd Guards Rifle Division 12.42. Activated again from 152nd, 156th, and 159th Rifle Brigades at Matveyev Kurgan 1.43, fought at Taganrog, Brest, and Gumbinnen. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 131st Rifle Division - established at Novograd Volynsky Nov 1939. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Kirov Jan 1942. With 62nd Army at Stalingrad. With 8th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 132nd Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD); established at Poltava prior to 9.39, fought at Bryansk, Voronezh, on the Dnieper River, in Poland, and at Berlin. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 133rd Rifle Division - established at Biysk prior to 6.41, became 18th Guards Rifle Division 3.42. Recreated at Kostroma 6.42, fought at Smolensk, Targul Frumos, and Iasi. With 40th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 134th Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD); established at Kramatorskaya 6.41 and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Solnechnogorsk 2.42, fought near Kalinin, in the Puławy Bridgehead, and at Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 135th Rifle Division - established in Kiev Military District 9.39, joined 40th Army when the Army was formed, but then wiped out during the Battle of Kiev in September 1941. Recreated at Kolomna 2.42, fought near Kalinin, Kiev, Targul Frumos, and Kattowitz. With Sixth Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 136th Rifle Division - established at Leninakan prior to 1939. Became 15th Guards Rifle Division Feb 1942. Recreated in Karelia Mar 1942. Fought at Leningrad; became 63rd Guards Rifle Division on 19 January 1943. Recreated at Leninakan Feb 1943. Fought in Ukraine, at Targul Frumos and Gydnia, and in the Berlin Operation. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 137th Rifle Division - established at Gorki prior to Feb 1939. Fought on Central Front, at Kursk, and in Belorussia, the Carpathians, northern Poland, and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 138th Rifle Division - Formed 1939 at Leninkan, г. в Калининской Oblast. Fought with 7th Army during the Winter War against Finland.[9] Wiped out at Kerch May 1942, and recreated same month. Fought at Stalingrad and became 70th Guards Rifle Division по приказу НКО СССР от 6.02.43 № 56). Raised again at Kalinin 5.43 from the 6th Naval Rifle and 109th Motor Rifle Brigade. Fought in the Carpathians. With 18th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 139th Rifle Division - established at Kozelsk September 1939. Fought in Winter War with Finland. Wiped out in Battle of Uman August 1941. Recreated from 9th Moscow People's Militia Rifle Division(In 1941, residents of Zamoskvorechye formed the Twelfth Militia Division of Kirovsky District (дивизия народного ополчения Кировского района)[10]) and wiped out again at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Tscherbokssary in Jan 1942. Fought at Kursk and Gydnia. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 140th Rifle Division - established at Uman Sep 1939. Wiped out at Nikolayev Aug 1941. Recreated from the 13th Moscow People's Rifle Division at Moscow Jul 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Kanasch Jan 1942. Inactivated Aug 1942. Recreated at Novorossiysk Nov 1942. Fought at Kursk, Zhitomir, Lvov, in the Carpathians, and at Prague. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 141st Rifle Division - established at Slavyansk Sep 1939. Wiped out at Nikolayev Aug 1941. Recreated at Kazan Jan 1942. Fought at Kharkov, Voronezh, Kiev, Stanislav, and in the Carpathians. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front May 1945.
  • 142nd Rifle Division - established at Hiitola prior to Jun 1941. Fought on Finnish front and in East Prussia. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 143rd Rifle Division - established at Gomel prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Bryansk Oct 1941. Recreated at Korosten Dec 1943. Fought at Kovel, Praga, and Warsaw. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 144th Rifle Division - established at Ivanovo in the autumn of 1939. Fought at Moscow, Smolensk, in Belorussia, at Vilnius and stormed Kaunas Jul 31, 1944. Later fought in East Prussia (Königsberg) and in Manchuria. With Fifth Army of the Stavka RVGK Reserve May 1945.
  • 145th Rifle Division - established at Belgorod prior to Jun 1941. Fought at Smolensk; wiped out at Roslavl Aug 1941. Recreated at Balachna Jan 1942. Fought at Chelm and Vitebsk, then in the Baltic lands and Poland.
  • 146th Rifle Division - established at Bedichev Jul 1940. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Kazan Jan 1942. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 147th Rifle Division - established at Lubny Sep 1939. Fought at Kiev and wiped out there Aug 1941. Recreated at Kazan Apr 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, in the Ukraine, and at Berlin. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 148th Rifle Division - established at Engels prior to Jul 1941. Fought at Voronezh, Kursk, Chernigov, Shepetovka, Ternopol, and Lvov. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 149th Rifle Division - established at Ostrogosh prior to Jun 1941. Fought at Smolensk and Yelnaya; wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Ryazan Jan 1942. Fought at Lenino and Volyinskiy. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 150th Rifle Division - established at Vyazma Sep 1939. Wiped out at Izyum May 1942. Recreated at Turga Aug 1942. Fought at Schneidemühl, Königsberg, and Berlin. Stormed the Reichstag in April 1945. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 151st Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD); established at Udshary prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Udshary Oct 1941. Served on Turkish frontier. Fought at Zhmerinka and Stanislav, in the Carpathians and Hungary, and at Budapest. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 152nd Rifle Division - established at Chita prior to 1939. Fought at Smolensk and Yartsevo; wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated in north Urals Jan 1942. Fought in Karelia, at Dnepropetrovsk, in East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 153rd Rifle Division - became 3rd Guards Rifle Division September 1941; Re-activated early 1942 as the 153rd Rifle Division; 31st Dec 1942 renamed 57th Guards Rifle Division; with 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. 1957 renamed 57th Guards Motorized Rifle Division; attached to the Eighth Guards Army (1945-1990's).
  • 154th Rifle Division - established at Ulyanovsk prior to Jun 1941. Fought in Bryansk Pocket and Kaluga. Became 47th Guards Rifle Division in Oct 1942. Recreated at Rzhev May 1943. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 155th Rifle Division - established at Opotschka in 1939. Fought in the Winter War and wiped out at Bryansk 10.41. Recreated at Moscow from 4th Moscow Home Guard Rifle Division 1.42, fought at Kalinin, Kursk, in the Carpathians, and at Budapest. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 156th Rifle Division - established at Staniza-Petrovska prior to Jun 1941. With 9th Rifle Corps of Odessa Military District in June 1941 and fought in Crimea. Disbanded Aug 1942. Recreated from 26th and 162nd Rifle Brigades at Kalinin Apr 1943. With 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 157th Rifle Division - established at Novocherkassk in 1939. Fought in the Crimea and Stalingrad, became the 76th Guards Rifle Division 3.43. Recreated from 148th Rifle Brigade at Kalinin 3.43, fought at Chernigov and Insterburg. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 158th Rifle Division - established at Yeysk in 1940. Wiped out at Smolensk Aug 1941. Recreated at Moscow from 5th Moscow Home Guard Rifle Division Jan 1942. Fought at Kalinin and Vitebsk. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 159th Rifle Division - established at Belaya Tserkov 6.40, with 6th Rifle Corps, Sixth Army of the Soviet Southwestern Front 22.6.41. Wiped out at Kiev 9.41 and recreated in the Urals the same month. Fought at Stalingrad and became the 61st Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Created again at Rzhev from the 20th Rifle and 49th Ski Brigades 6.43, fought at Vitebsk and Insterburg. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45. See also .
  • 160th Rifle Division - established at Gorki from the 6th Moscow People's Militia Rifle Division Jun 1941. Second formation with same number while first still existed, formed Nov 1941. Fought at Kharkov and Stalingrad. Became the 89th Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Created for third time at Gydnia Mar 1945. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945. Disbanded in 1955 in the Trancaucasus MD by being renumbered 4th Rifle Division.
  • 161st Rifle Division (formed 1940, became 4th Guards Rifle Division September 18, 1941. Reformed for the second time in April (or June) 1942 from 13th Separate Rifle Brigade in Moscow MD.[11] Fought at Kursk, in the Carpathians, and in Poland. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 162nd Rifle Division - 5600 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD) - established at Artemovsk prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Verchniy Ufalev Jan 1942. Inactivated Jul 1942. Recreated at Tashkent from the Central Asia NKVD Division Oct 1942. Fought near Baranov, in Poland, and in the Berlin Operation. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 163rd Rifle Division - established at Vishny Volochev 7.30, was motorized by 9.39, later reverted to leg infantry. Fought at Suomussali, Pskov, Demyansk, Kiev, Iasi, Budapest, and Vienna. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 164th Rifle Division - established at Orsha Nov 1939. Wiped out at Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated at Lenino Oct 1943; with 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 165th Rifle Division - established at Ordzhonikidze prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out Dec 1941. Recreated at Kurgan Dec 1941. Fought at Gydnia in 1945. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 166th Rifle Division - established at Tomsk prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out Vyazma Oct 1941. Recreated Cherbarkul Jan 1942. Fought at Kursk and in Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 167th Rifle Division - established at Tula prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Rogachev 8.41. Recreated at Ssucho Lug 2.42, fought near Bryansk, at Kursk, in the Carpathians, and in Hungary. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 168th Rifle Division - established at Sortovala prior to 12.39, fought in Winter War. With 7th Army (Soviet Union) on 22 June 1941, fought near Leningrad and Stalingrad. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 169th Rifle Division - established at Vinnitsa prior to 1940. Fought at Kiev, Uman, Stalingrad, Orel, and in East Prussia. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 170th Rifle Division - established at Sterlitamak prior to Feb 1942. Disbanded same month. Recreated same month at Molotov. Fought at Demyansk, Staraya Russa, Kursk, Rechitsa, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 171st Rifle Division - established at Kamensk Sep 1939. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Fought in battle for the Reichstag in Berlin, Apr 1945.
  • 172nd Rifle Division - established at Simferopol prior to 6.41 and wiped at Mogilev 7.41. Recreated from 3 Crimean Rifle Division in 1941. Fought and destroyed at Sevastopol 7.42. Created again at Moscow 10.42, fought at Pavlograd, Kursk, and Kielce. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 173rd Rifle Division - established at Gjassin in 1940 and wiped out at Uman 8.41. Recreated at Moscow from the 21st People's Militia Rifle Division 9.41. Fought at Tula and Stalingrad, became the 77th Guards Rifle Division 1.3.43. Created again at Staritsa from the 150th Rifle Brigade. Fought at Chernigov, Lenino, and Minsk. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 174th Rifle Division - established at Kurgan 8.40 and became 20th Guards Rifle Division 17.3.42. Created again at Starobelsk from the 130th Motorized Rifle Brigade 4.42 and became 46th Guards Rifle Division 10.42. Recreated at Kaluga from the 28th Rifle Brigade 4.43, fought at Kursk, and in Belorussia and East Prussia. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 175th Rifle Division - established at Prokladny prior to 6.41, wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Tyumen 3.42, fought near Stalingrad and inactivated there 9.42. Recreated again at Sverdlovsk after 10.42, fought at Demyansk and in Belorussia. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 176th Rifle Division - established at Krivoi Rog 4.41, with Ninth Army in June 1941. Fought at Novorossiysk and became 129th Guards Rifle Division 10.43. Created again at Maselkaya from the 65th and 80th Naval Rifle Brigades 3.44. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 177th Rifle Division - established at Leningrad prior to Jun 1941. Fought in northern areas of front. With 23rd Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 178th Rifle Division - established at Omsk prior to Jun 1941. With 23rd Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 179th Rifle Division - established at Vilnius in 1940. With 29th Rifle Corps of Eleventh Army on June 22, 1941. Fought at Kalinin, Gomel, and Vitebsk; with 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 180th Rifle Division - formed 1940 in the Baltic Special MD; became 28th Guards RD 3 May 1942, recreated at Tscherepowez 6.42, fought at Kiev, Targul Frumos, and Budapest. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 181st Rifle Division - established at Gulbene in 1940, wiped out at Staraya Russa 9.41. Recreated at Stalingrad, wiped out at Kalach 8.42. Created again at Chelyabinsk from 10th NKVD Division 2.43, fought at Demyansk, Korosten, and in Poland and Germany. With 6th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 182nd Rifle Division - established at Dorpat prior to Jun 1941. Fought near Novgorod and Leningrad. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 183rd Rifle Division - established at Wenden prior to 6.41, fought at Rzhev, Kursk, Lvov, and in the Carpathians. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 184th Rifle Division - With 29th Rifle Corps of Eleventh Army on 22.6.41. Part of Fifth Army of the Stavka RVGK Reserve 5.45.
