9 You’re In The Russian Army Now

You’re In The Russian Army Now

Posted on March 21, 2011 by team


How does young guys life change when they become Russian soldiers? They surely won’t tell you all the story for some photo report. However we have a chance to see how an ordinary Russian military unit, where ordinary soldiers serve, looks like. Welcome inside.

This soldier, named Ivan, is going to make us a little tour along the barracks.

Ivan demonstrates his accoutrement.

One of the compulsory rituals, repeated over and over during a day, is doing the bed and cleaning the sleeping place. Distance from the towel to the bed post has to be of two-finger width.

The beds line up according to a strained thread as well as third stripes on the counterpanes.

“Sleeping premises”

An interesting fact: if a soldier is visited by his family on weekend, he may have a lot of free time with them. If he is not visited by anyone – he has 15 free minutes in 24 hours.

Private soldier with presents from his family.

Private soldier is not allowed to walk over the unit territory on his own, only in formation. The only exception is again a family visit.

“They were first to take over the duty”

Window of commanding officers cafeteria.

So rare minutes of the net access.

Smoking hiding from the rain.

via dmitry-yurlagin

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9 Responses to “You’re In The Russian Army Now”

  1. MissIndia says:

    OMG Russia is so poor they can’t afford any weapons for their soldiers. :(

  2. testicules says:

    Those beds are too close. You have to be kidding me. No wonder all the Russian kids run to the USA. Who’d want to be drafted and forced to bunk that close to another dude.

  3. Musa says:

    Like some guy is going to have his way with your fanny just because you sleep close.

    People like you really shouldn’t flatter themselves.

  4. sashka says:

    o wow there is no more dedovshina? :O :D

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Wonder why they don’t spread the beds more apart, and have the soldiers sleep alternating heads and feet? That would make it harder to spread airborne diseases. I’m sure the facilities aren’t bad for Russia, but wouldn’t meet US military standards.

  6. ESP says:

    Haha! Go to the army and you’ll see that “sleeping too close” to you’re mates isn’t your biggest problem. Bloody hell, what is this, some tea-party by teenage girls?

    Near to finnish-russian border there is a barrack in russia where they train conscripts. There, floor is ground. Your’s Hello Kitty-sandals might get dirty.

  7. Douglas says:

    An ordeal you just have to live through. Mind numbing.

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