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11th Separate Guards Mechanized Brigade

6th Separate Guards The 11th Guards Separate Mechanized Brigade is the successor of the 6th Tank Corps, formed on April 22, 1942 in the cities of Podolsk and Maloyaroslavets near Moscow. The unit took baptism of fire by participating in the Rzhev-Sychevsk operation. On October 23, 1943, for the courage and heroism shown by the personnel at the Kursk Bulge, he was awarded the honorary title of "Guards". On October 25 of the same year, it was transformed into the 11th Guards Tank Corps.

From 1942 to 1945, the corps took part in hostilities in the Rzhev region, in the Old Russian direction, liberated the cities of Bogodukhov, Berdichev, Kazatin, participated in the liquidation of the Korsun-Shevchensk group of the Nazis, in the Chernivtsi-Carpathian, Vislensk, Vislensko-Oder and Berlin operations. For the defeat of the Nazis in the foothills of the Carpathians and access to the state border with Romania, he was awarded the honorary title "Carpathian".

On February 19, 1945, for successful offensive battles and seizing a bridgehead on the Oder River, the corps was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, and on April 26, 1945, for the capture of the cities of Pirschau, Neustadt, Punzig, was awarded the Order of Suvorov II degree. For courage and heroism in capturing Berlin, he was awarded the honorary name "Berlin". In June 1945, the corps was renamed the 11th Guards Carpathian-Berlin Red Banner, Order of Suvorov II degree, tank division. In July, she relocated to the Dresden area, where she moved to a new state.

In peacetime, the guardsmen continued to improve their skills and field training. The personnel have participated in many large-scale exercises and maneuvers. In the period from 1979 to 1989, hundreds of servicemen, from private to general, who served in the formation, performed their international duty in Afghanistan.

In 1992, the division was redeployed from the German Dresden to the Belarusian Slonim and on August 11 of the same year was reorganized into the 11th Guards Separate Mechanized Brigade, while maintaining the Battle Banner, honorary titles and military traditions of the corps. The Battle Banner was presented to the formation on January 21, 2004. Throughout the entire time, the personnel of the brigade showed a high level of combat training, mastery of equipment and weapons.

The servicemen of the brigade took part in such major exercises as "Neman-2001", "Berezina-2002", "Clear Sky - 2003", "Shield of the Fatherland - 2004". The complex operational and tactical exercises "Union Shield - 2006", "Union Shield - 2011" became a serious test for combat maturity, and more than half of the total number of personnel and military equipment were represented by the 11th Guards Separate Mechanized Brigade.

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