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Prince Alberts Revenge24 Aug 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

Anything out there in print? I have the Essential History by Osprey. I'm curious as to which patterns were worn by MVD and MOD in first war. There are Ospreys on Security Forces since 1991 and the Army 1992-2016. Is once better than the other? Any input is appreciated.

Clifford24 Aug 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

I found this web link interesting for the Chechen wars. Browes down a bit an you'll start to see.

Cuprum224 Aug 2019 7:55 p.m. PST

The main sample of the Russian uniform at that time: "what we were able to acquire is what we use." So it was a complete mixture of all possible options for military uniforms and equipment. This was especially true for units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (using Western terminology police and gendarmerie).
But still there were some approved samples, and they were found in these departments much more often than others.

Camouflage for parts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs "melt snow" and "nut".

The uniform could have some variations in colors:

Winter jacket in the colors of "nut":

Body armor in the coloring "nut":

Titanium helmet "Sphere" in its case color "nut":

The "sphere" could have a simple protective color case.


Items in the coloring "melt snow". This camouflage is designed for action in winter and for action in urban environments:

Also, another example of camouflage was used in the Ministry of Internal Affairs "reed". He had two color options green and gray-blue.

All this could be mixed in the most unimaginable versions, including elements of the uniform of army units, as well as various commercial designs acquired at their own expense, uniforms of NATO designs:

Cuprum224 Aug 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

Bonus. An article from a Russian magazine about uniforms and organization of regular and irregular troops of the Chechen army. Unfortunately, the illustrations are mostly black and white.


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