The Russian Army has introduced the world to a new form of military sport: tank biathlon. The international competitions are being held in honour of the 70th anniversary of the largest tank battle in history, the Battle of Prokhorovka.
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A paratrooper’s vest (Telnyashka) with light blue stripes, designed for the Soviet and then Russian Airborne Troops.
The fabric type – interlock stitch structure: double dense 100% cotton fabric.
A Telnyashka of such a fabric retains heat well, and is hypoallergenic, good to wear – elastic, does not stretch and shed, its texture looks very deserving, its right and wrong sides are the same.
A sailor’s vest (Telnyashka) with dark blue stripes, designed for the Soviet and then Russian Marines.
The fabric type – stockinette structure: a thin pleasant tissue, mostly for summer clothes, made of natural cotton. The right and wrong sides of such a tissue differ in texture.
The peculiarity of the vest of this fabric is that it runs breadth greatly, without losing its shape. But stretching it long will not work. In addition, this fabric is almost crease-resistant.
Black beret – the uniform headgear of the Marines of the USSR and Russia Navy.
Nickname – “Black Death”, the motto: “Where we are, there the victory is!”
Black is the official color of the Marines’ uniform since 1963.
The beret is worn with the cockade of 32 faceted rays and the Admiralty anchor entwined with a rope, and the special hallmark of a red triangular flag with a small golden anchor.
Blue beret – the uniform headgear of the USSR and Russian Airborne Troops (VDV).
The blue color is a symbol of honor and fidelity. Along with the green, the blue is the traditional color of Airborne Troops, the both symbolizing readiness and ability to fight on the ground and in the air.
Bashlyk is a part of the Adyghe (Circassian) warrior’s ammunition.
A hood with long blades made out of double-folded piece of cloth. The blades are wound around the neck, like a scarf. They can also cover the face from bad weather, or if you wish to remain unrecognized.
When riding horseback, bashlyk’s blades are wrapped around the neck with the ends dangling back. In good weather, bashlyk hangs on the shoulders, fastened with a cord, with its hood and blades lowered back.
The long end of the hood is edged with durable protective tape.
The Bashlyk hood has not lost its relevance in the modern urban environment being a fashionable removable hood, and as an indispensable article of a traveler’s, hunter’s or fisherman’s garment. It protects from rain, cold and sun.