  • 185th Rifle Division - established at Belgorod 9.39, fought at Ryabinki 12.41 and in Belorussia in 1944. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 186th Rifle Division - established at Ufa in 1928. Fought at Leningrad, in Karelia, at Gomel, and in Belorussia and Poland. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 187th Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 10.06.41, Kharkov MD);
  • 188th Rifle Division - established at Kazan prior to 6.41, with 29th Rifle Corps of Eleventh Army on 22.6.41. Fought in central Russia and the Ukraine. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 189th Rifle Division - established at Leningrad prior to Jun 1941. Fought at Tartu and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 191st Rifle Division - established at Leningrad prior to Jun 1941. Fought at Kingisepp, Oranienbaum, Tikhvin, Narva, and Tartu. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 192nd Rifle Division - established at Rostov prior to 11.40, with cadre from the 80th Rifle Division, and wiped out at Konotop September 1941. Recreated 6.42 and inactivated 8.42. Created again at Ssyteschevka 5.43, fought in Belorussia. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 193rd Rifle Division - established at Korosten May 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Sorotschinik May 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, and in Belorussia and Poland. With 105th Rifle Corps, 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 194th Mountain Rifle Division - established at Tashkent prior to Aug 1941. Fought at Yelnaya, Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 195th Rifle Division - established at Ovruch prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated in the Urals 3.42, fought at Stalingrad and in the Ukraine. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 196th Rifle Division - established at Dnepropetrovsk Jul 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Kisner Jan 1942. Fought at Stalingrad with 62nd Army. Fought in East Prussia and Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 197th Rifle Division - established at Kiev 4.41 and wiped out at Uman 8.41. Recreated at Krasnodar 3.42, fought at Stalingrad and became the 59th Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Again created at Kubyshev 2.43, fought at Bryansk and in Poland. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 198th Rifle Division - established as a motorized division at Leningrad Jun 1941. Inactivated Dec 1941 and recreated at Rybinsk post-1941. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 199th Rifle Division - established at Novosibirsk May 1941. Fought at Lake Ilmen and Kharkov. Inactivated Sep 1942. Recreated at Kalinin from the 126th and 128th Rifle Brigades Feb 1943. Fought at Smolensk and in East Prussia. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 200th Rifle Division - established at Belokorovichi prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Busulusk Feb 1942. Fought in Belorussia, at Gydnia, and at Berlin. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 201st Rifle Division - established Aug 1941 at Gorki. Became 43rd Guards Rifle Division Oct 1942. Recreated from 27th Rifle Brigade at Schlusselburg Nov 1943; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 202nd Rifle Division - established at Leningrad as motor rifle division by 1941. Reverted to leg infantry, fought at Sol'tsa, Kiev, and Korsun. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 203rd Rifle Division - established at Vorishilovsk 2.41, fought at Stalingrad, Zaporozhye, and Budapest. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 204th Rifle Division - established at Volkhovsk as motorized division in Apr 1941, and with 11th Mechanised Corps, Third Army in Jun 1941. Wiped out at Yelna Aug 1941. Recreated at Blagoveshensk Nov 1941. Fought at Stalingrad. Became 78th Guards Rifle Division. Recreated from 37th Rifle Brigade at Nelidovo Jul 1943. Fought at Kursk, in Belorussion Operation and in Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 205th Rifle Division - established at Khabarovsk prior to Jun 1941. Apparently destroyed or disbanded. Recreated at Murmansk Oct 1941. Wiped out at Stalingrad Oct 1942. Recreated from 1st Polar Rifle Division and 186th Rifle Division Oct 1942. Fought at Danzig. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 206th Rifle Division - established at Pavlograd prior to Jun 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Buguruslan Jan 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, Korsun, and Targul Frumos. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 207th Rifle Division - established at Ivanovo Aug 1942. Fought and destroyed at Stalingrad, Aug - Oct 1942. Recreated at Yelnaya Jun 1943. Fought in the Baltic countries and at Berlin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945. From circa 1946 to 1965 numbered the 32nd Division; regained its original number as 207th Motor Rifle Division 1965. Served with Group of Soviet Forces in Germany until the fall of the Soviet Union (with 2nd Guards Tank Army for a long period).
  • 208th Rifle Division - with 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 209th Rifle Division - established at Ivye 4.41 as a motor rifle division. Wiped out at Minsk 7.41 and inactivated 9.41. Recreated 1944(?) and with 36th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 210th Rifle Division - established ? as a motor rifle division, fought at Rzhev 8.41. With 36th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 211th Rifle Division - established at Zagorsk prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Novossil 1.42, fought at Voronezh, Kursk, and Chenigov. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 212th Rifle Division - established at Cherkassy 6.41, fought at Moscow, Kharkov, and Stalingrad. Inactivated at Stalingrad 11.42. Recreated at Ssuschinitschi from the 4th and 125th Rifle Brigades 6.43, fought at Kursk. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 213th Rifle Division - established at Vinnitsa 3.41 and wiped out at Uman 8.41. Recreated at Katta Kurgan 1.42, fought at Kursk, Targul Frumos, and in the Vistula-Oder Operation. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 214th Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 10.06.41, Kharkov MD); established at Vorishilovgrad 4.41 and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Ufa 1.42, fought at Stalingrad, Voronezh, Kremenchug, Kirovograd, and the Puławy Bridgehead. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 215th Rifle Division - established at Rovno 4.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Nelidovo 4.42, fought on the Terek River, and at Smolensk and Vilnius. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 216th Rifle Division - established at Staro Konstantinov in May 1941. Fought at Kharkov and in Karelia, Crimea, and Kurland. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. 216 RD in Fourth Army (Soviet Union) until 1955, brief period as 104 Mech Div, 216 MRD 1965, disbanded 1985.
  • 217th Rifle Division - established at Voronezh Jun 1941. Fought at Yelnaya and wiped out in Bryansk Pocket. Recreated Pavlograd Oct 1941. Fought at Kaluga, near Kursk, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 218th Rifle Division - established at Gusyatin prior to 6.41, inactivated 7.42. Recreated at Kiev 11.43, fought at Zhitomir. With 6th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 219th Rifle Division - established as motor rifle division at Kharkov 4.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated as rifle division at Kirssanov 5.42, fought near Stalingrad. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 220th Rifle Division - established at Vyazma in 1941, fought at Yelnaya, Vyazma, Rzhev, Grodno, and Minsk. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 221st Rifle Division - established at Krasnoufinsk 3.42, fought at Stalingrad and inactivated 11.42. Recreated 6.43 from the 79th Rifle Brigade. Fought in East Prussia. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 222nd Rifle Division - established at Starodub Apr 1941. Fought at Yelnaya, Moscow, Mozhaisk, Smolensk, Lenino, Kalinin, and Mogilev. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 223rd Rifle Division - established at Kuba 9.41, fought at Terek River, and in the Caucasus and the Ukraine, and later in Yugoslavia. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front in May 1945. See also http://www.vojska.net/eng/world-war-2/soviet-union/division/rifle/233/.
  • 224th Rifle Division - established at Suchum around Dec 1941. Wiped out at Kerch May 1942. Recreated at Onenga Jun 1942. With 23rd Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 225th Rifle Division - established at Yerevan 10.41, fought at Novgorod and Kattowitz. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 226th Rifle Division - established at Orochevo 6.41, fought at Kharkov, inactivated 7.42. Recreated at Bugurusslan 9.42 and became 95th Guards Rifle Division 4.5.43. Created again at Lgov 7.43, fought at Kiev and Debica. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 227th Rifle Division - 5900 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD); established at Sslavyansk 4.41, wiped out at Kharkov 5.42. Recreated from 19th Rifle and 84th Naval Rifle Brigades summer 1942, fought at Kursk and in the Crimea. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 228th Rifle Division - established at Zhitomir prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Kansk 11.41, fought at Stalingrad and in the Ukraine. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 229th Rifle Division - established at Noginsk 5.41, fought at Stalingrad and wiped out at Kalatsch 8.42. Recreated at Volokolamsk 12.42, fought at Opole. With 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 230th Rifle Division - established at Dnepropetrovsk Jul 1941. Fought in Uman Pocket Aug 1941. Inactivated Aug 1942. Recreated from 229th Rifle Brigade Jun 1943. Fought at Stalino and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 232nd Rifle Division - 6000 чел. (начало сборов 1.06.41, Kharkov MD). Established at Chernigov prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Biysk 1.42, fought at Voronezh, Kiev, and Iasi. With 40th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 233rd Rifle Division - established at Zvenigorod 5.41 and wiped out at Smolensk 9.41. Recreated at Naro Fominsk 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kremenchug, Iasi, and in Hungary. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 234th Rifle Division - established at Kostroma from Yaroslavl Home Guard Division 6.41, fought on central part of front and in Warsaw. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 235th Rifle Division - established at Nikopol May 1941. Wiped out vicinity Luga Sep 1941. Recreated at Novosibirsk Mar 1942. Fought on central part of front, and at Vitebsk and Königsberg. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 236th Rifle Division - established at Kazakh 2.41, fought in the Crimea, the Caucasus, at Tuapse and in the Kuban, and at Belgrade. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 237th Rifle Division - Established at Petrazadovsk 4.41, with Seventh Army (Soviet Union) on 22.6.41. Fought near Leningrad and destroyed there 9.41. Recreated at Stalinsk 2.42, fought on the Dnieper River, and in the Carpathians. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 238th Rifle Division - established at Kazakstan in 1941. Fought near Moscow and became 30th Guards Rifle Division May 1942. Recreated Arzamas Jun 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, Karachev, and in Belorussia, Poland, and East Prussia. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 239th Rifle Division - established at Tambov prior to 8.41, fought at the Battle of Moscow and in the Carpathians. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 240th Rifle Division - established at Kupyansk prior to 6.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Kupyansk 10.41, fought at Kursk, Kiev, Targul Frumos, and in the Carpathians. With 40th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 241st Rifle Division - established at Vishniy Volocheck 10.41, fought at Kursk, Vinnitsa, and in the Carpathians. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 242nd Mountain Rifle Division - established at Moscow 7.41 and inactivated 10.41. Recreated at Grozny 3.42, fought at Mount Elbrus, in the Kuban and Taman Peninsula, at Kerch and Sevastopol. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 243rd Rifle Division - established at Yaroslavl 7.41, fought at Smolensk, Zaporozhye, and in the Ukraine. With 1st Guards Cavalry-Mechanized Group of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 244th Rifle Division - established at Dimitrov 7.41 and wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated and merged with 469th Rifle Division at Stalingrad, fought at Zaporozhye. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 245th Rifle Division - established at Vishniy Volocheck 7.41, fought at Kattowitz. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 246th Rifle Division - established at Rybinsk 7.41, fought at Kursk, in the Crimea, and at Krakow. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 247th Rifle Division - established at Murom 7.41, fought at Kursk, the Puławy Bridgehead, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 248th Rifle Division - established at Vyazma Jul 1941; wiped out there Oct 1941. Recreated at Astrakhan May 1942. Fought near Kharkov May 1942 and wiped out at Izyum May 1942. Recreated at Astrakhan Jul 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, in the Ukraine and Pomerania, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 249th Rifle Division - established in Urals prior to 1941. Fought at Demyansk and Kalinin. Became 16th Guards Rifle Division Feb 1942. Recreated at Cherbarkul Mar 1942. With 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945. Became 122nd Guards Rifle Division June 1945.
