27th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade

The 27th Independent Guards Sevastopol Red Banner Motor Rifle Brigade "60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the formation of the USSR" (Russian: 27-я отдельная гвардейская мотострелковая Севастопольская Краснознамённая бригада имени 60-летия СССР) is a tactical formation of the Russian Ground Forces. Its Military Unit Number (V/Ch) is 61899 (military unit 61899). It is part of 1st Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District, stationed in Mosrentgen, Novomoskovsky Administrative Okrug of Moscow.

Brigade emblem


The brigade traces its origins to the 535th Rifle Regiment, formed in the city of Chugueve of Kharkov Oblast in July 1940.[1] From August 8, 1941 to September 14, 1941, the regiment, part of the 127th Rifle Division, participated in battles near Yelnya. On September 18, 1941, for the courage and valor of its personnel, the regiment and the remainder of the division became a Guards unit, the division becoming the 2nd Guards Rifle Division.

Atamyrat Niyazov, the father of the first post-Soviet President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov, reportedly volunteered to go to the front with the 535th Rifle Regiment during World War II. According to post-Soviet official Turkmen sources, surrounding his son's personality cult, he was killed on 24 December 1942 during the Battle of the Caucasus.[2]

The unit served as the 404th Guards Motorised Rifle Regiment (404th GMRR) from 1957 until the early 1980s, and in 1982 was given the honorific title "named for the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.".[3]

After many years of service as a regiment, the brigade was activated when on 1 June 1983, in Teplyy Stan, Moscow Oblast, the 27th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade was established from the former 404th GMRR. It was briefly transferred to the Soviet Border Troops in 1990-91 before reverted to army control.

Troops of the brigade dressed in the uniforms of the Soviet Air Forces during the 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade.[4]

It is now part of the reformed 1st Guards Tank Army after 2014.


Tanks from the brigade in the Alabino.
  • Directorate
  • 1st Motorized Rifle Battalion
  • 2nd Motorized Rifle Battalion
  • 3rd Motorized Rifle Battalion
  • Tank Battalion
  • Self-Propelled Artillery Division
  • Rocket Artillery Division
  • Anti-Aircraft Missile and Artillery Division
  • Intelligence Company
  • Rifle Company
  • Signals Battalion
  • Battalion of Material Support
  • Repair and Restoration Company
  • Engineering Company
  • Commandant's Company
  • NBC Company
  • Medical Company
  • Battery Management and Artillery Intelligence
  • Command and Radar Deconnaissance Platoon
  • Management Platoon
  • Platoon of Instructors
  • Simulators Platoon
  • Polygon
  • Brigade Band


The brigade drill team on conscript day.

The Military Band (currently led by Lieutenant Alexei Bozhedomov) is a specialized unit group in the brigade. It is deployed in the village of Mosrentgen in Moscow. It conducts active cultural accompaniment to all events of the brigade and at cultural events in Moscow. It is a regular participant in the Moscow Victory Day Parade on Red Square. The band is participated in the Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival and Tattoo from 2017-2019.[5]

Brigade commanders

A demonstration of the intelligence unit.
  • Valentin Kryukov (June 1983 - August 1984)
  • Gennady Andreev (August 1984 - August 1987)
  • Pyotr Medvedev (August 1987 - July 1988)
  • Boris Polyakov (July 1988 - June 1990)
  • Alexander Yegorov (June 1990 - July 1993)
  • Alexander Denisov (July 1993 - February 1995)
  • Sergey Generalov (February 1995 - April 1997)
  • Alexey Samolkin (April 1997 - June 1999)
  • Ivan Buvaltsev (July 1999 - July 2001)[6]
  • Alexander Kuzhilin (August 2001 - September 2003)
  • Dmitry Yashin (November 2003 - October 2006)
  • Alexander Chaiko (November 2006 - November 2007)
  • Gennady Obukhov (December 2007 - December 2009)
  • Andrey Trifonov (December 2009 - January 2012)
  • Vladimir Yeremeyev (February 2012 - August 2014)
  • Dmitry Aksyonov (November 2014 – present)

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