Commie Parades by axeloxenstierna
March 24, 2009, 12:00 am
Filed under: history

Communists sure loved parades. Here are some commie parades from around the world.

The most famous such parade is, of course, the Soviet one through Red Square on the anniversaries of the October Revolution. Here is footage from 1986:

Another Soviet one: Brezhnev’s funeral parade. Near the end, you can see Yuri Andropov watching from the top of Lenin’s tomb:

Here is a Hungarian May 1 parade from 1964. There are some great parade floats here. My favorite are the papier-mache globe with the Communist parts of the world covered in red plaster, as well as the guy who is carrying what appears to be a brick chimney and fireplace. If you watch until the end of the video, you can see Janos Kadar being interviewed by state television while he watches the parade.

Of course, this post would not be complete without North Korea. Here is a recent North Korean military parade — complete with what appears to be an OFFICIAL English voice-over that praises Kim Jong-Il!

But the true absurdity of the North Korean regime cannot be captured without this video of a North Korean children’s parade, complete with colorful uniforms and a changing animated background.


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