  • 250th Rifle Division - established at Vladimir Jul 1941. Fought at Smolensk (1941), Kursk, Gomel, and in Belorussia. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 251st Rifle Division - established at Kolomna Jul 1941. Fought at Smolensk, Moscow, Iasi, Targul Frumos, and in the Belorussian Operation and Kurland. With Soviet Second Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 252nd Rifle Division - established at Serpukhov 7.41 and wiped out at Belyi 5.42. Recreated at Molotov 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Iasi, and Pressburg. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 253rd Rifle Division - established at Volochansk 7.41, fought at Rostov and Kharkov before being wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated at Chapyevsk 9.42, fought on the Dnieper River and Kalinkovichi. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 254th Rifle Division - established at Tula 7.41, fought at Staraya Russa, Demyansk, Kursk, Korsun, Iasi, and Czestochowa. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 255th Rifle Division - established at Pavlograd 8.41, fought in Uman Pocket, inactivated 7.42. Recreated ?, with 15th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 256th Rifle Division - established ?, fought at Smolensk, Moscow, and Kursk. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 257th Rifle Division - established at Tula Jul 1941. Fought at Kerch and Velikiye Luki. Became 91st Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated at Krimskaya from 9th Rifle, 60th Rifle, and 62nd Naval Rifle Brigades Jun 1943. With 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 259th Rifle Division - established at Serpukhov 7.41, fought at Leningrad and in the Ukraine. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 260th Rifle Division - established at Kalinin 7.41, fought at Bryansk and destroyed there 10.41. Recreated at Volokolamsk after 10.41. Fought at Moscow, Stalingrad, and in Belorussia and Poland. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 261st Rifle Division - established at Berdyansk 7.41, inactivated 10.42, subsequently recreated and with 45th Army of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 262nd Rifle Division - established at Vladimir 7.41, fought at Demidov, Tilsit, and in Manchuria. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 263rd Rifle Division - established at Vologda Nov 1941. Fought near Leningrad and in the Ukraine and Crimea. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 265th Rifle Division - established at Leningrad, likely in 1941. Fought at Vyborg and Tortolovo. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 266th Rifle Division - established at Kaluga as a motor rifle division Jul 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Stalingrad Jan 1942. Fought at Kharkov May 1942. Merged with 417th Rifle Division May 1942. Recreated at Kuibyshev Aug 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, in the Ukraine, in the Lvov-Sandomir and Iasi-Kishinev operations, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 267th Rifle Division - established at Stary Oskol in Aug 1941. Wiped out at Volchov Jun 1942. Recreated at Serpukhov Sep 1942. Fought in the Ukraine, Crimea, and vicinity Riga. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 268th Rifle Division - established at Mozyr 7.41, fought at Leningrad and Mga. With 22nd Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 269th Rifle Division - established at Kolomna Jul 1941. Fought at Moscow, Orel, Gomel, Rogachev, Białystok, and Ostrołenka. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 270th Rifle Division - established at Melitopol Jul 1941. Wiped out at Izyum May 1942. Recreated Voronezh Oct 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, Kharkov, and Kursk; with 4th Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 271st Rifle Division - established at Orel 7.41, fought at Moscow, Makhachkala, Kursk, in the Carpathians, and at Budapest. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 272nd Rifle Division - established at Tikhvin Jul 1941. Fought on Svir River and near Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 273rd Rifle Division - established at Dnepropetrovsk 8.41 and wiped out there 9.41. Recreated at Podolsk 7.42, fought at Stalingrad and in Belorussia. With 6th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 274th Rifle Division - established at Zaporozhye 8.41, fought at the Puławy Bridgehead and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 275th Rifle Division - established at Novo-Moskovsk 8.41, fought at Digora, inactivated 12.42. Recreated in Far East 8.44, with 2nd Rifle Corps of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 276th Rifle Division - established at Simferopol 3.41 and wiped out at Kerch 5.42. Recreated at Kutaisi 10.42, fought on the Terek River and in the Carpathians. with 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 277th Rifle Division - established at Dimitriyev 8.41 and wiped out at Korep 9.41. Recreated at Frolov 1.42, fought at Stalingrad, Rosslavl, and Vilnius. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 278th Rifle Division - established at Livny 8.41 and wiped out at Bryansk 10.41. Recreated near Stalingrad 1.42, fought at Stalingrad and became the 60th Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Recreated ?, with 36th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 279th Rifle Division - established at Dzerzhinsk Jul 1941. Wiped out at Bryansk Oct 1941. Recreated at Balachina Aug 1942. Fought at Zaporozhye, in the Ukraine, Crimea, and Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 280th Rifle Division - established at Tula 7.41, wiped out at Bryansk 10.41, recreated at Voronezh 1.43, fought at Kursk and Korosten. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 281st Rifle Division - established in Leningrad MD Jul 1941. Fought at Kingisepp, Volkhov, and Danzig. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 282nd Rifle Division - established at Moscow 7.41, wiped out at Bryansk 10.41. Recreated at Omsk 2.42, fought in Poland. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 283rd Rifle Division - established at Schtschigry Sep 1941. Fought at Gomel, Białystok, and in East Prussia. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 284th Rifle Division - established at Romny 7.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Tomsk 3.42, fought at Stalingrad and became the 79th Guards Rifle Division 3.43. Recreated ?, with 17th Army of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 285th Rifle Division - established at Kostroma 7.41, fought at Volkhov and Kattowitz. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 286th Rifle Division - established at Cherepovets 7.41, fought near Leningrad and Kattowitz. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 287th Rifle Division - established at Yelez 7.41, wiped out at Bryansk 10.41. Recreated at Lipetsk 12.41, fought at Orel, Gomel, Zhitomir, Przemysyl, in Silesia and the Berlin and Prague Operations. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 288th Rifle Division - established at Yaroslavl Jul 1941. Fought at Tikhvin, Tartu, and in Kurland. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 289th Rifle Division - established at Lubny 7.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated 10.41 and served near Leningrad. With 4th Rifle Corps of the Belarussian Military District in 5.45.
  • 290th Rifle Division - established at Kaljasin Aug 1941. Fought at Bryansk, Moscow, Lenino, and Mogilev. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 291st Rifle Division - established at Rybinsk 8.41, fought near Leningrad and in Poland. With 21st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 292nd Rifle Division - established Kransogvardeysk 7.41, fought at Volkhov and Stalingrad. Probably inactivated 11.42, recreated ?, and with 2nd Rifle Corps of the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 293rd Rifle Division - established at Sumy 7.41, joined 40th Army on its creation in late 1941, then fought at Kharkov, Tula, and Stalingrad; became 66th Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Recreated ?, with Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 294th Rifle Division - established at Lipetsk Sep 1941. Fought at Tikhvin, Korsun, and Targul Frumos. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45. Redesignated 24th Rifle Division (3rd formation) on July, 10th, 1945.
  • 295th Rifle Division - established at Chuguyev Sep 1941. Fought at Kiev, in Caucasus Mountains, at Kherson, Nikolayev, and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 296th Rifle Division - existed by 8.41, inactivated near Stalingrad 8.42, recreated ? and with 12th Rifle Corps of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 297th Rifle Division - established at Lubny 7.41, fought at Khorol, Kirovograd, Iasi, and Budapest. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 299th Rifle Division - established at Belgorod 7.41 and wiped out at Bryansk 10.41. Recreated at Kovrov in 1942, fought at Stalingrad, Kharkov, and Iasi. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 300th Rifle Division - likely established in Kharkov Military District Jul 1941. Fought at Lake Ilmen, Kharkov, and Stalingrad. Became 86th Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated at ? in ?. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 301st Rifle Division - established at Poltava Aug 1941. Wiped out at Kiev Sep 1941. Recreated at Krasnoyarsk Mar 1942. Fought at Stalino, the Seelow Heights, and in Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 302nd Mountain Rifle Division - established at Krasnodar 7.41, fought at Feodosiya, Stalingrad, Ternopol, and Debica. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 303rd Rifle Division - established at Voronezh 7.41 and wiped out at Kiev 9.41. Recreated at Typki 3.42, fought at Voronezh, Kursk, and Iasi. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 304th Rifle Division - established at Solotnoscha 8.41, fought at Kharkov and Stalingrad, became 67th Guards Rifle Division 1.43. Recreated from 43rd and 256th Rifle Brigades 6.43, fought at Temruk, Zhitomir, and in the Carpathians. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 305th Rifle Division - established at Dmitrov 7.41 and wiped out at Volkhov 6.42. Recreated at Voronezh 10.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, and in the Carpathians. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 306th Rifle Division - established at Yuriev Sep 1941; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 307th Rifle Division - established at Ivanovo Jul 1941. Fought at Voronezh, Kursk, and in Poland. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 308th Rifle Division - established at Omsk in May 1942. Fought at Barrikady Factory in Stalingrad. Became the 120th Guards Rifle Division in Sep 1943. Recreated and fought in Latvia. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 309th Rifle Division - established at Kursk 7.41, wiped out at Vyazma 10.41. Recreated at Abakan 1.42, fought at Kharkov, Kursk, the Kanev Bridgehead, Stanislav, and in Poland and Germany. With 6th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 310th Rifle Division - established at Akmolinsk Jul 1941. Fought at Tikhvin, Volkhov, and Danzig. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 311th Rifle Division - established at Kisov 7.41, fought at Smolensk, Mga, and Volkhov. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 312th Rifle Division - established at Aktubinsk 7.41, wiped out at Maloyaroslavl 11.41. Recreated at Slavgorod 1.42, fought at Smolensk, the Puławy Bridgehead, Poznań, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 313th Rifle Division - established in Turkestan Jun 1941. Fought at Leningrad and Danzig. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 314th Rifle Division - established at Petropavlovsk 7.41, fought on Finnish front. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 315th Rifle Division - established at Barnaul 7.42, fought at Stalingrad, Melitopol, and in the Crimea. With Independent Coastal Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 316th Rifle Division - established at Alma Ata Jul 1941. Became 8th Guards Rifle Division on November 18, 1941, following the actions of the panfilovtsy along the Volokolamsk Highway. Recreated at Vjasniki Jul 1942. Fought near Stalingrad; disbanded Nov 1942. Recreated at Krasnodar from 57th and 131st Rifle Brigades Sep 1943. Fought at Temruk. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 317th Rifle Division - established at Baku 8.41 and wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recrated at Makhachkala 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kerch, and Uzhgorod. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 318th Mountain Rifle Division - established at Rostov from the 78th Rifle Brigade 6.42, fought at Tuapse, Krasnodar, Kerch, and in the Carpathians. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 319th Rifle Division - established at Makhachkala 8.42. Fought in Caucasus. Disbanded 2.43. Recreated 32nd and 33rd Rifle Brigades at Cholm 10.43. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 320th Rifle Division - established at Crimea 9.41, fought in the Crimea and wiped out at Kerch 5.42. Recreated at Leninakan 9.42, fought at Stalingrad, in the Caucasus, and at Jenakijevo. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 321st Rifle Division - established at Voronezh Sep 1941. Wiped out at Kerch Nov 1941. Recreated at Borzya Apr 1942. Fought at Stalingrad. Became 82nd Guards Rifle Division Mar 1943. Recreated from 137th Rifle Brigade Apr 1944. Fought at Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 322nd Rifle Division - established at Gorki in July 1941, fought at the Battle of Moscow, Sukinichi, Voronezh, Kursk, Kiev, Zhitomir, and in southern Poland and Germany. Liberated Auschwitz on 27.1.45. