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 Post subject: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:54 pm 
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The Russian army ranks can be found on this Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_ranks ... Federation

This includes the English version, the Russian version, and the transliterated version in English. In the adjacent column are pictures of the corresponding shoulder boards. These seem to be the formal versions. The garrison versions are just metallic chevrons or gold stars that get pinned to the epaulets. The field versions are the same as the garrison versions except subdued (in a gray or green tone), or a slip-on piece of fabric with chevrons or stars sewn into it.

I don't know what BC (VS) stand for. My guess is Vorujoniye Seeli (armed forces).

Russian ranks also correspond to the type of cockade worn on berets, ushankas and sometimes caps. That is not listed in the Wiki. Soldiers through Sergeants have a simple star inside an oval. Officers have a wreath around that. Supreme/General Officers have more ornate wreathing.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:07 pm 
are privates still called priznivik.

how do answer to officers? with yehs or tovarish kommandyet?


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Russian wrote:
Standard Russian Army greeting: Zdraviya zhelau tovarisch' (rank). Zdravie- old form of the word zdorov'e (health). So simple translation means: I wish you health. It is the same greeting between any rank of soldiers or officers. Rule is: lower rank says it first. Answer is the same.


See here.

Prizivnik is like a draftee. In the case of this forum, it is used to distinguish T.S.S.R. recruits.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:25 pm 
russia still has a draft? we need one.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:53 pm 
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The term prizivnik would translate to 'one who's called upon.' In that way he is like a draftee. But its not a lottery. Everyone is obliged to serve in the defense of the homeland. But Russia happens to have the largest list for possible deferments (legal ways out of serving). The modern Russian army is focusing more on kontraktniki (contract soldiers).

A Russian private is a redavoy (or ryadavoy?).

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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:05 am 
i heard that a lot of russian draftees are beaten and hazed...


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:29 am 
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I heard that a lot of americans are victims of violent crimes by blacks... :roll:

There is always truth to the stupidest rumors. And they tend to be greatly exaggerated.

Have these things happened? Yes
Do these things still happen? Yes
Is it the standard across the entire Russian Federation for all its duhi ("noobs") to be beaten up and totally embarrassed (sometimes leading to suicide) and whored out? No

This was something that got worse when times got worse. The times for Russia are improving, and the Russian Armed Forces are working towards changing their culture to eliminate such things entirely. Creating a "Professional Army." How successful will they be? Only time will tell.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:56 am 
Yes. America's army is also not impervious to violent hazing. It exists even in the worlds gratest army, which is unfortunate.

And yes, most crimes are committed by blacks. Not racist, simply the truth.

Arabs, on the other hand... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
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Russian army solder’s gradation based on 2 years of service:
Prizyvnik (draftee) - young man, usually 18 years old, who had been called for medical exam for a military service.
Zapah (smel)- Any soldiers prior to the adoption of an oath
Duh (nob)– Any soldiers who accepted an oath (up to a 6 month of service).
Cherep (skull) or slon (elephant) – any solders from 6 month to a year of service.
Ded (grandfather) – any solders from 1 year up to a 100 days before discharge.
Dembel’ (can’t translate) – from 100 days before discharge till actual discharge from a service.
Marines and Navy are different.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:01 pm 
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"Dembel" = DMBL = demobilization
Meaning the soldat is getting ready to go from a state of war readiness, to a civilian life.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian Ranks
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Dembel=DMB.


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