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    Borzya (Борзя) Zabaykalsky Krai Russia

Location
Lat 50°23′N Long 116°31′E Located on the Borzya River, 349km southeast of Chita.

History
The modern town began with the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1899. The settlement around the Borzya railway station was officially founded in 1900.

During the Battle of Khalkin Gol / Nomonhan Incident during May-Septmeber 1939, this was the near railway station on the Trans-Siberian Railway and a logistical base for the battle 700km distant.

Today
Granted town status in 1950. Headquarters of Russian 36th Army.

OT-130 Flame Thrower Tank
Displayed outdoors at military unit No. 05776

References
Nomonhan page 491

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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