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 323rd Rifle Division - established at Tambov Aug 1941. Fought at Mikhalov and Bryansk. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 324th Rifle Division - with 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 325th Rifle Division - established at Morschansk Oct 1941. Fought at Battle of Moscow. Became 90th Guards Rifle Division Apr 1943. Recreated at Luknja from the 23rd and 54th Rifle Brigades, May 1943. Fought at Kursk. With 43rd Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 326th Rifle Division - established at Saransk Aug 1941. Fought at Battle of Moscow and Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 327th Rifle Division - established at Voronezh Nov 1941. Fought at Battle of Moscow in Dec 1941. Became 64th Guards Rifle Division Jan 1943. Subsequently recreated; with 8th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 328th Rifle Division - established at Yaroslavl 9.41, fought at Moscow 12.41. Became 31st Guards Rifle Division 3.42; recreated Besslan 7.42. Fought near Tuapse and Krimskaya, in Belorussia and Poland, and at Berlin. With 47th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 329th Rifle Division - established at Voronezh 9.41, fought at Mozhaisk 1.42. Apparently wiped out or inactivated, recreated at Lutsk 4.44. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 331st Rifle Division - established at Tambov 10.41, fought at Battle of Moscow, Bryansk, Smolensk, in East Prussia and the Prague Operation. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 332nd Rifle Division - established at Nanovo Aug 1941. Fought in Lvov-Sandomir Operation and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 333rd Rifle Division - established at Kamychin 8.41, fought at Stalingrad and Zaporozhye. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 334th Rifle Division - established Kazan Oct 1941. Fought near Orel, Kursk, Vitebsk, and in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 336th Rifle Division - established at Gorki 11.41, fought at Battle of Moscow, Mozhaisk, Zhitomir, Ternopol, and Kattowitz. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 337th Rifle Division - established at Astrakhan 9.41, fought in the Caucasus and Kuban, and at Korsun, Debrecen, and Budapest. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 338th Rifle Division - established at Penza 11.41, fought at Vyazma, Lenino, and in Belorussia. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 339th Rifle Division - established at Rostov Aug 1941. Fought at Taganrov, Rostov, Kerch, and Sevastopol. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 340th Rifle Division - established at Balaschov 9.41, fought at Battle of Moscow, Kharkov, Korsun, and in the Carpathians. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 341st Rifle Division - established at Stalingrad 12.41, wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated ?, with Belarussian Military District 5.45.
  • 342nd Rifle Division - established at Saratov 11.41, fought near Orel and Bolkhov, became 121st Guards Rifle Division 9.43. Recreated ?, with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 343rd Rifle Division - established Aug-Sept 1941, vicinity Stavropol, fought at Kharkov and Stalingrad; became 97th Guards Rifle Division May 1942.[12] Recreated at Mogilev Feb 1944. With 50th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 344th Rifle Division - established Oct 1941, vicinity Moscow, became (or remnants contributed to the formation of the) 58th Guards Rifle Division in Dec 1942. Later recreated and saw action at Memel in 1945. With 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 345th Rifle Division - established Sep 1941 at Makhachkala in the Caucasus. Destroyed near Sevastopol in July 1942. Recreated ?, with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 346th Rifle Division - established Aug 1941 at Volsk. Fought at Stalingrad and in the Crimea. With 2nd Belorussian Front in May 1945.
  • 347th Rifle Division - established Sep 1941 at Krasnodar. Fought at Melitopol and in the Crimea. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 348th Rifle Division - established Oct 1941 at Kubyshev. Fought at Klin, Kursk, and Białystok. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 349th Rifle Division - established Sep 1941 at Astrakhan. Inactivated Oct 1942. Recreated ?, with 45th Army of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 350th Rifle Division - established at Atkarsk 8.41, fought at Orel, near Stalingrad, at Kharkov, Zhitomir, the Baranov Bridgehead, and Berlin. With 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 351st Rifle Division - established at Stalingrad 9.41 and wiped out at Izyum 5.42. Recreated at Ordzhonikidze 8.42, fought at Krasny Oktybar and in the Ukraine. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 352nd Rifle Division - established at Bugulma 8.41, fought at Moscow, Rzhev, and Grodno. With 31st Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 353rd Rifle Division - established at Krasnodar 9.41, fought at Rostov, Tuapse, in the Kuban, at Krasnodar and Budapest. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 354th Rifle Division - established at Kuibyshev Oct 1941. Fought near Moscow, at Kursk, in Belorussia and Poland. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 355th Rifle Division - established Kirov 9.41, wiped out at Rzhev 7.42. Recreated ?, fought in Finland 1944, with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 356th Rifle Division - established at Kuibyshev 11.41, fought at Orel, Kursk, in Belorussia, and at Riga and Berlin. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 357th Rifle Division - established at Sarapul Oct 1941. Fought at Rzhev and Velikiye Luki; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 358th Rifle Division - established at Bugurusslan 8.41, fought near Orel and in Finland. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 359th Rifle Division - established at Krasnodar 10.41, fought at Rzhev, Kalinin, Korsun, and in the Carpathians. With 6th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 360th Rifle Division - established at Chkalov Sep 1941. Fought at Nevel and in Belorussia and Kurland; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 361st Rifle Division - established at Ufa 10.41, fought at Torzhok, became the 21st Guards Rifle Division 3.42. Recreated ?, with 15th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45, was in Manchuria 8.45.
  • 362nd Rifle Division - established at Archangelsk Sep 1941. Fought at Moscow and Rzhev. Became 22nd Guards Rifle Division Mar 1942. Recreated ?; with 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 364th Rifle Division - established at Omsk Sep 1941. Fought vicinity Leningrad and at the Puławy Bridgehead. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 367th Rifle Division - established at Shandansk 8.41, fought in northern Finland and Norway. With 14th Army in northern Norway 5.45.
  • 368th Rifle Division - established in Siberia 9.41, served on Finnish front and in the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation; with the Belarussian Military District 5.45.
  • 369th Rifle Division - established at Kurgan Sep 1941. Fought at Kursk, in Belorussian Operation, and at Danzig. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 370th Rifle Division - established at Tomsk 9.41, fought at Demyansk, Staraya Russa, the Puławy Bridgehead, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 371st Rifle Division - established at Sverdlovsk 10.41, fought at Klin, Kursk, and Vilnius. With 5th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 372nd Rifle Division - established at Barnaul Sep 1941. Fought at Leningrad, Vyborg, and Danzig. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 373rd Rifle Division - established at Cherbarkul 8.41, fought at Torzhok and Targul Frumos. With 52nd Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 374th Rifle Division - established at Bologovo Aug 1941; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 375th Rifle Division - established at Kamyshlov 8.41, fought at Rzhev, Kursk, Korsun, and Pressburg. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 376th Rifle Division - established at Novosibirsk Aug 1941. Fought near Leningrad, Kursk, and Riga; with 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 377th Rifle Division - established at Cherbarkul in Sep 1941. Fought in Novgorod Luga Operation and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 380th Rifle Division - established at Slavgorod Sep 1941. Fought at Orel and Gydnia. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 381st Rifle Division - established at Zlatoust Aug 1941. Fought at Rzhev, Velikiye Luki, and Danzig. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 382nd Rifle Division - established at Kansk Oct 1941. Fought in Finland Aug 1944. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front May 1945.
  • 383rd Rifle Division - established at Stalino Sep 1941. Fought at Tuapse, Nikolayev, Krimskaya, Taman, Kerch, and in East Prussia. With 33rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 385th Rifle Division - established at Frunze Sep 1941. Fought at Battle of Moscow, Kursk, and in Poland. With 49th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 387th Rifle Division - established at Akmolinsk 11.41, fought at Stalingrad, and in the Ukraine and the Crimea. With 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 388th Rifle Division - established at Kutaisi 11.41, fought and destroyed at Sevastopol 5.42. Recreated ?, with 15th Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45, and fought in the Manchurian Campaign in 1945.
  • 389th Rifle Division - established at Tashkent 8.41, fought in the Kuban, at Berdichev, on the Vistula, and in Czechoslovakia. With 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 390th Rifle Division - established at ?, wiped out at Kerch 5.42. Recreated at Stalingrad 9.42, with 5th Rifle Corps of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 391st Rifle Division - established at Alma Ata 9.41, fought at Riga in 1944. With 59th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 392nd Rifle Division - established at Gori 8.41, fought on the Terek River. With the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 394th Rifle Division - established at Tiflis 8.41, fought in the Caucasus, the Ukraine, and in Romania. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 395th Rifle Division - established at Vorishilovgrad 9.41, fought at Tuapse, in the Kuban, at Taman, Stanislav and in the Berlin Operation. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 396th Rifle Division - established at Kussary 9.41, wiped out at Kerch 5.42. Recreated ?, with 2nd Red Banner Army of the Far Eastern Front 5.45.
  • 397th Rifle Division - established at Atkarsk 1.42, fought at Kursk, Pinsk, and in Pomerania. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 399th Rifle Division - established at Chita Mar 1942. Fought at Stalingrad, the Battle of Kursk(with 42nd Rifle Corps of 48th Army), Berlin, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 48th Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 400th Rifle Division - established at Yevlak 10.41, fought near Stalingrad.
  • 402nd Rifle Division - established at Agdam 9.41, fought on the Terek River and in the Caucasus. With the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 404th Rifle Division - established at Sumgait 10.41 and wiped out at Kerch 5.42. Recreated in Transcaucasian MD.
  • 406th Rifle Division - established at Kirovakan 9.41, fought in the Caucasus. With 12th Rifle Corps of the Transcaucasus Front 5.45.
  • 407th Rifle Division - established at Akhalkalaki in 1941. A later formation of 407 RD was disbanded in the Transcaucasus Military District in 1955 by being renamed 7th RD (V Formation).
  • 408th Rifle Division - established at Yerevan 3.42, fought at Tuapse. May have become 408th Rifle Brigade 12.42.
  • 409th Rifle Division - established at Stepanavan in 1941. Fought at Kirovograd, Iasi, Targul Frumos, and Bratislava. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 411th Rifle Division - established at Chuguyev, 9.41 and wiped out at Izyum 5.42.
  • 413th Rifle Division - established at Svobodny Jul 1941. Fought at Tula, Kaluga, Moscow, and in Poland. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 414th RD - ethnic Georgian division, established Makhachkala 3.42, fought at Kerch, in the Caucasus, on the Terek River, and at Novorossiysk. With Independent Coastal Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 415th RD - established at Vladivostok 7.41, fought at Moscow, Kursk, and in the Ukraine and Belorussia. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45; appears to have been disbanded soon after war ended.
  • 416th RD - (formed twice?), established at Sumgait Mar 1942. Fought in Caucasus, at Taganrog, in the Ukraine and the Iasi-Kishinev Operation, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 417th Rifle Division - established at Tiflis Mar 1942. Fought in Caucasus, the Ukraine, Crimea, Riga, and Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945. Became 78th Motor Rifle Division circa 1957.
  • 421st Rifle Division - established at Simferopol 10.41, fought at Sevastopol 12.41 and inactivated 2.42.
  • 422nd Rifle Division - established at Bikin 4.42, fought at Stalingrad. Became 81st Guards Rifle Division 3.43.
  • 443rd Rifle Division - established at Tomsk 12.41, renumbered as 284th Rifle Division 3.42.
  • According to narod.ru, the highest numbered rifle divisions were the 420th, 421st, 422nd, 427th, 438th, and 443rd. However Poirier and Conner disagree, adding the 446th and 469th.
  • Trans-Dnepr Rifle Division - Formed from partisan units of the Ukrainian Front, February 1919. Fought at Mariupol, Odessa, and Sevastopol, March-April 1919. Divided into the Crimean Red Army, 6th Ukrainian Rifle Division and 7th Insurgent Rifle Division, May 1919.
  • 7th Insurgent Rifle Division - Formed from the 3rd Brigade of the Trans-Dnepr Rifle Division, May 1919. Fought in the Donbass, May 1919. Left the RKKA and became the core of the RIAU, August 1919.

