Voices from Russia

Friday, 20 October 2017

20 October 2017. It’s a VDV Koshka! VDV, s Neba Privet!


People’s Artist of Russia A N Buinov singing VDV, s Neba Privet at a Defenders of the Fatherland concert


On VDV Day, it seems that this former airborne trooper has his koshka in a VDV telnyashka. A telnyashka is the striped undershirt worn in the Russian forces. Originally, only sailors wore it, but it became more widespread in use starting in the 70s. The navy has black stripes, the VDV have sky-blue stripes, and MVD internal troops have red stripes. In Russia, the telnyashka is a sign of masculinity and military pride.

By the way… VDV, s neba privet means “Airborne! Hi from the skies!”



Sunday, 2 August 2015

Zakharchenko sez Paratroops Showed Devotion to Duty and Were Exemplars of Courage in the Donbas Fights

00 Donetsk. DNR soldiers. 06.09.14


Today, the Day of the Airborne Troops, DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko said that the “Winged infantry” showed unprecedented courage and steadfastness in the Donbass fighting, proving themselves the backbone of the patriot forces, saying, “Today, our paratroops form the backbone of the valiant Donbass patriot forces, of the Republican Guard, and of our officer corps. At this difficult time, when the enemy invaded our land, you proved faithful to your military duty and motherland, being a true exemplar of the courage and fighting spirit of our forces. Paratroops took part in the defence of Donetsk and Gorlovka, they liberated Saur-Mogila, and they surrounded the enemy in the Ilovaisk/Debaltsevo pocket… you proved that so-called impossible tasks were normal. You’re always on guard for your motherland… and victory is your constant companion. I wish you good health, happiness, success in battle, and a tranquil civil life”. The Soviet Airborne Forces formed up on 2 August 1930 in the Moscow Military District near Voronezh. Thus, 2 August is the Day of the Airborne Troops.

2 August 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Saturday, 1 August 2015

1 August 2015. O M Gazmanov’s Latest Vid… Russia’s Answer to Drooling Anglo Idiocy and Threats

belarussian paratroopers maslenitsa



Anglos make a cottage industry of downing Russians and our culture. Eat shit and die, Anglos. All those who march on Russia will be put to death… ’nuff said… in any case, what do the toddler Americans have to give the world? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Walk into an “Evangelical” church service (sic), and you’ll know what I mean (its many things, but it isn’t worship, it isn’t Christian, and it lacks all sense of classiness, decorum, and fitness). America’s a “Christian country?” I think NOT!


Saturday, 30 March 2013

30 March 2013. RIA-Novosti Video. VDV Paratrooper Priests Jump with Mobile Chapel

00b VDV Chaplains. 29.03.13

VDV chaplains awaiting the “green light” to jump


00a VDV Chaplains. 29.03.13

Exterior of inflatable mobile field chapel


00c VDV Chaplains. 29.03.13

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.


00d VDV Chaplains. 29.03.13

Chaplains now serve with all manner of military units as “Assistants to the Commander” (in place of the old Sov-period zampoliti (“Political Assistants”)


00e VDV Chaplains. 29.03.13

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



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