Just a few photos from one day in Russian army. Here are the soldiers sit and study?
But suddenly an alarm rings!
The commander gets the urgent order: “Go fix some rails, soldiers!”
And they are moving out.
These are some propaganda photos showing some things an enlisted soldier might be called on to do. Why else would they be wearing helmets, bullet-proof vests and with AK’s on their back. There are no attacking enemery forces nearby.
In reality what most enlisted soldiers do is perform slave labor for the top commanding officers. They build houses, do landscaping, or any other remedial chores someone with a high school education can do. Being enlisted is essentially 1% playing with outdated rusty military equipment, and 99% providing free manual labor for 2 years which personally benefits only the commanding staff and not the country.
And ofcourse there are many cases when soldiers are rented out by officers to others, to perform manual labor at other sites. Or sometimes even to make money by prostitution, but this is not the norm.
It looks fun, though.
We do the same thing in America with the Reserves, except no manual labor.
The reserves a few weeks were paid 100$ to attend a BBQ and eat large amounts of cow. Not to mention jump on a Moonwalk. (Serious)
Sorry to fix my grammar “A few weeks ago”
The day before that, they were going to be jumping into a pool wearing all their gear with an M-16; but it rained that day, so they just stood around and got paid for that.
They were a division who are supposed to get sent out to Afghanistan, since we know Afghanistan is known for it’s many large bodies of water…
Really?, they must be lucky. I have many friends who are in the American army, but they have to dodge bullets from Arabs in the middle east. Most have been in and out of Iraq for a few years now. And yes, they are reserves.
yeah honestly i know of very few reservists that haven’t been cycled thru one of the combat theaters.
sure in the late nineties and before 9/11 that was pretty common but not anymore.
You must not know many reservists at all.
Reserves are 30 % of all soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. At times up 40-50%
Thats 1 out of every 3 soldiers… coming from reserves.
The american military is strained… meaning there are not enough soldiers, and they are using whatever they can.
And um, in the late 90’s and before 9/11, there was NO WAR to call on reservists. Psssst..we are in 2007, we are in a war.
You can keep listening to bush as he promises a troop reduction but in fact installs plans to increase troops. Pretty soon you’ll be shooting an Arab in the middle east and thinking “We are about to turn the corner” (as bush always likes to say). And then you’ll turn the corner and wish you could go back. Too late.
those uniforms a so sloppy looking.
I am suprised they let them get away with that.
I think some of these might be stills from a movie. The fat man looks like a character in a recent movie about life in a Soviet bloc prison with stereotypical corrupt staff.
I sure hope no one poisons the English Russia guy after this.
Meant to also say ROFL for comments under photos.
Here are some Russian military recruiting videos.
Thanks for the link! These are nice!
Had I known joining the Russian service would earn me enough money to buy drinks for everyone at the club, I would’ve joined years ago!
These guys are railroad troops, responsible for the railroads during wartime and as a matter of course customs duties ect. They do a lot of maintenance work also and repair.
What is so special in these photos?
OMG THEY’RE FIXING RAIL TRACKS!!!
Isn’t that nice that servicemen have something different (/helpful) to do besides sitting in muddy dugout.
Q. How do you stop a Russian tank advancing ?
A. Shoot the men pushing it.
China imports trash from the US. And I hear that it’s pretty big business now.
Yea, it russian army
Russian army best in the world
Actually, I think you’ll find that the best forces in the world are the British SBS, closely followed by the SAS.
russian army was made 4 lulz
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LONG LIVE THE PLA!!!
Dude, you’ve been playing waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much Red Alert 3.
GO RUSSIA! IN THE UNITED STATES I HAVE NEVER SEEN A AMERICAN SOLDIER DOING THE SAME JOB AS RUSSIA COUNTRY. THE RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPH ARE ALWAYS FULL OF SURPRISE. I ENJOYED WATHING THE AMAZING PHOTOGRAPH FROM RUSSIA.
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Good article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the failure of Russia to make their professional army a success.
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