On October 30th, 2011, they celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Brusilov Offensive by reconstructing the great battle of WWI.
Before the battle the participants gathered together to listen to some instructions of the coordinators.
At that time they really carried shovels in this way. It was easy to reach and protect the body.
A copy of the first armoured vehicle put into mass production.
According to this officer, the monogram on the shoulder strap is original.
This cloth cover performed the function of the thermos. When they needed to keep their water cold, they would just wet it.
The formation before the beginning of the reconstruction.
Prussian infantry men.
A Russian rifleman. They introduced this helmet (M1916) in Russia in 1916.
This is the result of Englishmen and Americans experimenting with the Casque Adrian M1915. With this casque they wanted to protect the eyes of drivers of armoured vehicles.
This casque is called 'Pickelhaube'. It was a regular German genuine leather casque which was expensive to produce and hard to take care of.
In Russian army apart from domestic machine guns, there were also foreign ones and the machine gun Maxim was one of them.