VDV chaplains awaiting the “green light” to jump
Exterior of inflatable mobile field chapel
Interior of mobile field chapel… icons are stuck to the walls with velcro fasteners. Do note that the priest’s wearing a telnyashka under his riassa, and that the ribbons on his riassa indicate that he’s a former serving officer.
Chaplains now serve with all manner of military units as “Assistants to the Commander” (in place of the old Sov-period zampoliti (“Political Assistants”)
Foreign cadets at the Ryazan Margelov Higher Airborne Command School (Twice Order of the Red Banner) take all of the above in… shall they take their observations home with them? One hopes so…
The sign in the background reads, ”Parachutist! If the chute doesn’t open – pull the ring!”
Click here for a 3-minute vid of a group of VDV paratrooper chaplains jumping from a transport plane with a large mobile chapel that they set up in the field upon landing.
30 March 2013
Out With Footcloths!
The Russian Army is doing away with footcloths as it’s doing away with the old pull-on marching boots, replacing them with lace-up boots. The footcloths were better for the old pattern of boots… and they’re well-beloved of the troops, as they’re easy to wash and dry compared to socks. Russian soldiers joked that their footcloths were chemical weapons, sure to knock over any enemy not used to their stench.
The “shrink” is Defence Minister Shoigu, in case you wuz wonderin’… oh, yes, the uniform worn by the soldier is more in the mould of the Soviet issue of the 1980s… when Yolkin probably did his hitch in the army.
According to Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Army will no longer use footcloths by the end of 2013.
14 January 2013
Click here for a 26-minute VOR audio presentation on the religious aspects of the VOV. Please, note that that the programme doesn’t “start” until 1:30 into the presentation. It presents the truth… not the self-serving lies spouted by Victor Potapov and Peter Lukianov. You can believe the truth as presented here… or the bilious pro-oligarch rot regurgitated by Potapov and Lukianov. It’s up to you… I can’t decide for you. However, don’t forget that Potapov sucks up to sectarian heretics (such as the Moonies who own the Washington Times)… can you trust someone who hangs out voluntarily with such (who proselytise amongst real Christians) merely because they share the same unhinged radical political notions? I wouldn’t, if I were you.
I pray that the “truth will out”… never forget that St Serafim Vyritsky prayed EVERY DAY for the victory of the Red Army. He did NOT pray for the victory of the Vlasovtsy collaborationist pigs (who, after the war, entered the service of Western powers to harm Russia for personal gain, the same as they did for the Nazis). We should follow our saints, no?
This truthful VOR production had the Mother Church’s blessing… Potapov’s lying American crapitalist propaganda didn’t… that should tell you something. These sorts can march in the so-called “March for Life” for a 100 years, but it’ll be for nought until they repent of the evil and deceitful treachery of their parents… a treason far worse than anything Stalin ever did (that’s why the ROCOR should remove Potapov’s screed against Stalin from its website and apologise for having made it appear that the Church blesses treason and treachery). By the way, the Mother Church had NOTHING to repent of… but the ones who screamed for “repentance” from the Motherland were the ones who truly needed repentance (for having dared to stab their Rodina and Naroda in the back in the interest of Russia’s sworn enemies in return for a “mess of pottage“). I find that an interesting paradox…