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12th Jan '16 10:46:31 AM StFan
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** Some historians suggest that they might also be an adoption from the steppe nomads, as very similar hats are still could be seen among various Turkic tribes of the Great Steppe, and the early KievanRus hats were mostly round leather skullcaps or tall conical hats made of wool, often with the fur trim.

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** Some historians suggest that they might also be an adoption from the steppe nomads, as very similar hats are still could be seen among various Turkic tribes of the Great Steppe, and the early KievanRus UsefulNotes/KievanRus hats were mostly round leather skullcaps or tall conical hats made of wool, often with the fur trim.
1st Jan '16 12:11:20 PM griffmongers
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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. Their upper and upper-middle classes are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car. The vast majority of Russians, however, doesn't look much different from typical "white trash" found anywhere in the West.

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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. Their upper and upper-middle classes are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car. The vast majority of Russians, however, doesn't look much different from typical "white trash" found anywhere dress very similarly to the average person in the West.
3rd Nov '15 8:44:46 AM aurora369
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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.

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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.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).
17th Feb '15 11:09:07 AM billman
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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Soviet Union didn't really have much access to Western fashion, unless you were one of the ''nomenklatura'' or otherwise well connected. This is why Sergei in the novel is surprised to see a woman wearing a denim jacket and jeans (he asks "Where did you get those blue jeans?"), gladly trading his coat for it. Note, though, that this is a fairly overblown notion while for a time in TheSixties and early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] the authorities tried to fight this "cowtowing before the West" (including [[DisproportionateRetribution cutting too-narrow trousers]]), by the mid-Seventies they finally relented and even started the domestic production of the most coveted items such as the blue jeans, as well importing a knock-off ones from Turkey and India. Still it dodn't have much effect, as not only the quality was often atrocious, but the mere fact that they were domestically produced made them not "true" and thus not worth it.

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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Soviet Union didn't really have much access to Western fashion, unless you were one of the ''nomenklatura'' or otherwise well connected. This is why Sergei in the novel is surprised to see a woman wearing a denim jacket and jeans (he asks "Where did you get those blue jeans?"), gladly trading his coat for it. Note, though, that this is a fairly overblown notion while for a time in TheSixties and early [[TheSeventies Seventies]] the authorities tried to fight this "cowtowing before the West" (including [[DisproportionateRetribution cutting too-narrow trousers]]), by the mid-Seventies they finally relented and even started the domestic production of the most coveted items such as the blue jeans, as well as importing a knock-off ones from Turkey and India. Still it dodn't didn't have much effect, as not only was the quality was often atrocious, but the mere fact that they were domestically produced made them not "true" and thus not worth it.
25th Jan '15 7:45:07 AM aurora369
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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. They are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car.

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Since the collapse though, Russian women (and men) have grabbed Western fashions voraciously. They Their upper and upper-middle classes are currently often found wearing several salaries on their person at once. In extreme cases, a driver's currently worn outfit can be worth more than his car.
car. The vast majority of Russians, however, doesn't look much different from typical "white trash" found anywhere in the West.
25th Oct '14 1:39:35 AM aurora369
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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 peaked 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 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 peaked 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).
25th Oct '14 1:33:27 AM aurora369
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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 peaked helmet.

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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 peaked helmet.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).
25th Oct '14 1:20:16 AM aurora369
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* Telogreika: literally translated as "body warmer", a quilted short coat. The most common type of winter uniform until the 1960s and was first issued by the Red Army during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Great Patriotic War.]] It is also still popular today among many blue-collar workers in the successor states of the USSR. Very common in all media depicting the Eastern Front of the aforementioned war.

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* Telogreika: literally translated as "body warmer", a quilted short coat. The most common type of winter uniform until the 1960s and was first issued by the Red Army during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Great Patriotic War.]] It is also still popular today among many blue-collar workers in the successor states of the USSR. Very common in all media depicting the Eastern Front of the aforementioned war. The other name of this coat, "vatnik", has recently become a derisive nickname for Russian patriots in both Russia itself and Ukraine.
22nd Oct '14 5:33:22 AM Korodzik
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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 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 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, [=MoD=], he brought an EMERCOM cap, clearly based on a Tsarist-era design, with him.
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13th Feb '14 6:20:30 PM Khathi
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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.

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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.
** Land forces officers, that is. Naval officers (even those with land ranks) of corresponding grade wear a flat cylindrical kepi made of karakul fur, which is nicknamed "hat-with-a-handle" ("шапка-с-ручкой"[[note]]a pun on the humorous expression "жопа с ручкой" or "arse-with-a-handle", meaning a comically incongruous thing or a person[[/note]]) due to a fake leather chinstrap normally tied across the front.



*** 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.

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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 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.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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