Times have changed and Russian army is not the same any more. Let us look through the changes by the example of the 1st tactical operations brigade.
Major part of soldiers from the 1st tactical operations brigade are conscripts.
Many former conscripts decided to continue their service and signed a contract. They live in a hostel. There are hostels of two types: for families and for those who are single.
Conscripts stay in barracks and sleep in one bedroom.
Soldiers say their menu has improved much more since civil organizations became responsible for it.
A small museum.
A medical center.
Classes in medical training.
Trucks for dirty clothes.
Guys interviewed said they liked the way they served and were sure they had gained invaluable experience.