Voices from Russia

Friday, 20 October 2017

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

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

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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!”

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