The 1987 October Revolution Parade was a parade on Red Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917. It took place in Moscow on November 7, 1987. Marshal of the Soviet Union and the Minister of Defence Dmitry Yazov inspected the parade. Commanding the parade was the commander of the Moscow Garrison Vladimir Arkhipov. Music was performed by the head of Moscow Garrison's central band, Major General Nikolai Mikhailov. General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and other members of the Politburo were on the grandstand of Lenin's Mausoleum in Red Square.
Military BandsMassed Bands of the Moscow Military District under the direction of Major General Nikolai Mikhailov, Senior Director of Music of the Bands Service
Corps of Drums of the Moscow Military Music School (recently awarded the Komsomol Prize)
Ground ColumnHistorical Units and Colors
Former Imperial Russian Army personnel with the Red Army
Red Army personnel of 1922
Great Patriotic War regiment
Historical Cavalry Units
Frunze Military Academy
V.I. Lenin Military Political Academy
Felix Dzerzhinsky Artillery Academy
Military Armored Forces Academy Marshal Rodion Malinovsky
Military Engineering Academy
Military Academy of Chemical Defense and Control
Yuri Gagarin Air Force Academy
Prof. Nikolai Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy
Naval Engineering School
Moscow Border Guards Institute of the Border Defence Forces of the KGB "Moscow City Council"
Western Military District units:
98th Guards Airborne Division
336th Marine Regiment of the Baltic Fleet
Suvorov Military School
Nakhimov Naval School
Moscow Military High Command Training School "Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR"
Leading the column was the limousine carrying the parade commander, Col. General Vladimir Arkhipov, the commanding general of Moscow Military District.
Mobile column2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motorized Rifle Division
98th Airborne Division
4th Guards Kantermirovsky Tank Division
East Germany-Erich Honecker
Ethiopia- Mengistu Haile Mariam