Guards Rifle and Motor Rifle Divisions

  • 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex Moscow Proletarian Motor Rifle Division Sep 21, 1941). Fought at Vyazma, Bryansk, and Rzhev. Became 1st Guards Rifle Division Jan 1943.
  • 1st Guards Rifle Division (ex 100th Rifle Division Sep 18, 1941). Used to form 1st Guards Mechanized Corps in Nov 1942. Reformed in Jan 1943 by renaming the 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division. Fought at Orel, Bryansk, Vitebsk, Gorodok, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex 107th Motor Rifle Division Feb 1942). Fought at Rzhev. Used to form 2nd Guards Mechanized Corps in Oct 1942.
  • 2nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 127th Rifle Division Sept. 18, 1941) (now 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division). Fought at Sevastopol (1942 and 1944), in the Caucasus, and in Crimea before fighting near Riga and in East Prussia. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 3rd Guards Motor Rifle Division (ex 82nd Motor Rifle Division Mar 1942). Used to form 6th Guards Mechanized Corps in Jun 1943.
  • 3rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 153rd Rifle Division September 18, 1941). Fought at Battle of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kiev before fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 4th Guards Rifle Division (ex 161st Rifle Division 18.9.41), fought at Tikhvin, Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 5th Guards Rifle Division (ex 107th Rifle Division Sep 26, 1941). Fought at Kaluga, Orel, Moscow, Bryansk, Gorodok, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 6th Guards Rifle Division (ex 120th Rifle Division 26.9.41), fought at Orel, Tula, Kursk, Kiev, Rovno, and in Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 7th Guards Rifle Division (ex 64th Rifle Division Oct 1941). Fought in Belgorod-Kharkov Operation and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 8th Guards Rifle Division (ex 316th Rifle Division, renamed 18 Nov 1941). Fought in Moscow counter-offensive of Dec 1941 and in Belorussia and Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 9th Guards Rifle Division (ex 78th Rifle Division Nov 18 1941). Fought at Vyazma and Krasnodar. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 10th Guards Rifle Division (ex 52nd Rifle Division 25 Dec 1941). Fought near Murmansk, in the Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation, in East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 19th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 11th Guards Rifle Division (ex 18th Moscow People's Volunteer Division Jan 1942). Fought at Gorodok, Orsha, Kovno, in Belorussia, East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 12th Guards Rifle Division (ex 258th Rifle Division 1.42). Used to form 9th Guards Rifle Corps 4.42, second formation of division in 1942. Fought near Bolkov, on the Dnieper River, in Belorussia and Poland, and at Riga and Berlin. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 13th Guards Rifle Division (ex 87th Rifle Division 19.1.42); with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 14th Guards Rifle Division (ex 96th Mountain Rifle Division 24.1.42), fought at Izyum, Stalingrad, Kharkov, Belgorod, Krivoi Rog, Kirovograd, the Sandomir Bridgehead, Breslau, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 15th Guards Rifle Division (ex 136th Rifle Division 16.2.42), fought at Kharkov, Stalngrad, Volchansk, Kursk, Krivoi Rog, Odessa, and in Poland, the Berlin Operation, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 16th Guards Rifle Division (ex 249th Rifle Division Feb 1942). Fought at Orel, Königsberg, and in Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 17th Guards Rifle Division (ex 119th Rifle Division 3.42). Fought near Kalinin, at Gomel and Kaunas. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 18th Guards Rifle Division (ex 133rd Rifle Division, renamed 1942)(now 18th Guards Motor Rifle Division). Fought near Orel, Danzig, and in Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 19th Guards Rifle Division (ex 366th Rifle Division 17.3.42). Fought at Leningrad, Smolensk, Kaunas, and Königsberg. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 20th Guards Rifle Division (ex 174th Rifle Division 17.3.42). Fought at Stalingrad, Krivoi Rog, Odessa, Budapest, and Vienna. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 21st Guards Rifle Division (ex 416 RD (November?) 1942)[13]. Fought at Velikiye Luki and Nevel. With 1st Shock Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 22nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 363rd Rifle Division Sep 1941). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 23rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 88th Rifle Division Mar 1942). Fought in Karelia, and at Kiev, Ostrov, Schneidemühl, and Küstrin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 24th Guards Rifle Division (ex 111th Rifle Division, 1942)(now 42nd Motor Rifle Division). Fought near Leningrad, and in the Ukraine, Crimea, and Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 25th Guards Rifle Division (formed from 2nd Guards Rifle Brigade 5.42). Fought at Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, Targul Frumos, and Bratislava. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 26th Guards Rifle Division (ex 93rd Rifle Division Apr 20, 1942). Fought at Bryansk, Orel, and in Belorussia, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 27th Guards Rifle Division (ex 3rd Guards Rifle Brigade May 21, 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Don Basin, at Zaporozhye, Korsun, Odessa, the Sandomir Bridgehead, Poznań, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 28th Guards Rifle Division (ex 180th Rifle Division, May 1942). Fought at Kharkov and Iasi. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 29th Guards Rifle Division (formed from 32nd Rifle Division). Fought in the Ukraine, at Riga, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 30th Guards Rifle Division (ex 238th Rifle Division May 1942). Fought at Kiev and Riga, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 31st Guards Rifle Division (ex 328th Rifle Division May 24, 1942). Fought at Bryansk, Orel, Vitebsk, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 32nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 2nd Airborne Corps May 1942). Fought at Krasnodar, on the Kuban, and in Crimea prior to fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 33rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 3rd Airborne Corps Jun 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Crimea, at Sevastopol, Riga, Königsberg, and in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 34th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 7th Airborne Corps 8.42), fought at Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 35th Guards Rifle Division (ex 8th Airborne Corps Aug 1942 at Chaklovsk). Fought at Stalingrad, in the Don Basin, at Pavlograd, Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 36th Guards Rifle Division (ex 9th Airborne Corps Aug 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Debrecen, and Vienna. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 37th Guards Rifle Division (ex 1st Airborne Corps Jul 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, wiped out during battle for Tractor Works Oct 1942. Recreated by Dec 1942; fought at Orel, in Belorussia and East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 38th Guards Rifle Division (ex 4th Airborne Corps Jul 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Lozovaya, and Berlin. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 39th Guards Rifle Division (ex 5th Airborne Corps Aug 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Zaporozhye, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, Poznań, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 40th Guards Rifle Division (established августе 1942 г. на базе 6 VDV Corps & в качестве гвардейской дивизии) Formed on the basis of the 6th Airborne Corps 8.42, fought at Stalingrad, on the Mius River, and at Odessa, Budapest, and Vienna. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Eventual honours Енакиевско- Дунайская краснознаменная, ордена Суворова. Around 1955-7 became 17th Guards Motor Rifle Division in the Carpathian Military District.
  • 41st Guards Rifle Division (established on basis of 10th Airborne Corps 6.42), fought at Stalingrad, Korsun, Kishinev, and Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 42nd Guards Rifle Division (established with 1st Guards Rifle Brigade 7.42, fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, Kiev, Iasi, and Budapest. With 1st Guards Cavalry-Mechanized Group of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 43rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 201st Rifle Division Oct 1942). Fought with Northwestern Front and in Kurland. With 42nd Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 44th Guards Rifle Division (ex 5th Rifle Division, Oct 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Gomel, west of Warsaw, and Danzig. With 65th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 45th Guards Rifle Division (ex 70th Rifle Division). Fought near Leningrad, in Estonia and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 46th Guards Rifle Division (ex 170th Rifle Division). Fought at Velikiye Luki, 1942. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 47th Guards Rifle Division (ex 154th Rifle Division Oct 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Smolensk, and at the Magnuszew Bridgehead. With Eighth Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 48th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 264th Rifle Division 10.42), fought at Kharkov, Krivoi Rog, and Gumbinnen. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 49th Guards Rifle Division - established at Lev Tolstoi 11.42 and designated as Guards the same month. Fought at Stalingrad and Budapest. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 50th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 124th Rifle Division 11.42), fought at Stalingrad, Zaporozhye, Nikopol, Gumbinnen, Königsberg, and near Berlin and Prague. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 51st Guards Rifle Division (ex 76th Rifle Division Nov 1942). Fought at Kursk, Kharkov, Vitebsk, and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945. Disbanded at the end of the 1950s[14]
  • 52nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 63rd Rifle Division Nov 1942). Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, vicinity Leningrad, Riga, in central Poland, at Berlin. With 3rd Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 53rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 130th Rifle Division Dec 1942). Fought on Dnieper River, at Targul Frumos, and in Kurland. With 51st Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 54th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 119th Rifle Division 16.12.42), fought at Stalingrad, Melitipol, Nikopol, Odessa, Gumbinnen, Königsberg, and near Berlin. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 55th Guards Rifle Division (ex 30th Rifle Division 18.12.42), fought at Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Kerch landing, Pinsk, and in East Prussia, the Berlin area, and Czechoslovakia. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 56th Guards Rifle Division (ex 74th and 91st Brigades Jan 1943). Fought at Velikiye Luki, Smolensk, Shepetovka, and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 57th Guards Rifle Division (ex 153rd Rifle Division (Second formation) 31 December 1942). Fought on the Don River, in the Ukraine, on the Vistula River, and in the Berlin Operation. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 58th Guards Rifle Division (ex 1st Rifle Division, renamed 31 December 1942). First Soviet unit to encounter western Allied forces (U.S. 69th Infantry Division) in Germany (at Torgau), splitting the Third Reich in two, on April 25, 1945. (Elbe Day) With 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 59th Guards Rifle Division (ex 197th Rifle Division 1.43). Fought at Zaporozhye, Debrecen, Budapest, and Vienna. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front May 1945; became 59th Guards Motor Rifle Division and part of 14th Guards Army after the end of World War II.
