Life of soldiers has changed a lot recently. Let us look at the changes by examining the living conditions of the 6th tank division.
Soldiers of the 6th tank division stay not in barracks but in a hostel that was repaired in 2007-2008 and faced complete reconstruction. There are hostels of two types. Some have one bathroom per floor, others have bathrooms in every room.
Soldiers spend their free time in the room. The poster on the wall shows the portrait of Russian Supreme Commander-in-Chief.
Small sports grounds are everywhere.
Clothes are usually washed in a laundry while it is the task of a soldier to take care about his soldierly.
The room is intended for 4 people.
The repairs were not very qualitative and some leakages can be found here and there. One building is not completed yet.
Food is provided by civil organizations.
Soldiers can choose among several dishes.
Medical divisions have rooms per 4 people.
It is said that the amount of doctors must be increased.
‘Protect your love’
Psychologists are available. They are either wives of officers or young graduates. Computer programs help to evaluate psycho-emotional condition of a newcomer fast and easy.
If a soldier has free time he can go to the library.
New books are available.
As well as periodicals.
But most soldiers prefer watching TV and go in for sports though there is too much of sports in their everyday life as it is.
It can be volleyball or other competitions in summer.
It is skiing in winter.
The band holds regular concerts both for their comrades and for guests. Nobody has a musical education but they all play the musical instruments very well.
Schoolchildren often visit the place.
The children are taken to the excursion around the military museum.
This is a document that tell us about the history of the tank subdivision with rare photographs of soldiers taken during World War II and description of their deeds.
Numerous guests are willing to listen to the loyalty oath.
In December 2011 the brigade got a new banner that was solemnly attached to the wood.
The procedure of new colours presentation occurred next day.
Soldiers wish Happy New Year to officers’ kids.
Parent Committee of conscripts from the Moscow region.