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81st Rifle Division
Active Unknown
Country Soviet Union
Allegiance Red Army
Branch Infantry
Size Division

The 81st Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II.

It was established at Lubny (Kiev or Kharkov Military Districts) around 1936. As 81st Mechanised Division, part of 4th Mechanised Corps, with 6th Army, Southwestern Front, in June 1941. Fought at Voronezh and Kursk. With Soviet 1st Guards Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front 5.45. See ru:81-я стрелковая дивизия (2-го формирования).


  • Robert G. Poirier and Albert Z. Conner, The Red Army Order of Battle in the Great Patriotic War, Novato: Presidio Press, 1985. ISBN 0-89141-237-9.

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