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Highest Rank of the Soviet Union Generalissimo Uniform

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Hello and Greetings, 

This is my first post and I just wanted to share what the uniform of the highest rank of the Soviet Union looks like. Note this rank is above Marshal of the Soviet Union equivalent to a 5 Star Field Marshal rank. Only the “man of steel” holds this rank also known as Joseph Stalin but even for himself, the commander in chief of the Soviet Red Army considers this Uniform and it’s insignia to be too luxurious and old fashioned for his own liking. 

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I am emphasize that this was especially created for Stalin for usage in the annual Grand Victory Parade of 1947. 

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The Generalissimo rank is equivalent to a 6 Star General rank or General of the Armies and is above the average Marshal. 

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This was a prototype uniform with epaulettes based on Russian Imperial one, for Victory Parade of 1945 which never went into production :-) This is how the legends come to life!

Edited by toshik

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The uniform is really much old fashioned and directly back to the tsarism . 

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When in full Parade dress it would also be worn with a General or Marshal’s Belt along with straight leg Trousers and would have Stalin’s decorations on it. 

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The uniform’s Tunic overall is about knee length which is shorter than that of a overcoat. 

 

Edited by Bartholomew

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