On 27 March, 2017, Russian news gency RIA Novosti published a promotional video featuring what appear to be Russian National Guard troops attached to the prominent 604th Red Banner Special Purpose Center “Vityaz”(Knight). At 01:51 mark in the video IRKOS made ACR hand-held spectrum analyser can be seen in use by a Rosgvardiya troops officer.
On 7 March, 2017, Russian Izvestia news agency ran a story under a rather bombastic heading “Spetsnaz orders “anatomic” uniforms”. Uniform in question seems to be, more or less, a copy of spetsnaz popular Crye Precision’s G3 Combat Pant and Filed Shirt, albeit in the A-TACS FG (Foliage/Green) camouflage pattern. Branded “anatomical” by Izvestia, due […]
On 1 February, 2017, Russian news agencies reported that Daniil Martynov has been appointed Deputy Head of the National Guard (Rosgvardiya) for the Chechen Republic. His appointment and profile shed some light on idiosyncrasies and overlaps of defence and security apparatuses in modern day Russia. One upon a time, Daniil Martynov served as a Major […]
A few months ago on Lake Baykal, 12 teams of combat divers belonging to different unspecified “power structures” competed over the course of five days. Considering that all three units to come out on top where from the National Guard Troops(FSVNG), formerly the Interior Troops(VV MDV) – Vityaz (Knight), North-Caucasus and Siberian regional command respectively, […]
A lack of camouflage pattern uniformity that was prevalent amongst the various Russian Ministry of Interior(MVD) units in the chaotic 1990s, seems to somewhat survive to this day. However, it is important to note that at preset this habit has been successfully curtailed amongst the regular servicemen, but it seems that the senior officers still […]