The Soviet Armed Forces, also known as the Red Army, is the national army of the Soviet Union. At first, they were known as the Red Guards, the revolutionary communist forces during the Russian Civil War. They were credited for defeating 80% of German forces; the Wehrmacht, and of course, the Waffen-SS.
After the war, they were renamed into the "Soviet Armed Forces". They engaged the U.S. military in some of the Cold War's proxy wars, such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, the only Soviet soldiers participating were 3000 soldiers under the guise of being advisors. Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the 1991 coup d'etat it ceased to exist as the Soviet Union dissolves.
In Downfall Parodies
Almost all characters in the Stalin Parodies were generals in the Red Army. Chuikov and his 2 adjutants (not including Georgy Zhukov or Matvey Blanter) were the only important Red Army characters in Downfall Parodies. Throughout Downfall they're commonly referred to as "the Russians", although they were made up of diverse ethnicities.