  • 60th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 278th Rifle Division Jan 1943). Fought at Pavlograd, Zaporozhye, in the Ukraine, and at Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 61st Guards Rifle Division (ex 159th Rifle Division 1.43). Fought at Zaporozhye, Kovel, and Berlin. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 62nd Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 127th Rifle Division 1.43), fought at Kharkov, Iasi, Budapest, and Vienna. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 63rd Guards Rifle Division (on 19 January 1943, the 136th RD was awarded "Guards" status and renumbered to become 63 GRD). Fought in Estonia and Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 64th Guards Rifle Division (ex 327th Rifle Division). Fought near Vyborg and Tallinn, and in Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 65th Guards Rifle Division (ex 75th and 78th Rifle Brigades Apr 1943). Fought at Riga and in Kurland. With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 66th Guards Rifle Division (ex 293rd Rifle Division 1.43), fought at Poltava, in the Carpathians, and at Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 67th Guards Rifle Division (ex 304th Rifle Division Jan 1943). Fought at Belgorod, Kursk, Vitebsk, and in Kurland. With 67th Army of the Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 68th Guards Rifle Division (ex 96th Rifle Division 2.43), fought at Voronezh and L'vov. With 26th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 69th Guards Rifle Division (ex 120th Rifle Division 2.43), fought at Voronezh, Iasi, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 70th Guards Rifle Division (ex 128th Rifle Division 6.2.43), fought at Kursk, Lvov, and Krakow. With 38th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 71st Guards Rifle Division (ex 23rd Rifle Division Mar 1, 1943). Fought at Kharkov, Kursk, Vitebsk, Riga, Memel, and in Kurland. With 6th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 72nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 29th Rifle Division in 1.3.43). Fought at Kursk, Targul Frumos, and Pressburg. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 73rd Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 38th Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Kursk, Belgrade, and in Hungary. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 74th Guards Rifle Division (ex 45th Rifle Division Mar 1, 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, Nikopol, and on the Vistula River. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 75th Guards Rifle Division (ex 95th Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Ponyri, Kiev, in Belorussia and Poland, and at Riga and Berlin. With 61st Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 76th Guards Rifle Division (ex 157th Rifle Division 1 Mar 1943). Fought at Chernigov, Odessa, Brest, and Danzig. With 70th Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 77th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of 173rd Rifle Division 1.3.43). Fought at Orel, Chernigov, Kalinkovichi, Kovel, the Puławy Bridgehead, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front 5.45.
  • 78th Guards Rifle Division (ex 204th Rifle Division 3.43), fought at Kursk, on the Dnieper River, at Zaporozhye, Iasi, Targul Frumos, and near Prague. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 79th Guards Rifle Division (ex 284th Rifle Division Feb 1, 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, Nikopol, Odessa, the Magnuszew Bridgehead, near Küstrin, and Berlin. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 80th Guards Rifle Division (ex ex second formation of 298th Rifle Division 3.43), fought at Uman, Iasi, and in Hungary. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 81st Guards Rifle Division (ex 422nd Rifle Division 3.43). Fought at Krasnograd, Iasi, and Pressburg. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45. Later became 81st Guards Motor Rifle Division in the Far East Military District. Honourifics Красноградская краснознаменная, ордена Суворова.[15]
  • 82nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 321st Rifle Division Mar 1943). Fought at Zaporzhye, in the Ukraine and the Lvov-Sandomir and Vistula-Oder Operations, and at Poznań and Müncheberg. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 83rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 97th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Orel, Gorodok, Vitebsk, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. Disbanded in the summer of 1946.[16]
  • 84th Guards Rifle Division (ex second establishment of the 110th Rifle Division Apr 10, 1943). Fought at Orel, Vitebsk, Memel, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 11th Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945. Disbanded in the summer 1946 at Gusev(?).
  • 85th Guards Rifle Division (ex second establishment of 118th Rifle Division Apr 1943). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 86th Guards Rifle Division (ex 98th Rifle Division 4.43). Fought at Kherson, Odessa, and Budapest. With 46th Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 87th Guards Rifle Division (ex 300th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought in the Ukraine and Crimea before fighting in Kurland. With 2nd Guards Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 88th Guards Rifle Division (ex 99th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Zaporozhye, in the Ukraine, at Küstrin, and the Seelow Heights. With 8th Guards Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 89th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 160th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Belgorod, Kharkov, Iasi, Targul Frumos, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 90th Guards Rifle Division (ex 325th Rifle Division Apr 1943). Fought at Kursk, Belgorod, and Vitebsk. With 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 91st Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 257th Rifle Division 18.4.43). Fought at Smolensk, Vitebsk, Königsberg, and in Manchuria. With 39th Army of the RVGK 5.45.
  • 92nd Guards Rifle Division (formed from 12 Guards Rifle Brigade 4.43.) [17] Fought at Stalingrad, Kursk, and Iasi. With 37th Army in Bulgaria 5.45.
  • 93rd Guards Rifle Division - established at Valuki 4.43 from 13th Guards and 92nd Rifle Brigades, fought at Kursk, Kharkov, Budapest, and Prague. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 94th Guards Rifle Division - established at Novy Oskol Apr 1943 from 14th Guards and 96th Rifle Brigades. Fought at Kursk, Belgorod, Kirovograd, Küstrin, and Berlin. With 5th Shock Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 95th Guards Rifle Division (ex 226th Rifle Division 4.5.43), fought at Kursk, Belgorod, Poltava, Kremenchug, on the Dnieper River, at the Sandomir Bridgehead and Breslau, and in the Berlin and Prague Operations. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 96th Guards Rifle Division (ex second formation of the 258th Rifle Division 4.5.43), fought at Melitopol, Nikopol, in Belorussia, East Prussia, near Berlin, and in Czechoslovakia. With 28th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 97th Guards Rifle Division (ex 343rd Rifle Division 5.43), Fought at Belgorod, Kirovograd, Poltava,in Poland, and near Prague. With 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 98th Guards Rifle Division (ex 13th Guards Airborne Division 1.44), fought on Svir River, and at Budapest and Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 99th Guards Rifle Division (ex 14th Guards Airborne Division 1.44]], fought at the North Cape, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 100th Guards Rifle Division (ex 15th Guards Airborne Division Jan 1944). Fought on Svir River, and at Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 101st Guards Rifle Division (ex 14th Rifle Division Oct 29, 1944). Fought in East Prussia, the Berlin Operation, and Kurland. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 102nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 65th Rifle Division Dec 29, 1944). Fought near Grodno, and in East Prussia and Kurland. With 2nd Shock Army of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 103rd Guards Rifle Division (ex 13th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 104th Guards Rifle Division (ex 11th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 105th Guards Rifle Division (ex 12th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 106th Guards Rifle Division (ex 16th Guards Airborne Division Dec 1944). Fought at Belgrade, in Hungary and at Vienna. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 107th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 8th Guards Airborne Division 12.44), fought at Budapest and Vienna, and in Czechoslovakia. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 108th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 10th Guards Rifle Brigade 7.43), fought at Budapest. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 109th Guards Rifle Division (ex 6th and 9th Guards Rifle Brigades 1943). Fought in Ukraine and Hungary. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 110th Guards Rifle Division - established at Voronezh 7.43 from the 5th and 7th Guards Rifle Brigades, fought at Aleksandriya, Iasi, and in Czechoslovakia and Manchuria. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 114th Guards Rifle Division (formed on basis of 14th Guards Airborne Division? Dec 1944). Fought in Hungary, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. With 9th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 117th Guards Rifle Division (ex 8th Guards, 81st, and 107th Naval Rifle Brigades 10.43), fought at Kerch, Berdichev, and in Poland and Germany. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 119th Guards Rifle Division (ex 11th and 15th Guards Naval Rifle Brigades Oct 1943 at Cholm). With the 10th Guards Army of the Kurland Group (Leningrad Front) May 1945.
  • 120th Guards Rifle Division (ex 308th Rifle Division Sep 1943). Fought at Gomel, Rogachev, Białystok, Ostrołenka, in East Prussia, and at Berlin. With 3rd Army of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 121st Guards Rifle Division (ex 342nd Rifle Division Sep 1943). Fought at Gomel, Rogachev, on the San River, Kielce, and in the Berlin and Prague Operations. With 13th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 122nd Guards Rifle Division (ex 249th Rifle Division 1945).
  • 128th Guards Rifle Division (ex 83rd Rifle Division Oct 1943). Fought in Caucasus, at Kerch and Sevastopol, in the Carpathians, and at Katowice. With 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 129th Guards Rifle Division - fought at Kerch, Zhitomir, Lvov, and at Uzhgorod. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front May 1945.

