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!”

BMD

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

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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!

BMD

Friday, 31 January 2014

Minoborony Big Urged Russian Women to Join the Army

00 Russian female soldier. 31.01.14

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On Friday, Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov said that more women should serve as long-service personnel in the Russian forces, telling a meeting of Siberian university students, “My personal opinion is that we should see more women in the ranks serving as officers, generals, sergeants, and privates”. He added that such service would be voluntary. Pankov said that 200 women were cadets at various military education establishments in Russia last year; he expects that number to grow in 2014, noting, “We’ve opened admission [for women] even to the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School… and the number of applications is enormous. This goes to show that women want to enter the military profession, so, we shouldn’t ignore it”. According to statistics, 11,000 women are now on military duty, down from 30,000 five years ago due to staff cuts under present military reforms. They serve as officers and NCOs, mainly in staff positions, as specialists in medical and financial services, or in communications units.

31 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140131/187091825/Russian-Women-Urged-to-Join-Army-Ranks.html

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Russian Priests to Get Military Training

00 russian soldiers being blessed by priest. 27.09.13

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On Friday, a statement by the Central Military District said that a group of Orthodox priests would undergo military training at a Minoborony university in Moscow. They’ll take a month-long course in military history, tactical concepts, and military regulations, as well as how to offer psychological and emotional support to troops. The statement didn’t say when the training would take place. In the past two years, the number of chaplains in the forces almost tripled, now, it stands at more than 80. Earlier this year, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported that the recruitment drive really took off under after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu’s appointment in November 2012. The training is part of a project to restore a full-scale military chaplaincy in Russia, which existed from the 18th century to the start of the Soviet era. Then-President Dmitri Medvedev announced the plan in 2009. In March this year, a group of VDV chaplains jumped with a large mobile chapel that they set up in the field upon landing near Ryazan, 196 kilometres (122 miles) southeast of Moscow. A Minoborony official said that the airborne chaplains made the jumps to “improve the morale of the young fighters”.

27 September 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://www.en.rian.ru/military_news/20130927/183772300/Russian-Priests-to-Train-at-Moscow-Military-University.html

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