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1a.JOINT Hq Western Mil District

Last modified: 08 Jan 2021
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Country: Russia   

Locale: St Petersburg

Latitude: 59° 56' 13" N     Longitude: 30° 18' 52" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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Western mil district http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/ZVO_Russia_medium_emblem.svg; one of the 4 new operational Joint Forces commands of the Russian Federation since 2010 http://structure.mil.ru/structure/okruga/west/news.htm

It is a unified command with land, aerospace and naval forces. Its main tasking is defending Russias western borders, defending Russias claims in the arctic and protection of its northern sea routes as well as maintaining Russias strategic forces sea component together with the Pacific fleet.

The Russian exlclave Kaliningrad has a key role in the Western mil district acting as a buffer zone and a giant forward operating base for the Russian forces.
Not only important airdefence missile batteries,equipped with the new S-400 Triumf (NATO: SA-21 Growler) system http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/%D0%A1-400_%C2%AB%D0%A2%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%83%D0%BC%D1%84%C2%BB.JPG but also communications and electronic warfare systems and even recently the mobile Iskander-M (NATO: SS-26 Stone) missiles have been deployed at Kaliningrad http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Army2016demo-075.jpg With an operational range of 375mi (600kms) these are a serious threat for NATO troops stationed in the eastern NATO countries. These missiles may be armed with warheads containing cluster munitions, fuel-air bombs, high explosive-fragmentation bombs, earth penetrators for bunker busting or electromagnetic pulse devices for anti-radar missions.and of course 10 - 250 kiloton nuclear warheads.

Structure of the Western military district:


Direct reporting (autonomous) formations
- Operational Group of Russian Forces in the Republic of Moldova
- 45 Guards Berlin Engineering Bde (Murom)
- 132 Signals Bde
- 79 Guards Rocket Artillery Bde (Tver)
- 45 High-Power Artillery Bde "Svir" (Tambov)
- 16 Independent EW Bde (Plavsk)[7]
- 29, 34 and 38 Railway Bdes
- 1 Engineers Bde (Murom)
- 27 CBRN Bde
- 154 Preobrazhensky Independent Regt (Moscow)
- 1 Semyonovsky Independent Rifle Regt (Ramensky District, Moscow Oblast)
- 45 Independent Engineering Regiment

- 2 Spetsnaz Bde
- 16 Spetsnaz Bde (Tambov)
- 322 Special Forces Training Center

Land forces
- 1 Guards Tank Army (Odintsovo, Moscow reg) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Great_emblem_of_the_1st_Guards_Tank_Army.svg with
- 4 Guards Tank Divi (Naro-Fominsk)
- 2 Guards Motor Rifle Div (Kalininets)
- 6 Tank Bde
- 27 Guards Sevastopol Motor Rifle Bde (Mosrentgen)
- 96 Recon Bde
- 53 Anti-Aircraft Rocket Bde (Kursk)
- 112 Rocket Bde (Shuya)
- 288 Artillery Bde
- 60 Control Bde
- 20 CBRN Regiment (Tsentralny, Nizhny Novgorod region)

- 6th Combined Army (Agalatovo, Leningrad) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Great_emblem_of_the_6th_Combined_Arms_Army.svg with
- 138 Guards Motor Rifle Bde (Kamenka)
- 25 Motor Rifle Bde "Latvian Riflemen" (Vladimirsky Lager)
- 9 Guards Artillery Bde (Luga)
- 268 Guards Artillery Bde (Pushkin)
- 5 Anti-Aircraft Rocket Bde (Gorelovo)
- 95 Admin & Cmd Bde (Gorelovo)
- 26 Rocket Bde (Luga)

- Airborne Troops http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Great_emblem_of_the_Russian_Airborne_Troops.svg
- 45 Guards Spetsnaz Bde (Kubinka, Moscow)
- 76 Guards Air Assault Div (Pskov)
- 98 Guards Airborne Div (Ivanovo)
- 106 Guards Airborne Div (Tula)
- 38 Airborne Signal Regt (Bear Lake, Moscow regi)

- 20th Combined Army (Novgorod) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Great_emblem_of_the_20th_Guards_Combined_Arms_Army.svg with
- 3 Motor Rifle Div (Boguchar)
- 144 Guards Motor Rifle Div (Yelnya)
- 1 Guards Tank Bde "Ural-Lvov" (Boguchar)
- 99 Weapons Storage Base (Tver)
- 49 Anti-Aircraft Rocket Bde
- 9 Admin Bde
- 448 Rocket Bde (Kursk)
- 7015 Weapons Storage Base (Mulino)
- 69 Security Bde

Naval forces
- Baltic fleet (Kaliningrad) See all marked 4.SEA / BF

- 11 Army Corps (Kaliningrad)
- 7 Guards Motor Rifle Regt (Kaliningrad)
- 79 Guards Motor Rifle Bde (Gusev)
- 336 Guards Bialystok Naval Infantry Bde (Mechnikovo, Baltiysk)
- 25 Coastal Rocket Bde (Don)
- 152 Guards Rocket Bde (Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad)
- 244 Guards Artillery Bde (Kaliningrad)
- 183 Fleet Ground Forces Rocket Regt (Gvardeysk)
- 73 Bridge Battalion
- 742 Fleet Signals Unit
- 302t Radio-Electronic Regt

- 61 Naval Infantry Bde (Sputnik)
- 80 Irctic Warfare Motor Rifle Bde
- 200 Motor Rifle Bde (Pechenga, Murmansk reg)
- 536 Coastal Defense Rocket Artillery Bde (Snezhnogorsk)
- 516 Fleet Signals Unit (Severomorsk)
- 180 Naval Engineering Battalion


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