Airborne Divisions

  • 1st Guards Airborne Division (ex 4th Airborne Corps at Tejkovo Dec 1942). Fought at Vyazma, Demyansk, Starya Russa, Kremenchug, near Krivoi Rog, Budapest, Brno, and in Manchuria. With 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 2nd Guards Airborne Division - established at Zvenigorod Dec 1942. Fought at Ponyri, Kursk, Korsun, and in the Carpathians. With 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 3rd Guards Airborne Division (ex 8th Airborne Corps at Shchelkovo Dec 1942). Fought at Demyansk, Ponyri, Kiev, Zhitomir, Debrecen, Budapest, and Vienna. With 27th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 4th Guards Airborne Division (ex 1st Airborne Corps at Moscow Dec 1942). Fought at Kursk, Orel, Zhitomir, Korsun, Targul Frumos, Debrecen, Budapest, Bratislava and Prague. With 7th Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 5th Guards Airborne Division - established at Kirshatsch Dec 1942. Fought at Demyansk, Voronezh, Korsun, on the Dniester River, and at Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 6th Guards Airborne Division (ex 6th Airborne Corps at Noginsk Dec 1942). Fought at Staraya Russa, Kursk, on the Dnieper River, and at Korsun, Targul Frumos, Debrecen, Budapest, Bratislava, and Prague. With Seventh Guards Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front May 1945.
  • 7th Guards Airborne Division - established at Ramenskoye Dec 1942. Fought at Demyansk, Voronezh, Korsun, on the Dnieper River, and at Targul Frumos and Budapest. With 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 8th Guards Airborne Division - established in Moscow MD Dec 1942. Fought at Demyansk, Voronezh, Kirovograd, Targul Frumos, near Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Became 107th Guards Rifle Division 12.44.
  • 9th Guards Airborne Division (ex 1st Airborne Corps in Moscow MD Dec 1942). Fought at Demyansk, Staraya Russa, Kursk, Poltava, Kremenchug, Kirovograd, Sandomir, and in the Berlin Operation. with 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 10th Guards Airborne Division - established at Dimitrov Dec 1942. Fought at Demyansk, on the Dniester River, and in Hungary. With 57th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 11th Guards Airborne Division - became 104th Guards Rifle Division Dec 1944.
  • 12th Guards Airborne Division - became 105th Guards Rifle Division Dec 1944.
  • 13th Guards Airborne Division - became 103rd Guards Rifle Division Dec 1944.
  • 14th Guards Airborne Division - became either 99th or 114th Guards Rifle Division Dec 1944.
  • 15th Guards Airborne Division - became 100th Guards Rifle Division Jan 1944.
  • 16th Guards Airborne Division - became 106th Guards Rifle Division December 1944. Now 106th Guards Tula Airborne Division of the Russian Airborne Troops.

Cavalry Divisions

Note: At the time of the German invasion, there were nine regular cavalry divisions and four mountain cavalry divisions in the Red Army. The rapid destruction of Soviet mechanized forces in the summer and autumn of 1941 resulted in a rapid expansion of cavalry units to provide the Red Army a mobile, if not armored, force. This expansion produced some 87 new cavalry divisions by early 1942, many of which were later disbanded as the Red Army rebuilt its tank and mechanized formations. 17 of the cavalry divisions were granted Guards status and renumbered accordingly. At the start of the conflict, a cavalry division had some 9,000 men; by 1945, they were authorized 6,000 men and often organized into corps of three divisions that were reinforced by artillery, tank, and assault gun elements.[18]
  • 1st Guards Cavalry Division - (ex 5th Cavalry Division Nov 26, 1941). Fought at Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev, and in the Lvov-Sandomir, Carpathian, Berlin, and Prague Operations. With 1st Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 1st Mountain Cavalry Division - with Trans-Caucasus Front in Dec 1941 and 15th Cavalry Corps in Jul 1944.
  • 2nd Guards Cavalry Division - existed by Dec 1941; fought at Kiev and Zhitomir. With 1st Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 3rd Cavalry Division - Formed in Odessa Military District prewar. With 5th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941. Became the 5th Guards Cavalry Division on Dec 22, 1941.
  • 3rd Guards Cavalry Division - existed from 1942. With 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 4th Cavalry Division - with 9th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 4th Guards Cavalry Division - fought at Battle of Moscow. With 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 5th Cavalry Division - (ex 2nd Cavalry Division Aug 1924). With 2nd Cavalry Corps, Ninth Army in Jun 1941. Became 1st Guards Cavalry Division Nov 26, 1941.
  • 5th Guards Cavalry Division - (ex 3rd Cavalry Division Dec 22, 1941). Fought near Stalingrad and in Kurland. With 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945. Elements of division later used in postwar formation of the 1st (later the 18th) Tank Division. The 18th was later reorganised as the 5th Guards Tank Division, which remains active today, having been relocated to the Transbaikal Military District in 1965.
  • 6th Cavalry Division - with 6th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 6th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 14th Cavalry Division Dec 1941). Fought at Stalingrad, Smolensk, and in the Belorussian Operation, East Prussia, and Kurland. With 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 7th Cavalry Division - with 3rd Cavalry Corps in May 1937.
  • 7th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 31st Cavalry Division Jan 5, 1942). Fought at Kaluga, Kharkov, Kiev, Sandomir, and in the Berlin Operation. With 1st Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 8th Cavalry Division - with 1st Red Banner Army in Far East, Jun 1941. With 6th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 8th Guards Cavalry Division - With 6th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45, near Stalingrad in 1946.
  • 9th Cavalry Division - formed in Odessa Military District prewar, with 2nd Cavalry Corps, Ninth Army in June 1941. With 4th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 9th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 12th Cavalry Division Aug 27, 1942). Fought near Mozdok, Stavropol, Melitopol, Odessa, Debrecen, Budapest, and Prague.
  • 10th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 13th Cavalry Division Aug 27, 1942). Fought near Mozdok, Stavropol, Melitopol, Odessa, Debrecen, Budapest, and Prague. With 4th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 11th Cavalry Division - with 3rd Cavalry Corps in May 1937.
  • 11th Guards Cavalry Division - fought at Korsun and Targul Frumos. With the 5th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 12th Cavalry Division - established at Krasnodar in Jan 1942; with 17th Cavalry Corps in Apr 1942. Became 9th Guards Cavalry Division on Aug 27, 1942.
  • 12th Guards Cavalry Division - fought at Korsun and Targul Frumos. With the 5th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 13th Cavalry Division - established at Krasnodar in Jan 1942; with 17th Cavalry Corps in Apr 1942. Became 10th Guards Cavalry Division on Aug 27, 1942.
  • 13th Guards 'Ровенская' Cavalry Division - fought at Dubno in 1944. With 6th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45, became 30th Guards Tank Division in the Carpathian Military District, which became the 30th Mechanized Brigade in 2004 after the fall of the Soviet Union.
  • 14th Cavalry Division - with 5th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941. Became 6th Guards Cavalry Division in Dec 1941.
  • 14th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 21st Mountain Cavalry Division Feb 14, 1943). Fought near Chernigov, and in the Lublin-Brest, East Pommerania, and Berlin Operations. With 7th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 15th Cavalry Division - with 17th Cavalry Corps in Apr 1942.
  • 15th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 55th Cavalry Division Feb 14, 1943). Fought near Chernigov, and in the Lublin-Brest, East Pommerania, and Berlin Operations. With 7th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 16th Guards Cavalry Division (ex 112th Cavalry Division Feb 14, 1943). Fought near Chernigov, and in the Lublin-Brest, East Pommerania, and Berlin Operations. With 7th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 17th Mountain Cavalry Division - with Trans-Caucasus Military District in Jun 1941.
  • 17th Guards Cavalry Division - fought near Brest in August 1944. With 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 18th Mountain Cavalry Division - as 18th Cavalry Division, operated under Dmitri Zhloba during the Red Army invasion of Georgia in February 1921. With 4th Cavalry Corps, Central Asia Military District in June 1941.
  • 20th Mountain Cavalry Division - with 4th Cavalry Corps, Central Asia Military District in Jun 1941.
  • 21st Mountain Cavalry Division - with 4th Cavalry Corps, Central Asia Military District in Jun 1941. Became 14th Guards Cavalry Division on Feb 14, 1943.
  • 23rd Cavalry Division - with Trans-Caucasus Front in Dec 1941 and 15th Cavalry Corps in Jul 1944.
  • 24th Cavalry Division - with Trans-Caucasus Military District in Jun 1941.
  • 25th Cavalry Division - with 1st Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 26th Cavalry Division - with 6th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941.
  • 27th Cavalry Division - with 4th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 28th Cavalry Division - with 6th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941.
  • 29th Cavalry Division - with Third Army (Soviet Union) in Dec 1941.
  • 30th Cavalry Division - with 1st Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941, and with 4th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 31st Cavalry Division - established at Voronezh in Jul 1941; with 50th Army in Dec 1941. Became 7th Guards Cavalry Division Jan 5, 1942.
  • 32nd Cavalry Division - Established in the Odessa Military District, 1941. Still with 9th Rifle Corps, Odessa MD in Jun 1941. With 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Belorussian Front May 1945.
  • 34th Cavalry Division - with Sixth Army in December 1941.
  • 35th Cavalry Division - with 37th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 36th Cavalry Division - with 6th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 38th Cavalry Division - with Eighteenth Army in Dec 1941.
  • 40th Cavalry Division - with Independent Coastal Army in Dec 1941.
  • 41st Cavalry Division - with 50th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 43rd Cavalry Division - with Southwestern (Юго-Эападный) Front in Dec 1941.
  • 44th Cavalry Division - with 9th Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941. Noted as mountain cavalry division in Dec 1941 while assigned to 16th Army.
  • 46th Cavalry Division - with 30th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 47th Cavalry Division - with Southwestern (Юго-Эападный) Front in Dec 1941.
  • 49th Cavalry Division - with 6th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941.
  • 50th Cavalry Division - formed in North Caucasus Military District June-July 1941. With 3rd Cavalry Corps in Nov 1941.
  • 51st Cavalry Division - with 36th Army of Trans-Baikal Front in Dec 1941.
  • 52nd Cavalry Division - with 3rd Army in Dec 1941.
  • 53rd Cavalry Division - formed in North Caucasus Military District June-July 1941. With 3rd Cavalry Corps in Nov 1941.
  • 54th Cavalry Division - with Kalinin Front in Dec 1941.
  • 55th Cavalry Division - with 13th Army in Dec 1941. Became 15th Guards Cavalry Division on Feb 14, 1943.
  • 56th Cavalry Division - with 37th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 57th Cavalry Division - with 10th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 59th Cavalry Division - with the Transbaikal Front 5.45.
  • 60th Cavalry Division - with 57th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 61st Cavalry Division - with 4th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941.
  • 62nd Cavalry Division - with 56th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 63rd Cavalry Division - with 4th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941 and with the 5th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 3rd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 64th Cavalry Division - with 56th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 66th Cavalry Division - with 9th Army (Soviet Union) in Dec 1941.
  • 68th Cavalry Division - with 9th Army (Soviet Union) in Dec 1941.
  • 70th Cavalry Division - with 56th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 72nd Cavalry Division - with 2nd Cavalry Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 73rd Cavalry Division - with 26th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 74th Cavalry Division - with 26th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 75th Cavalry Division - with 10th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 76th Cavalry Division - with 39th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 77th Cavalry Division - with 57th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 78th Cavalry Division - with 59th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 79th Cavalry Division - with 57th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 80th Cavalry Division - with RVGK (Stavka Reserve) in Dec 1941.
  • 81st Cavalry Division - with 4th Cavalry Corps in Dec 1941.
  • 82nd Cavalry Division - with 11th Cavalry Corps in Jan 1942.
  • 83rd Cavalry Division - with 61st Army in Dec 1941.
  • 87th Cavalry Division - with 59th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 91st Cavalry Division - with 61st Army in Dec 1941.
  • 94th Cavalry Division - with 39th Army in Dec 1941.
  • 97th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 98th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 99th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 100th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 101st Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 102nd Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 103rd Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 104th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 105th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 106th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 107th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 108th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 109th Cavalry Division - with Central Asia Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 110th Cavalry Division - with Stalingrad Military District in Dec 1941.
  • 111th Cavalry Division - with Stalingrad MD in Dec 1941.
  • 112th Cavalry Division - with Southern Urals MD in Dec 1941. Became 16th Guards Cavalry Division on Feb 14, 1943.
  • 113th Cavalry Division - with Southern Urals MD in Dec 1941.
  • 114th Cavalry Division - with Svir-Caucasus MD in Dec 1941.
  • 115th Cavalry Division - with Svir-Caucasus MD in Dec 1941.
  • 116th Cavalry Division - with 17th Cavalry Corps in Apr 1942.
  • Independent Cavalry Division НО - with 56th Army in Dec 1941.

