Soviet Armed Forces

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Emblem of Soviet Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, and then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly known as the Soviet Armed Forces, the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union were the armed forces of the Russian SFSR (1917–1922) and the Soviet Union (1922–1991). It was the armed forecs of the Bolshevik Party since in the begining of the Russian Civil War of 1917–1923.[1] They were also known as the Red Army.

In May 1992, Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued decrees forming the Russian Armed Forces. It included much of the Soviet Armed Forces.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kagan, F.; Higham, R. (2016-04-30). The Military History of the Soviet Union. Springer. ISBN 978-1-137-12029-8.
  2. Taylor, Brian D. (2003). "The Soviet Military and the Disintegration of the USSR". Journal of Cold War Studies. 5 (1): 17–66. doi:10.1162/152039703320996713. ISSN 1520-3972. JSTOR 26925260. S2CID 57572082.