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9000 Tons of Steel: Russian Tank Drills in the Urals

After a flurry of rather disinformative “ Tank Carousel ” news from Russia the latest reportage from the Russian armed force tank exercise is much more interesting. At the beginning of August the handily named 90th Guards Vitebsk-Novgorod twice Red Banner Tank Division held it’s first divisional sized combat and live fire exercise at Cherbakul in the Chelyabinsk region. The 90th division, that is stationed in the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, was founded in 2016 and is one of the heaviest hitting Russian formations around. It has a similar structure as the 4th Kantemirovskaya Tank Division that is part of the 1st Guards Tank Army. The 90th Tank Division consists of the following units: • Headquarters • 6th Guards Lvov Tank Regiment  • 80th Tank Regiment • 239th Guards Tank Regiment • 228th Motorized Rifle Regiment • 400th Transylvania Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment  • Anti-Aircraft Regiment • 30th Separate Reconnaissance Battalion • 351