Red Army Man
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Red Army Man
Red Army man
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Shoulder strap (1943-1946)
CountrySoviet Union
Service branchRed Army
Non-NATO rankPrivate
FormationSeptember 1935
AbolishedJuly 1946
Next higher rank
Next lower rankNone
Equivalent ranksRed Fleet man

Red Army man (Russian: , romanizedkrasnoarmeyets) was the lowest military rank in the Red Army of the Soviet Union from 1935 to 1946, roughly equivalent to NATO OR-1. Before 1935, it also referred to the position held by Red Army enlisted personnel.[1]

On 30 November 1917, after the October Revolution, the Military Revolutionary Committee cancelled all "officer and class ranks" in keeping with the egalitarian spirit of the revolution. Henceforth, the term Red Army man was used to refer to all ordinary soldiers.[2]

In September 1935, the Red Army introduced a system of personal military ranks, in which Red Army man was the lowest rank. It was replaced by the rank of Ryadovoy in July 1946.[1]

Its naval equivalent was Red Fleet man.[1][3]

Additional insignia

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Infantry collar insignia


Cavalry collar insignia


Infantry collar insignia


Infantry collar insignia


Air Force collar insignia


Infantry shoulder board




  1. ^ a b c " ? ?" [Military ranks of servicemen of Russia and the USSR]. (in Russian). Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Smele 2015, p. 914.
  3. ^ " (1935 - 1945)" [Servicemen's Personal Military Ranks 1935-1945]. (in Russian). Retrieved 2017.


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