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45th Separate Reconnaissance Regiment of VDV ( or 45-й полк специального назначения ВДВ) is an airborne regiment of the Russian Airborne Troops based in Moscowmarker.

It was raised in 1994 on the base of 901st Separate Landing Assault Battalion (Raised in 1979) and 218th Separate Battalion for Special Operations of VDV, raised in 1992. attributes to it 690 personnel with 15 BTR-80, and 1 BTR-D; the 218th Battalion is homebased in Sokolniki.

The unit is part of the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) and directly subordinated to VDV Headquarters. However it is also operationally subordinate to the GRU.

The Regiment fought in the First and Second Chechen Wars, and in 1994 it fought for Dolinsky, Argun, and Groznyy, sending 400 personnel, of which losses were 43 personnel, including 15 killed. In June 2007 it was inspected by the Commander-in-Chief of the VDV. In August 2008 it was involved in the war in South Ossetia, where says it 'captured US Hummers jointly with unit of 7th Guards Airborne Division'.


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