25 thoughts on “It Is NOT Halloween!”

  1. I notice in these posts, the uniforms are mostly too big for the guys who are wearing them. Why is that?

    Do the uniforms fit when they join, but after a year in the Russian army, they just hang from their emaciated bodies?

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    • just because the are not fat like US soldiers who get their meals at junk-food-point it does not mean that they are malnourished. They are healthy and physically fit.

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    • No, usually it’s opposite. Boys turn into men and become bigger.

      It’s only those stupid “discharge decorations” make it look that way.

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  2. I agree Russian soldiers are serious and strong but these uniforms look far from such things.
    They are like good costume for playing Oppa vodka style.

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  3. They just celebrate that they went through the army without being tortured, killed, send to the Caucasus to fight or even died during unpaid work at the Datcha of the unit commander they were serving at.
    To celebrate all this they modify the Uniforms in such a weird style.

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    • Those are Telnyashka’s worn by VDV and spetsnaz. And it is symbol of Russias toughest soldiers. Tell them to change their attire, I dare you.

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  4. Oh boy!…Oh Boy!…looks like the traditions of Soviet Dembel uniforms moved to new russian army too. I remember the half of our unit was making dembel photo albums, the other half the ridiculious uniforms. Some were even patching mirrors into chervons…

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  5. I’ve noticed that the ‘wearing the cap on back of the head’ is their usual style, even during the service – so no points there, they look silly all year around.

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  6. What is the purpose of a standard-issue uniform? It is to remind the wearer that they are part of an organisation that is more important than the individual. In that respect, it does not matter what the style is. The uniform serves its function by virtue of being a uniform.

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      • Well cant they come up with something else, besides these silly decorations? Or are they too afraid to change the history? (Some old dude 300 years ago did that, so we will look silly too..)

        Shouldnt be too hard, being all tough and speznaz like. (We dont fear nobody, we come from army, ugh.)

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        • Who said anything about them being spetsnaz? Conscripts dont get nowhere near the amount of training even the recon guys get (and they are basically the Lite version of GRU guys).

          The dembel decorations dont date back 300 years ago. It only really started in the late 1960’s, when conscription was brought down to two years.

          Besides what else would they do to celebrate? They cant carry their weapons with them when they go. The decorations are so that anyone who sees them will know that he’s a conscript that just got discharged from the army.

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