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24th Feb '18 2:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* Papakha: A wool hat (often made out of karakul sheep skin), associated with Georgia and Cossacks, sometimes worn by TricoloursWithRustingRockets officers and generals. In fact, a papakha is a regulation winter hat for the officers from colonel up.

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* Papakha: A wool hat (often made out of karakul sheep skin), associated with Georgia and Cossacks, sometimes worn by TricoloursWithRustingRockets UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets officers and generals. In fact, a papakha is a regulation winter hat for the officers from colonel up.
18th Feb '18 11:07:03 AM nombretomado
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* Babushka: Worn by country women and older women in cities. A relic of the frozen in time Soviet fashion. Initially was a piece of clothing worn by religious mandate and symbolizing women's submission and modesty, similarly to modern Islamic headscarves. Ironically, a red or scarlet headscarf was a typical headgear for female Commissars, Chekists or other strong, independent women aligned with Bolshevism in the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War era]].

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* Babushka: Worn by country women and older women in cities. A relic of the frozen in time Soviet fashion. Initially was a piece of clothing worn by religious mandate and symbolizing women's submission and modesty, similarly to modern Islamic headscarves. Ironically, a red or scarlet headscarf was a typical headgear for female Commissars, Chekists or other strong, independent women aligned with Bolshevism in the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War era]].
18th Feb '18 11:06:36 AM nombretomado
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* Budyonnovka: Hat of the RedsWithRockets until the 1930s, like a kepi, but with a cone-shaped top. Associated with the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War era]] and Communism, despite initially being designed for an Imperial [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption WWI victory parade]]. Its creator, a famous Romantic painter Victor Vasnetsov, styled it after a traditional Russian cone-shaped helmet (which wasn't, in fact, uniquely Russian, but was in use in all Europe during the Early and Early-High Middle Ages; you could see a Norman knight wearing a similar helmet and not be surprised).

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* Budyonnovka: Hat of the RedsWithRockets until the 1930s, like a kepi, but with a cone-shaped top. Associated with the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War era]] and Communism, despite initially being designed for an Imperial [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption WWI victory parade]]. Its creator, a famous Romantic painter Victor Vasnetsov, styled it after a traditional Russian cone-shaped helmet (which wasn't, in fact, uniquely Russian, but was in use in all Europe during the Early and Early-High Middle Ages; you could see a Norman knight wearing a similar helmet and not be surprised).
26th Nov '17 2:53:38 PM DragonQuestZ
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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect [[PimpedOutDress court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]
4th Nov '17 4:07:14 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Ushanka: ''The'' Russian hat. Made of fur with the ear flaps. Often worn by soldiers and cops during the long Russian winter. The army and police standard issue hat is made of cheap artificial fur (derisively nicknamed "fish fur"); civilian hats are of [[PrettyInMink natural fur]] and more expensive.

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* Ushanka: ''The'' Russian hat. Made of fur with the ear flaps. Often worn by soldiers and cops during the long Russian winter. The army and police standard issue hat is made of cheap artificial fur (derisively nicknamed "fish fur"); civilian hats are of [[PrettyInMink natural fur]] fur and thus more expensive.expensive]].
25th Aug '17 6:38:25 PM nombretomado
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*** Jackboots may be impractical in both garrison service and mountain warfare (the only kind of warfare TheNewRussia engaged itself in, to date), but they are the best thing there is in large-scale wars on wide open plains. That means, if someone [[WhatAnIdiot invades Russia again]], the boots will be useful.

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*** Jackboots may be impractical in both garrison service and mountain warfare (the only kind of warfare TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia engaged itself in, to date), but they are the best thing there is in large-scale wars on wide open plains. That means, if someone [[WhatAnIdiot invades Russia again]], the boots will be useful.



* [[CommissarCap Big, high peaked caps]] are associated, among other things, with Russia, despite they are [[TheNewRussia a new introduction]] to Russian uniforms. Smaller ones, though, have a long history in the Russian military, and a similar but even smaller civilian headgear, called ''kartuz'', is indeed part of the traditional national costume.

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* [[CommissarCap Big, high peaked caps]] are associated, among other things, with Russia, despite they are [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia a new introduction]] to Russian uniforms. Smaller ones, though, have a long history in the Russian military, and a similar but even smaller civilian headgear, called ''kartuz'', is indeed part of the traditional national costume.



*** Later Soviet caps included a circular spring around its crown to give it some shape, and the front was raised a bit. By TheEighties[[note]]A-ha![[/note]] it became a kind of military chic to have a cap with the widest crown and the highest front, not unlike a traditional BananaRepublic [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissimo]] headgear, often dubbed "the aerodrome". After USSR fell, this look somehow got codified in the uniform regs, giving TheNewRussia the association with the CommissarCap. Ironically, by the same time their wearers has noted the SukhomlinovEffect in action (frankly, the caps started to look ridiculous) and begun a backlash against them, derisively naming them "[[TheGeneralissimo Pinochet's hats]]", and throttling down on size and trim. In fact, the modern field and undress uniforms don't include a peaked cap at all, eschewing it in favor of a simple kepi or a beret, and since Shoigu came to the [=MoD=], he brought an EMERCOM cap, clearly based on a Tsarist-era design, with him.

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*** Later Soviet caps included a circular spring around its crown to give it some shape, and the front was raised a bit. By TheEighties[[note]]A-ha![[/note]] it became a kind of military chic to have a cap with the widest crown and the highest front, not unlike a traditional BananaRepublic [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissimo]] headgear, often dubbed "the aerodrome". After USSR fell, this look somehow got codified in the uniform regs, giving TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia the association with the CommissarCap. Ironically, by the same time their wearers has noted the SukhomlinovEffect in action (frankly, the caps started to look ridiculous) and begun a backlash against them, derisively naming them "[[TheGeneralissimo Pinochet's hats]]", and throttling down on size and trim. In fact, the modern field and undress uniforms don't include a peaked cap at all, eschewing it in favor of a simple kepi or a beret, and since Shoigu came to the [=MoD=], he brought an EMERCOM cap, clearly based on a Tsarist-era design, with him.
16th Jul '17 12:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* Gymnastiorka: The one-piece smock-style standard tunic for Soviet soldiers in WW2, which was based on the traditional peasant shirt called "kosovorotka". This tunic also resembles the modern U.S. "Combat shirt", except made of less advanced materials.

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* Gymnastiorka: The one-piece smock-style standard tunic for Soviet soldiers in WW2, [=WW2=], which was based on the traditional peasant shirt called "kosovorotka". This tunic also resembles the modern U.S. "Combat shirt", except made of less advanced materials.
24th Jun '17 7:25:08 PM nombretomado
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** Some have gotten to the US. Chief Marge Gunderson in ''{{Fargo}}'' is wearing one.

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** Some have gotten to the US. Chief Marge Gunderson in ''{{Fargo}}'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' is wearing one.
18th Jun '17 8:04:11 PM GrammarNavi
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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities, because these boots excel in walking on snow (particularly common in the country, uncommon in cities) and are terrible at walking on slush (they are not waterproof at all).

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* Valenki (singular Valenok): Felt boots, used by the Soviet and Russian military during winter. Helped them win the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Great Patriotic War]], since their feet didn't freeze. Now have lost most of their popularity in cities, because these boots excel in walking on snow (particularly common in the country, uncommon in cities) and are terrible at walking on slush (they are not waterproof at all).
16th May '17 9:42:59 AM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:215:[-Even in the days of [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the czar]], Russian [[ErmineCapeEffect court dress]] was [[DressCode distinctive]].-] ]]
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