This an image of Alexandrov ensemble soloist Evgeny Belyaev.

I really like this uniform, but I don't know what the name of it is or where to find one.

It would be really nice if somebody could identify this uniform for me.

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    What's the source of the photo?
    – Steve Bird
    Aug 23 '18 at 15:59

That is a singer from the Red Army Choir. No longer called Red Army Song Ensemble of the M. V. Frunze Red Army Central House (Russian: Анса́мбль красноарме́йской пе́сни Центра́льного до́ма Кра́сной А́рмии и́мени М. В. Фру́нзе, tr. Ansámbl′ krasnoarméyskoy pésni Tsentrál′nogo dóma Krásnoy Ármii ímeni M. V. Frúnzeas the Red Army Choir in the West) but today the "Alexandrov Ensemble".

As Wikipedia states:

Until 1969, the standard uniform for the ensemble choir, soloists and orchestra was the tunic and riding breeches. On 1 January 1970, this was changed to dress uniform, and there have been further variations to the dress uniform as used by the ensemble since 1970.

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Evgueny Mikhaïlovotch Beliaïev – Tenor (1926 - 1994) (in Russian) apparently the picture is dated 1970 on this website.

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This is now to be found under "Soviet army Russian military everyday uniform Officers jacket tunic"

USSR army Officers military tunic made for everyday use. The jacket comes with shoulder boards and collar tabs. Also you can add trousers with red piping on the sides."

The variant depicted might be slightly altered and of a better material than the real standard dress. But it aims not at resembling the slightly more fancyful parade dress. Those differences might be quite subtle to spot:

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Steven Zaloga: "Inside the Soviet Army Today", Osprey: Lonfon, 1987.

For a comparison of the entire line-up of the 1969 regulations:

enter image description here Steven Zaloga, Uniforms Illustrated No 8, 1985

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