7 famous parades in Red Square

7 famous parades in Red Square

parade on Red Square is not just a tradition. Over the 70 years anniversary of October to the parades it was grandiose, almost a ritual action. Following World War II Red Square became also a place of celebration of the Great Victory.

7 famous parades in Red Square

FIRST parade on Red Square (25 May 1919)

7 famous parades in Red Square

The first official military parade in Moscow was organized back in 1702 on the occasion of the capture of the fortress of Russian troops Noteburg - then they headed Peter, and all the action takes place not on the Red Square, and on Butcher Street. At the usual place today under the walls of the Kremlin parade moved only in 1919: May 25 there was held a nationwide march of athletes and working groups of universal education (organization engaged in basic military training) which made personally by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

In the midst of war (November 7, 1941)

7 famous parades in Red Square

The military parade in honor of the 24th anniversary of the October Revolution, which took place during the Battle of Moscow, should be considered as an effective propaganda campaign - when the capital was transferred to the state of siege, and the front line was held just a few kilometers from the city, the country's leadership is important it was to show the people and the army will and invincible spirit of the nation.

It is interesting that for safety reasons, the parade was moved to an earlier time - 8 am. Due to these unplanned transfer of sound engineers who worked at the parade, did not have time to prepare and to remove Stalin's speech with synchronous sound recording. Since he attached great importance to its performance, the party leadership had decided to make a copy of it to the audience there were no doubts in the authenticity of the recording. Repetition of the parade was, for obvious reasons, is possible, but it was found more graceful exit - in the Grand Kremlin Palace, built up the layout of the mausoleum rostrum against which it was written and the leader. With this rewriting was connected one more incident: Stalin did not go every pair of mouth that scared people who watched the recording and had no idea about the substitution of scenery.

Victory Parade (24 June 1945)

7 famous parades in Red Square

The main military parade of the XX century was conceived by Stalin at the beginning of May, after the defeat of one of the last groups of German troops. At the same time the order was sent to the army command that every front pledged regiment numbering 1,059 soldiers to participate in the procession. But the preparation of soldiers has become a significant problem - firstly, there was an urgent need to provide their ceremonial uniform, and secondly, in a short time to train combatant step.

It is because of inadequate training in the parade did not take part the main symbol of victory - hoisted over the Reichstag flag of victory, delivered on the occasion of the Berlin plane. Citing weak drill, bearers Zhukov decided not to submit it to the Red Square. For the rest, everything was at the highest level - in spite of the pouring rain, thousands of happy and proud for their country people watched the marching across the cobblestones of Red Square heroes of the war.

Cold War. 7 November 1957

7 famous parades in Red Square

The middle and the end of the 50s - the period of acute international tension, the height of the arms race between the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. Military parades at this time become something of a symbol of the confrontation between two political forces in the arena of military and technical achievements, and Red Square is transformed into a showcase in which a showcase of strategic weapons and the latest developments in this field. So, in August 1957 in the Soviet Union for the first time we tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, and two months later at the November parade these missiles have been shown around the world. It was after the '57 participate in parades rocketry became traditional.

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY (MAY 1965)

7 famous parades in Red Square

The banner of victory, which was never carried on a victory parade in the 45th year, appeared on the Red Square in 65-m (bore him a hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Samsonov) - On the twentieth anniversary of the Great Patriotic War. Jubilee parade swung closer to the famous parade of the 45th, the celebration of his country's leaders have given exceptional status - in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Victory has released a special commemorative medal, and in addition, the decree of the President of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR May 9 was declared a national holiday and a day off.

The last Soviet PARADE AND ATTEMPT Gorbachev (7 November 1990)

7 famous parades in Red Square

The last Soviet military parade involving military equipment are not particularly different from the rest in terms of action and story. It stands out two other events - firstly, it Mikhail Gorbachev. More precisely the fact of saying, because apart from the inspiring speech of Stalin in the '45 no head of state did not hold a speech in front of the parade. And, secondly, a failed attempt on Gorbachev fitter Alexander Shmonovym that having joined the column of demonstrators tried to shoot from the cut head of the Supreme Council. But to no avail.

parade in honor of the 65th anniversary of Victory 9 MAY 2010

7 famous parades in Red Square

Parades, originally designed to demonstrate the military power of the state ambitions and today many have lost this function and turned into a spectacular show with lots of special effects, military equipment and participants. Parade on Red Square to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War turned out, perhaps the most ambitious and memorable in recent times. To his conduct prepared with special diligence - I started rehearsing for six months, and just before the May 9 hosted three night rehearsals. Number of participants in the parade are also impressive - the first time it was attended by soldiers from the anti-Hitler coalition, just as on the Red Square have been 11,000 troops and 160 vehicles, plus 127 planes and helicopters show air show.