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Soviet Motostrelki Ryadovoi, Light Winter Obr88 by MoscowNights92 Soviet Motostrelki Ryadovoi, Light Winter Obr88 by MoscowNights92
Country: USSR/Russian Federation
Date: 1989 - Mid 1990's
Branch: Motostrelki (Motorized Rifles)
Rank: Ryadovoi (Private)
Location: USSR/Russia

Although originally issued to 'Special Troops' such as VDV, Spetsnaz, and DshMG as early as 1986, Motostrelki did not see wide use of the Obr88 uniform on Ryadovoi i Serzeantyi Sostav (Enlisted Men and Sergeants) until after the Soviet Union's retreat from Afghanistan. The uniform was still worn with the Soviet pattern belt as well as Sapogi (Jackboots) as late as the mid-1990's by some Category III/C Units. 

This configuration is worn with the collar closed in Motostrelki regulation, however, instead of being worn with the Obr88 Kepka (Kepi), it is worn with an Ushanka. This was often done during fall and winter months when the temperature was cool, yet not cold enough to merit wearing the full padded winter Obr88 ensemble which is rated to keep one worn below zero temperatures.

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