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~ Red Army battle cry.
With our combined strength, victory WILL be ours!
~ Russian announcer during the start of Team Deathmatch.

Soviet Armed Forces (Russian: Вооружённые Силы Советского Союза), also known as the Red Army, is a military faction in the Call of Duty series. Though the faction was friendly and playable during the events of the Second World War, the Red Army are major antagonists (alongside the Spetsnaz) in the Black Ops series during the Cold War.


Call of Duty

The Soviet Campaign is featured, with the playable character, Alexei Ivanovich Voronin, being a member of the 13th Rifle Guards Division. The 150th Rifle Division is also featured, whereby soldiers from the division capture the Reichstag, and plant the Soviet flag over Berlin.

Call of Duty 2

In the Soviet Campaign, the 13th Rifle Guards Division makes a return, with the playable character being Private. Vasili Ivanovich Koslov. Koslov received training from Commissar Letlev in Stalingrad, and would later participate in the Battle of Stalingrad.

World at War

The rotten cancer of the Fascist Reich ravages Europe like a plague. Their relentless drive into our motherland steals the lives of men, women, and children alike. The arrogance of their leaders is matched only by the brutality of their soldiers. These are the darkest days of the Nazi occupation of Stalingrad.
~ Viktor Reznov describing the Third Reich.

In the Soviet Campaign, the 3rd Shock Army is featured prominently, battling Nazi Germany form Stalingrad, and pushing into Berlin. The playable character is Private Dimitri Petrenko, who is under the command of Sergeant Viktor Reznov, whom he assists in killing Nazi General Heinrich Amsel. The Red Army and 3rd Shock Army managed to push into Berlin, and capture the Reichstag, thus defeating Nazi Germany.

Black Ops

The Red Army became rivals to the United States, wanting to become a superpower after the Second World War. Though antagonists in the campaign, the sub-faction, Russian Spetsnaz, are the main antagonists in most mission. Nikita Dragovich worked with Lev Kravchenko and Nazi scientist Friedrich Steiner in trying to eliminate the west, as they worked on weaponing Nova 6 and planting sleeper agents in the United States. Though they nearly succeeded, they were thwarted by Viktor Reznov, who reprogrammed Alex Mason into killing the three to get revenge for killing Petrenko.

Black Ops II

They know if Russia wins in Afghanistan, they'll be looking at China next.
~ Woods to Mason.

According to Lev Kravchenko, the Soviet Union was dying during the 1980s, and attempted to sell military weapons to foreign countries for profit. The Soviet Union attempted to take control over Afghanistan, and had to battle the Mujahideen. In addition, Woods states that if the Russian win the battle in Afghanistan, they would be looking at China next. The Soviet Union and Kravchenko failed to capture Afghanistan, as they were stopped by the Mujahideen, Chinese and American forces.

Nazi Zombies

In Treyarch's Nazi Zombies, one of the playable characters in Nikolai Belinski, who is a recurring character in the Ultimus and Primis storylines. in Call of Duty: WWII, the Red Army appears in the Nazi Zombies map, "The Shadowed Throne". Dead soldiers of the Red Army can be found across the map, and T-34 tanks can be seen in the intro cinematic. The Red Army is led by Captain Mikhail Saburov during the Battle of Berlin, who is also a member of the Bureau of Archaic Technologies.



  • Viktor Reznov is the Red Army announcer in World At War's multiplayer.


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Call of Duty
Nazi Party | Red Army

Call of Duty 2
Nazi Party

Red Army
Commissar Letlev

Call of Duty 3
Nazi Party

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Russian Ultranationalists
Imran Zakhaev | Victor Zakhaev | Vladimir Makarov

Khaled Al-Asad

Call of Duty: World at War
Nazi Party
Heinrich Amsel

Imperial Japanese Army

Red Army
Nikita Dragovich

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Shadow Company
General Shepherd

Inner Circle
Vladimir Makarov | Viktor | Lev | Kiril | Anatoly | Alejandro Rojas | Rojas' Assistant

Russian Ultranationalists | Brazilian Militia | Juggernaut

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Red Army
Nikita Dragovich | Lev Kravchenko

Nazi Party
Friedrich Steiner

Spetsnaz Operative

Fidel Castro | Daniel Clarke | Juggernaut

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Inner Circle
Vladimir Makarov | Volk | Alexi

African Militia

Russian Ultranationalists | Juggernaut

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Cordis Die
Raul Menendez | DeFalco | Javier Salazar

Strategic Defense Coalition
Tian Zhao

Mullah Rahmaan

Inter-Services Intelligence
ISI Leader

Manuel Noriega | Mercs

Call of Duty: Ghosts
Gabriel T. Rorke | Diego Almagro | Victor Ramos


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Atlas Corporation
Jonathan Irons

Joseph Chkheidze | Pierre Danois


Call of Duty: Black Ops III
54 Immortals
Goh Xiulan | Goh Min

Coalescence Corporation
Sebastian Krueger | Yousef Salim

Common Defense Pact
Corvus | Jacob Hendricks | John Taylor | Dylan Stone

Nile River Coalition
Abasi Hakim

Xavier Hirtzel


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Settlement Defense Front
Salen Kotch | Akeel Min Riah | Bradley Fillion | Caleb Thies | Radoslav Barkov | Vlad Derhachov | Damien Nichols

Call of Duty: WWII
Nazi Party
Metz | Carl Heinrich

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Savannah Mason-Meyer | Raul Menendez

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Barkov's Forces
General Barkov | J-12

The Wolf | Hadir Karim | The Butcher | Khaled Al-Asad

Victor Zakhaev | Imran Zakhaev


Call of Duty: United Offensive
Nazi Party | Luftwaffe

Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Nazi Party | Luftwaffe

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Nazi Party | Royal Italian Army

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
Wehrmacht | Luftwaffe | Waffen-SS

Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts
Nazi Party | Imperial Japanese Army | Wehrmacht

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized
Insurgency | OpFor

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance
Russian Forces

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
NVA | KGB | Spetsnaz | Menendez Cartel

Call of Duty: Strike Team

Call of Duty Online
Cortez Group

Zombies Mode
Cosmic Silverback | Yuri Zavoyski | George A. Romero | Jumping Jacks | Brutus

Shadowman | Dr. Monty

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