71st Motor Rifle Division

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71st Motor Rifle Division
Active 1984–1989
Country  Soviet Union
Branch Soviet Army
Garrison/HQ Semipalatinsk

The 71st Motor Rifle Division was a motorized infantry division of the Soviet Army between 1984 and 1989. It was based in Semipalatinsk. Converted to a storage base in 1989, it was taken over by Kazakhstan with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.[1]


The 71st Motor Rifle Division was activated in 1984 from elements of the 155th Motor Rifle Division. The division was based in Semipalatinsk and was part of the 32nd Army. In March 1988, it became part of the 1st Army Corps after the redesignation of the 32nd Army. The division became the 5202nd Weapons and Equipment Storage Base. In 1991, the 40th Army was reformed and the storage base became part of it. The storage based was taken over by Kazakhstan in March 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b Holm, Michael. "71st Motorised Rifle Division". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-01-04.