J. V. Stalin
To commemorate the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, I order a parade of troops of the Army in the Field, of the Navy and of the Moscow Garrison—a Victory Parade—to be held in the Red Square in Moscow on June 24, 1945.
The following units are to take part in the parade: combined regiments of the fronts, a combined regiment of the People’s Commissariat for Defence, a combined regiment of the Navy, the military academies, military schools and troops of the Moscow Garrison.
The Victory Parade is to be taken by my Deputy, Marshal of the Soviet Union Zhukov.
Marshal of the Soviet Union Rokossovsky will command the Parade.
I entrust the general direction of the organization of the Parade to the Commander of the troops of the Moscow Military Area and Commander of the Moscow Garrison, Col.-Gen. Artemyev.
Marshal of the Soviet Union