How does young guys life change when they become Russian soldiers? They surely won’t tell you all the story for some photo report. However we have a chance to see how an ordinary Russian military unit, where ordinary soldiers serve, looks like. Welcome inside.
This soldier, named Ivan, is going to make us a little tour along the barracks.
Ivan demonstrates his accoutrement.
One of the compulsory rituals, repeated over and over during a day, is doing the bed and cleaning the sleeping place. Distance from the towel to the bed post has to be of two-finger width.
The beds line up according to a strained thread as well as third stripes on the counterpanes.
An interesting fact: if a soldier is visited by his family on weekend, he may have a lot of free time with them. If he is not visited by anyone – he has 15 free minutes in 24 hours.
Private soldier with presents from his family.
Private soldier is not allowed to walk over the unit territory on his own, only in formation. The only exception is again a family visit.
“They were first to take over the duty”
Window of commanding officers cafeteria.
So rare minutes of the net access.
Smoking hiding from the rain.