The Russian Army on Parade 1992-2017
This third and final volume describes the post-Soviet Russian military parades held in Moscow from 1992 until 2019, 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.
About the Author
James Kinnear was born in 1959. He has researched Russian military hardware since his first visit to the Soviet Union in 1973. He has since written hundreds of articles on Soviet and Russian military technology.
Author: James Kinnear
Photos: 1000+ colour photos
Physical: Hardcover, 285x235mm, portrait