Trading words Deploying U. Petersburg, June 29, On December 1,the organizational events to create a separate airborne assault battalion in Novorosiisk mountain division deployed in Feodosiya and a separate repairs and maintenance battalion in Moscow region have been completed. This page was last edited on 13 Juneat They are also fully mechanized and have a lot of firepower compared to other airborne forces around the world. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sincewomen have been allowed to serve in the VDV, as officers, after finishing studies in the academy.
During the same period, 19 separate air assault battalions were activated.
David Glantz wrote in Trading words Deploying U. Beginning in Decemberthese corps became ten guards airborne divisions numbered 1st2nd3rd4th5th formed from 9th Airborne Corps 2nd formation6th7th8th9th10thtwo formed from the 1st Airborne Corps and the three existing separate maneuver airborne brigades. Back to top.
With the demise of the Soviet Unionthe number of VDV divisions has shrunk from seven to four, as well as four brigades and the brigade-sized training center.