Marshal of the Russian Federation
|Marshal of the Russian Federation
The insignia used from 2006
|Service branch||Russian Armed Forces|
|Next lower rank||General of the army|
Marshal of the Russian Federation (Russian: Маршал Российской Федерации, Marshal Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the highest military rank of Russia, created in 1993 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It ranks immediately above General of the Army and Admiral of the Fleet (also called Fleet Admiral in some English-language texts), and is considered the successor to the Soviet-era rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
A Marshal of the Russian Federation outranks Generals of the Army (four stars), Colonel-Generals (three stars), Lieutenant-Generals (two stars) and Major-Generals (one star). It is roughly equivalent to American General of the Army and the UK's Field Marshal.
The only officer to have held the rank is the former Minister of Defence Igor Sergeyev, who had been elevated from the General of the Army of the Strategic Rocket Forces. Sergeyev was Marshal from 1997 until his death in 2006.
The insignia for Marshal of the Russian Federation is similar to the one for the Marshal of the Soviet Union, with the Soviet crest replaced by the Russian one. An officer who is given this rank would also wear the Marshal's Star.
- Army ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation
- List of Soviet Marshals
- List of Russian Field Marshals
- Igor Sergeyev
- Federal Law No. 58-FZ from March 12, 1998 "On military duty and military service" (in Russian)