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The renowned motorized rifle unit of the Western Military District (ZVO), stationed in the Leningrad Region, is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The compound is the legal successor of the 666th Rifle Regiment, reorganized on September 18, 1941 into the 13th Guards Rifle Regiment. At the end of World War II on May 9, 1945, the regiment was based in East Prussia. From April 4, 1952 to May 1956, the regiment was stationed in Lithuania, then until 1994 in Latvia and was named the Sevastopol Red Banner Regiment named after the Latvian Riflemen. Since 1992, the regiment has been reorganized into a brigade.

Currently, the compound is equipped with the most modern weapons and military equipment, including T-72B3 tanks, armored personnel carriers BTR-82AM, MLRS Grad-M, Msta-S and Akatsiya howitzers, as well as armored vehicles of the Mustang family and “Tiger”.

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