The highest ranks of the Russian / Soviet army are general and admiral. The highest rank is the rank of admiral, behind him are 4 general ranks ascending:
- Major General;
- General Lieutenant;
- General of the Colonel;
- General of the Russian / Soviet Army.
For this officer’s category are provided shoulder boards of a certain type, which visually differ from the shoulder boards of other officer ranks. The number of stars on epaulets determines the rank of general in the military environment. In addition, their importance plays an important role. The stars are fastened to the shoulder boards in one row, at the same distance from each other.