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The Red Army in 1936 – Part 1

May 9 in Russia and some countries of the former Soviet Union is celebrated as the Day of Victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

Paying tribute to those who died in the war, we want to share with you a number of unique photos from an album on the state of the Red Army just before the war, in 1936. Pictures by humus

The Red Army in 1936 – Part 2

The Red Army in 1936, photo 1

Soviet young people go with joy to their Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army

The Red Army in 1936, photo 2

Fit for military service!

The Red Army in 1936, photo 3

Nowadays our army is the army of military equipment, industrial army. K.Voroshilov

The Red Army in 1936, photo 4

The artillery of the Red Army can carry out any military tasks assigned to it. Its young cadres in the Bolshevik way master the complex combat equipment

The Red Army in 1936, photo 5

The USSR borders are well protected from the sea. Navy with excellent young manpower stands up to any enemy ship.

The Red Army in 1936, photo 6

Young soldiers learn to master all sorts of weapons. The machine-gunners are trying to achieve the accuracy of a sniper shooting

The Red Army in 1936, photo 7

Red Cavalry, young Soviet Cossacks are fighters who mastered saber and rifle, they are ready to crush the enemy

The Red Army in 1936, photo 8

Securely hiding in the woods, radio operators maintain contacts between parts of the army, transmit and receive reports and orders

The Red Army in 1936, photo 9

The Red Army in 1936, photo 10

We must keep our Red Army on alert and strengthen its fighting ability at all costs. Lenin

The Red Army in 1936, photo 11

Our great party of Lenin and Stalin organized, educated, and made the Red Army invincible

The Red Army in 1936, photo 12

The Red Army in 1936, photo 13

The Red Army in 1936, photo 14

I, the son of working people, a citizen of the USSR, accept the title of soldier of worker and peasant army

The Red Army in 1936, photo 15

I agree to bear this title with honor

The Red Army in 1936, photo 16

I agree to serve to protect the USSR on the first call of the working and peasant government

The Red Army in 1936, photo 17

The Red Army in 1936, photo 18

The bugler heralds the beginning of the day in the Red Navy

The Red Army in 1936, photo 19

In this hour hundreds of thousands of men are doing physical training. Healthy, strong, young, full of combat energy, they are preparing for busy day in the Red Army and the Red Navy

The Red Army in 1936, photo 20

The Red Army in 1936, photo 21

The Red Army in 1936, photo 22

The number of super-sniper marksmen is increasing

The Red Army in 1936, photo 23

Everyone knows how crucial machine guns are in defense. Machine guns have different functions

The Red Army in 1936, photo 24

Machine guns have different functions in a modern defense – against the manpower, against tanks, against air attacks. K. Voroshilov

The Red Army in 1936, photo 25

Our valiant cavalry, covered with the glory of the Civil War, written the golden pages in the history of the Red Army, is improving in the daily learning

The Red Army in 1936, photo 26

The Red Army in 1936, photo 27

Nowadays, if you are strong in the air, you are strong in general. K.Voroshilov

The Red Army in 1936, photo 28

Training of paratroopers – one of the most delicate and technically challenging art – is mastered by the Red Army. K.Voroshilov

The Red Army in 1936, photo 29

To be continued…

The Red Army in 1936 – Part 2

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