Nobody but us: 106th Guards Airborne Division

The 106th Guards Tula Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Airborne Division is one of the four airborne divisions of the Russian Airborne Troops.

The 106th Guards Tula Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Airborne Division is one of the four airborne divisions of the Russian Airborne Troops.

Vitaly V. Kuzmin
The 106th Division is one of the four airborne divisions in the Russian Armed Forces.
The Division was founded in January 1944.
During the World War II it fought in Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia.
In 1994, during the Chechen War the Division took part in the first Battle for Grozny.
In 2001, after September 11 terrorist attacks, paratroopers from the division were sent to Afghanistan to evacuate the staff of the Russian embassy in Kabul.
On 13 August 2015, the division was given the honorific name "Tula".
The Division numbers around 5,000 men.
Based in the city of Tula, to the south of Moscow, it is administratively located within the Western Military District.
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