8 How Russian Officers Spend Their Days

How Russian Officers Spend Their Days


Today you’ll meet the best officers of Russian ground forces who participated in the military race at the Gorokhovetsky polygon and see how they spend their day.

Soldiers get up at 4 AM. He has his breakfast at 7 AM getting ready for a tough day with driving military cars and passing an exam in tactics.

An obligatory breakdown at 8 AM when units get tasks for the entire day.

Participants are given maps with the help of which they can find their location easily.

First trial has started. The soldiers are taken to the huge Gorokhovetsky polygon which is the largest polygon in Europe.

They need to define their location using maps and knowledge of their own.

Commanders are checking how the task was fulfilled.

10 AM. It’s time to check whether the soldiers are good in theory. They pick up tickets and have about 1 hour to get ready. It is necessary to demonstrate their knowledge of the statute, give examples and draw a detailed map.

Ticket 14: guard security operations; actions of a unit while capturing a population centre; actions of a unit commander while coverage and the way of giving an individual mark for exam in tactics.

This guy graduated from the Armor school in Chelyabinsk and felt like doing the military service in the Far East as he considered the place romantic. He is a commander now and treats his 26 soldiers as children who need to be taught military art.

He has to rent an apartment now but hopes to become an owner of his own flat in future.

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8 Responses to “How Russian Officers Spend Their Days”

  1. king says:

    hey man, please use your own host for pictures!!
    we cant see livejournal’s pics!!

    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  2. ayaa says:

    Ha. They think their training is hard and exhausting. They wouldn’t say the same if they did the spetsnaz course.

  3. testicules says:

    They still have the worst hats in the world

  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    I wish this young senior lieutenant well.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Interesting that he got ticket #14 and his room number is 14.

  6. lapka says:

    That guy is cute! ;-))

  7. John says:

    How long before his idealism is broken by senior commanders that sell military supplies for cash and rent out their soldiers to local businessmen as cheap slave labor?

  8. Bogdan says:

    Hey John you talk nonsense about you don’t really know.
    Did serve in Russian military, or you think that others country military is all clear and good. I don’t think so. I served 2 years in Russian military, and never went to do any thing for as you sad businessmen. Don’t talk about you don’t know.

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