Ulanka - Ulanka

Ulan in Ulanka

The Ulanka is the tunic of the Lancers . Like its predecessor - the Kurtka - it has a plastron with two rows of buttons.


The ulanka was introduced into the Prussian army in 1853 and was worn until the end of the First World War . Similar tunics were worn by the Bavarian Chevaulegers and also by the British Uhlans. Some musicians of the Light Cavalry Band still wear it to this day in parade uniform ( full dress ).

The Russian armed forces sometimes use parade uniforms similar to the ulanka , following on from historical uniforms of the Russian Empire .