Tank Divisions

Note: The tank divisions of the Red Army were short-lived in the Great Patriotic War. In the face of the German onslaught in 1941, many poorly-maintained vehicles were abandoned, and those that met the Germans in battle were soundly defeated by the superior training, doctrine, and radio communications of the Panzertruppe. The magnitude of the defeat was so great that the mechanized corps parent headquarters of the tank divisions were either inactivated or destroyed by mid-July 1941, with most of the tank divisions facing the Germans enduring a similar fate by the end of 1941. The Soviets opted to organize more easily controlled tank brigades instead, eventually combining many of these into three-brigade tank corps in 1942, an organizational structure that served them until the end of the war. Until late in the war, two tank divisions remained in the Far East, serving in the Transbaikal Military District.
  • 1st Tank Division - with 1st Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 2nd Tank Division - with 3rd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 3rd Tank Division - with 1st Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 4th Tank Division - with 6th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 5th Tank Division - with 3rd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 6th Tank Division - with 28th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 7th Tank Division - with 6th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 8th Tank Division - with 4th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 9th Tank Division - with 27th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 10th Tank Division - with 15th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 11th Tank Division - with 2nd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 12th Tank Division - with 8th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 13th Tank Division - with 5th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 14th Tank Division - with 7th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 15th Tank Division - with 16th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 16th Tank Division - with 2nd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 17th Tank Division - with 5th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 18th Tank Division - with 7th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 19th Tank Division - with 22nd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 20th Tank Division - with 9th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 21st Tank Division - with 10th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 22nd Tank Division - with 14th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 23rd Tank Division - with 12th Mechanized Corps in 6.41, disbanded by 8.41
  • 24th Tank Division - with 10th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 25th Tank Division - with 13th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 26th Tank Division - with 20th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 27th Tank Division - with 17th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 28th Tank Division - with 12th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 29th Tank Division - with 11th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 30th Tank Division - with 14th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 31st Tank Division - with 13th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 32nd Tank Division - with 4th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 33rd Tank Division - with 11th Mechanized Corps, Third Army in Jun 1941.
  • 34th Tank Division - with 8th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 35th Tank Division - with 9th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 36th Tank Division - with 17th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 37th Tank Division - with 15th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 38th Tank Division - with 20th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 39th Tank Division - with 16th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 40th Tank Division - with 19th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 41st Tank Division - with 22nd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 42nd Tank Division - with 21st Mechanized Corps in 6.41, disbanded by 8.41.
  • 43rd Tank Division - with 19th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 44th Tank Division - with 18th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 45th Tank Division - with 24th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 46th Tank Division - with 21st Mechanized Corps in 6.41, disbanded by 8.41.
  • 47th Tank Division - with 18th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 48th Tank Division - with 23rd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 49th Tank Division - with 24th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 50th Tank Division - with 25th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 51st Tank Division - with 23rd Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 52nd Tank Division - with 26th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 53rd Tank Division - with 27th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 54th Tank Division - with 28th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 55th Tank Division - with 25th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 56th Tank Division - with 26th Mechanized Corps in Jun 1941.
  • 57th Tank Division - with Transbaikal Military District in Jun 1941.
  • 58th Tank Division - with 30th Mechanized Corps in Far East in Jun 1941.
  • 59th Tank Division - with 2nd Red Banner Army in Far East in Jun 1941.
  • 60th Tank Division - with 30th Mechanized Corps in Far East in Jun 1941.
  • 61st Tank Division - with Transbaikal Military District in Jun 1941, and still there in May 1945.
  • 101st Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Western Front in Aug 1941.
  • 102nd Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Reserve Front in Aug 1941.
  • 104th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Western Front in Aug 1941.
  • 105th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Reserve Front in Aug 1941.
  • 107th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Western Front in Aug 1941.
  • 108th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Reserve Front in Aug 1941.
  • 109th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Central Front in Aug 1941.
  • 110th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with Reserve Front in Aug 1941.
  • 111th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with the Transbaikal Front in May 1945.
  • 112th Tank Division - formed after Jul 1941; with the Far Eastern Front in Sep 1941.

Artillery Divisions

Guards Mortar Divisions (Rocket Launcher Divisions)

  • 1st Guards Mortar Division - Formed Sep 1942; with Moscow Military District Jan 1945.
  • 2nd Guards Mortar Division - Formed Sep 1942; with 1st Baltic Front Jan 1945.
  • 3rd Guards Mortar Division - Formed Sep 1942; with 1st Ukrainian Front Jan 1945.
  • 4th Guards Mortar Division - Formed Sep 1942; with 2nd Belorussian Front Jan 1945.
  • 5th Guards Mortar Division - Formed Jan 1943; with 1st Belorussian Front Jan 1945.
  • 6th Guards Mortar Division - Formed Jan 1943; with 2nd Ukrainian Front 5.45.
  • 7th Guards Mortar Division - Formed Feb 1943; with 3rd Belorussian Front May 1945.

Antiaircraft Divisions

Note: These were divisions of the field antiaircraft forces, not those of the homeland air defense forces (PVO Strany).

See also

Sources, Further Reading and References

All Russian source notes are via Lenskii.
1. ^ Scott and Scott, 1979, p.12
2. ^ David Glantz, Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War 1941–43, University Press of Kansas, 2005, p.717 note 5.
3. ^ Так, 6-я стрелковая дивизия 6-го ск 4-й армии ЗапОВО встретила Великую Отечественную войну, имея 13,7 тыс.чел. личного состава (ооооо ^.Симонов. 100 суток войны. Смоленск, "Русич", 1999, с.348 (по документу)) via Lenskii
4. ^ 43-я стрелковая дивизия была сформирована в 1920-е г.г. в Великих Луках как территориальное соединение Ленинградского военного округа, осенью 1937 г. передислоцированное непосредственно в Ленинград; орденом Красного Знамени 43-я сд была награждена за участие в советско-финляндской войне; о боевом пути дивизии см., например: "Краснознаменный Приволжский". ВИ, 1984, с.367-368
5. ^ Соединение было сформировано в 1934 г. в г.Куйбышев как 70-я стрелковая дивизия (участвовала в советско- финляндской войне и бьша награждена орденом Ленина); преобразовано в 45-ю гв. сд в октябре 1942 г.; о боевом пути дивизии см., например, СВЭ, т.4, с.431-431.
6. ^ Craig Crofoot, Armies of the Bear
7. ^ С.Н.Жилин и др. "Под гвардейским знаменем". Архангельск/Вологда. 1980 г.
8. ^ с 01.07.35 именовалось 83-ей Туркестанской горнострелковой дивизией; преобразовано в 128-ю гв. гсд осенью 1943 г.)
9. ^ [1]
10. ^ Zamoskvorechye District
11. ^ 161-я сд была сформирована в апреле-июле 1942 г. на территории МВО на основе 13-й отдельной стрелковой бригады, сформированной осенью 1941 г. в СКВО; о боевом пути соединения см., например: М.К.Смольный "7000 километров в боях и походах". ВИ, 1982.)
12. ^ соединение было сформировано в августе-сентябре 1941 г. в Ставрополе как 343-я стрелковая дивизия; преобразовано в 97-ю гвардейскую стрелковую дивизию в мае 1942 г.; о боевом пути соединения см., например: "Великая Отечественная война". СЭ, 1985, с.573 либо И.А.Самчук "Гвардейская Полтавская". ВИ, 1965)
13. ^ Poirier and Conner show the 21st GRD as being formed from the 361st RD in Mar 1942
14. ^ Feskov et al, p.114
15. ^ Feskov et al, 2004, Table 2.4, p.51/52
16. ^ At Велау (Знаменск-Zhamensk)
17. ^ формирование 93-й (12-й гв) стрелковой бригады, из которой была развернута в апреле 1943 г. 92-я гвардейская стрелковая дивизия, было осуществлено в сентябре 1942 г. на Урале ("Краснознаменный Уральский". ВИ, 1983, с. 137,)
18. ^ Red Army Handbook, Chapter 3.
  • А. Г. Ленский, Сухопутные силы РККА в предвоенные годы. Справочник. — Санкт-Петербург Б&К, 2000
  • Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War, Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9.
  • Steven J. Zaloga and Leland S. Ness, Red Army Handbook 1941 - 1945, Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0-7509-1740-7.
  • БОЕВОЙ СОСТАВ СОВЕТСКОЙ АРМИИ 1941 - 1945 (Official Soviet Army Order of Battle from General Staff Archives).
  • http://samsv.narod.ru/
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