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1987 October Revolution Parade

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1987 October Revolution Parade

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.


Parade Units

Military Bands

  • Massed 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 Column
    Leading the column was the limousine carrying the parade commander, Col. General Vladimir Arkhipov, the commanding general of Moscow Military District.

  • Historical Units and Colors
  • Red Guards
  • Former Imperial Russian Army personnel with the Red Army
  • Naval contingent
  • 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"
  • Mobile column

  • 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motorized Rifle Division
  • BRDM-2
  • BTR-70
  • BMP-2
  • 98th Airborne Division
  • BMD-1
  • 4th Guards Kantermirovsky Tank Division
  • T-72
  • 2S1 Gvozdika
  • 2S3 Akatsiya
  • International Dignitaries

  • Cuba-Fidel Castro
  • East Germany-Erich Honecker
  • Bulgaria-Todor Zhivkov
  • Poland-Wojciech Jaruzelski
  • Romania-Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • Ethiopia- Mengistu Haile Mariam
  • Hungary-János Kádár
  • Mongolia-Jambyn Batmönkh
  • Kampuchea-Norodom Sihanouk
  • References

    1987 October Revolution Parade Wikipedia

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