The Soviet Army On Parade 1992-2017

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The Soviet Army on Parade 1946-1991

James Kinnear

ISBN - 978-91-984775-2-8

368 pages, over 1000 photos, hard back.

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This third and final volume describes the post-Soviet Russian military parades held in Moscow
from 1992 to present day, completing a century of full-scale mechanised military parades
on Red Square, at a time when demonstrating the defensive capability of the nation was, as
in 1918, and in 1941, again deemed a strategic requirement in an uncertain world.

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 brought the seven-decade long tradition of
7th November Red Square military parades to an abrupt halt. In the post-Cold War era, displays of
military might were for a time deemed superfluous in the modern Russian Federation.

In 2008, full-scale military parades involving mechanised military equipment - “tekhnika” - would
return to Red Square, now held as Victory Day parades on 9th May annually. The Victory parades
were from 2011 joined by a return of historic 7th November parades, now commemorating the
defiant military parade of 7th November 1941 rather than the Russian Revolution of 1917.