The 9th Kursk Infantry Division was created on the 20 July 1918 as one of the first divisions of the Soviet Union during the Russian Civil War. The division was stationed in the Caucasus region, later the Transcaucasian Military District and soon renamed 9th Infantry, in 1922 the division was renamed the 1st Caucasus Rifle Division. For the 10th anniversary of Red Army on February 29,1928 the division was awarded the Honored Revolutionary Order of the Red Banner, during 1931 the division was reorganised into a mountain rifle division. On 23 February 1936 the division was awarded the Order of the Red Star, in July of the same year the division was renamed again as the 9th Red Banner Mountain Rifle Division. During the war the division was at times serving as part of the 46th, 37th, 56th, Separate Coastal, 69th, 18th, 5th Guards Army. The division took part in the Battle of the Caucasus, the division participated in the fighting for Feodosiya, Tuapse, in the Kuban and Taman Peninsula, and Krakow. Its enlisted and non-commissioned personnel came largely from the cossacks of the Kuban region, with 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front in May 1945. Its full title in 1945 was Кrasnodar Red Banner, Order of Kutuzov, after the war the division was returned to Krasnodar, and in 1950 the division was relocated to Maykop. After the reforms of 1956 the division became the 9th Motor Rifle Division and was based at Maykop for many years. On 12 September 1992 the division was reorganised as the 131st Separate Motor Rifle order of Kutuzov and Red Star Brigade of the 67th Army Corps, North Caucasus Military District. The battle for Grozny cost 157 casualties, including 24 officers, one warrant officer and 60 NCOs and soldiers killed and 12 officers, one warrant officer and 59 NCOs, the brigade also lost 22 T-72 tanks,45 BMP-2s, and 37 cars and trucks. Although other sources give higher losses attributed to the 81st Motor Rife Regiment which participated in the operation, the brigade was forced to withdraw from combat, was surrounded, and forced to abandon all of its equipment, with the personnel escaping individually or in small groups. From March 1995 the brigade participates in the Gudermes operation, in all the brigade suffered 1,282 casualties during the campaign. These battalions and the tank battalion are staffed completely with professional service personnel serving under the new contracts. The brigade has achieved first place in the performance assessment within the district during 2005. In 2009, it became the 7th Military Base, dzabakhidze Colonel M. V. Yevstigneyev Colonel A. E. Shapovalov Colonel S. M. Chorniy Colonel, from October 1943, General-Major P. I, savin Colonel Oleg Kozlov Major-General S. G. Sudakov Шевченко И. Ninth plastun, Moscow,1970 Петрашин И
Image: Order Of Kutuzov 2nd
In the museum of the 9th 'Plastun' Rifle Division пластун-артиллерист командир орудия 256th Artillery Regiment Тарасенко М. Н. и комдив полковникДорофеев А. А.Maykop 1988.