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1975 October Revolution Parade

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1975 October Revolution Parade

The 1975 October Revolution Parade was a parade on Red Square dedicated to the 58th anniversary of the October Revolution on November 7th 1975. Marshal of the Soviet Union Andrei Grechko gave his last speech on the grandstand of Lenin's Mausoleum, before he died the following April. Commanding the parade was the head of the Moscow Military District Colonel General Vladimir Govorov. Providing the music for his final parade, was conducted by Major General Nikolai Nazarov of the combined massed bands of the Moscow Garrison. A scaled down display of military technologies was also present. General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev and Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin were present at the parade.

A color guard unit marched past there for the 1st time since 1967, but with the Victory Banner at the lead.

Debut appearance of the fanfare trumpeters and fifers of the Moscow Military Music School

1975 being the 30th year since the Moscow Victory Parade of 1945, to honor this historic event the Moscow Military Music School debuted what would be a 27-year tradition of leading the Red Square parades with the snare drum beats of the Corps of Drums and its fanfare trumpeters and fifers, combined with its Turkish crescent granted that year (which would be used until 1990) in honor of the cadets who marched past on that day. For the only time in its history the Corps march past first to the tune of fifes and drums, and then by the fanfare trumpeters sounding the "Glory to the Motherland" March with the massed bands. From 1977 to 1990 the Corps led the parade playing the tune "Comrades, We Bravely March!" by the chromatic fanfare trumpeters preceded by the fifers of the school.

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1975 October Revolution Parade Wikipedia


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