24 Army of Belarus

Army of Belarus

Posted on February 25, 2013 by team

We are going to spend some time with an odinary regiment of Belarus and see how they conduct live firing, survive in cold and much more.

It’s often quite a challenge to find a uniform of a proper size. So if you do not look foolish it’s already a luck.

This is  a multiple rocket launcher “Hurricane”.

The vehicles stayed unneeded fr almost twenty years so they need some care now before being used again.

Nobody has to expect any rest here.

It’s a combat vehicle ZIL-135. Fuel consumption 140 l/100 km.

It flies like a bird with speed of 80 km/h.

In fact there are no many specialists here who had any experience driving “Hurricanes”.

Some of the vehicles need more serious repair.

Local colonels.

The all the vehicles undergo inspection. And they take the process seriously.

It’s a canteen. By the way, they eate from porcelain plates.

Everything necessary is sold here, even condoms… (Women serve here too). The prices are normal.

The weapons they use: AKS-74, AKSU-74.

The soldiers need to undergo training now.

Deployment of the combat vehicle from the travelling position into the combat one (four persons, three minutes).

Covering the vehicle with the tarpaulin is included in this three minutes.

The missile like this weighs 300 kg.

Surveyors and gunners are examining the gyrocompass made in the 1960s.

The distance of the march is 300 km. It has to be overcome for two days but it takes them ten hours only. Four units of the equipment out of 61 have not reached the destination. It’s a good result for the equipment that stood idle for twenty years.

The dry ration consists of canned porridge and tea. No meat.


Three cans of porridge, two packages of biscuits, two tea bags, 12 bags of sugar.

Life in a tent: sleeping on a bunk, doing the deed with a gun, washing in the next tent.

To the left is the tent for washing.

If you want to feel warm…

Luckily they have a saw.

The KAMAZ is fully loaded with wood, it will be enough for a week for the battalion.

The way for wood is not short – about thirty kilometres.

“Where are the logs from?

The shed was taken to pieces…

Do you hear daddy still being beaten?

I managed to run away”.

The lard was taken from some major.

The snow here is rather high.

Here they wash hands and the dishes.

Nobody likes lazy people.

There is a problem with the pipe.

Such a vehicle was found nearby.

They have all equipment to repair vehicles in the field. The lifting capacity of this thing is 1500 kg.

It looks like this in process.

Those four vehicles are being repaired.

They have no places in Belarus to fire at the maximum distance from “Hurricanes” (47 km), so they fire at the distance of ten kilometers.

It’s the missile itself.

These guys give coordinates of the target with wind correction.


The fake bomb.

There was a nice party in the end but the camera battery was already low.



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24 Responses to “Army of Belarus”

  1. Justus says:

    Is this reserve training or active troops?

  2. hoo says:

    Whatever westernised lazy brats think, you dont win a war with fancy and expensive looks of equipment. If something work, it works and these determined people have a history of winning wars, just ask the Germans. The €Urofags (Germany again) will go the same way..

    • hoo flug poo says:

      In a conventional war, such as with the men shown here, the USA would win in an instant. Just ask the Iraqis from the gulf war.

    • too much vodka says:

      A history of winning wars, like the Crimean War, the Russian-Japanese war, the First World War, the Polish-Soviet War, the Afghan war, the First Chechen war…

      • hair fibre says:

        Well the Circassians were annihilated, the Poles were annihilated, the Afghans were reduced to the state they have now. The Japanese never made head way onto the continent. And West Europe is still terrified of the Rus. War is attrition, population decimation sand cultural domination.

      • Connor says:

        …..I wouldn’t say we’ve exactly won our Afghan War either. And they States have lost their fair share of wars. Much like how Russia has won their fair share.

  3. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Equipment in poor condition. Low level of readiness and training. Poor field living conditions. All in all, makes it pretty rough for these troops.

  4. jon says:

    in america you go to the gun range. in east block you go to the missile range. in England we go to Ikea.

  5. Adolf Skroatler says:

    @ hoo, Germany lost for many reasons. War on multiple fronts, lack of supplies, and most of all, that Russian Winter.

    Had the war been one on one with the Soviet Union, I’m sure the outcome may have been different.

    Not sure what country you hail from, but I’m sure of one thing, your education level is suspect.

    Have a nice day,

    Adolf Skroatler von Baggenstein
    ( all around good guy, really. )

    • Willy Bob says:

      Education level?


      I pretty sure you’re not up to it.

  6. Babysitter says:

    These people are reservists, not regular army. Should’ve mentioned this somewhere in article.

  7. Bogdan from Aussie says:

    Sehr Geehrte Adolf. Equally, the outcome of the 1939 invasion on Poland by your otherwise beautiful and lovely country could be different if the Soviets didn’t promise another Adolf to stab Poland in the back.

  8. Bogdan from Aussie says:

    Appart from that, the army shown above is so modern that it is capable to inflict a damage only when dealing with the defenceless opponents of Lukashenko’s regime

  9. Dev says:

    They mention not looking foolish, so they need a proper fitting uniform. Gee, the last thing I want to look is “foolish” when I go to war. At least I want a cool looking uniform.

  10. RB says:

    either we have been killing each other since the beginning or some idiot thought it would be easier to shoot someone than to let all live in peace. OK there will be fights of course but why do we insist on killing each other.

  11. i says:

    Interesting, but in a world of drones, both airborne and land based, just how many human soldiers are useful? Drones may be stupid and radio dependent today. They will be neither in a decade. I think these are the last trained soldiers for a while.

  12. IamBJC says:

    Look, don’t EVER underestimate what could be your potential “enemy”. Regardless of the obsolete equipment and breakdowns, these guys are TOUGH. There is simply no disputing that or I would have to call YOUR education level “suspect”. And, where you have tough, creative, and resilient soldiers is where you have one hell of a fight on your hands. Yes, the USA would more than likely beat these guys, and soundly. However, it would NOT be EASY. Just look at the problems in Afghanistan. We are so superior to them that it’s like a few cavemen fighting a Roman Legion. Yet, it’s been 10 years and they are STILL mounting a SERIOUS defense. The biggest mistake you can make is to underestimate your opponent. Yes, our technology is infinitely superior to theirs. But, high technology is very subject to breakdowns and other failures. These guys function on a brute force level, practically. You’d better PRAY that you’re not broken down somewhere that these guys can find you because they WILL find you and they WILL FIGHT YOU! I have a LOT of respect for them because of the conditions that they put up with and live with every single day. This makes them INCREDIBLY tough and resilient. I hope, for your sake, that this is a lesson you don’t ever have to learn the hard way. Always respect your opponent even if you hate him because in the end he could very well surprise you.

  13. aldebaran says:

    good to see the soviet army alive and well, playing with top notch toys from the 1960s-70s.
    And great outing in the woods too, but where is the Drujba chainsaw?!

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