Hello comrades, welcome to glorious Russian gear thread! Here I will post different kit lists that I find, feel free to post any relevant information and I will add it to this post.
There's a few different kit lists you can follow, I'll list a few of the basics.
Sites to purchase Russian camouflage and gear from:
http://www.redsoldier.com - US
http://www.soviet-propaganda.com - RUS
http://www.sovietarmystuff.com - UKR
http://www.rusmilitary.com - UK
http://www.ebay.com - MULTI
http://www.skippersmilitarysupply.com - US
http://www.soviet-propaganda.com/ - MULTI
Informative sites for Russian gear:
MVD Spetsnaz: MVD Spetsnaz are somewhat the rangers of the Russian military. Mixing camouflage patterns (pants and top) is quite common. These are the guys that are often confused with infantry and that's how some people get the impression that russian soldiers are poorly funded and quite ragtag.
Weapons: AKM, AKMS, AK74MN, AK74, AKS74, RPK74, SVD Dragunov.
Vests: Pioneer M23, M25 Tarzan, SMERSH, 6sh92,GRAD 2.
Camouflage: Flora, Les (1), Smog (1), GOROD, Tigre, Kamysh, Flectarn.
Winter and Summer Suits: KLMK, Gorka, Sumrak.
Partizan top with Smog bottom
Both soldiers have the Kamysh tigerstripe pattern
VDV and VDV GRU: VDV are the airborne units of the Russian military (though they haven't actually done a combat insertion by plane since WWII) and are actually the most well funded infantry unit. VDV often get the latest equipment (kevlar helmets, bullet proof vests) and are the best trained (aside from Spetsnaz). Essentially, the appearance of modern VDV is the general appearance of a modern Russian soldier, though standard infantry units may still be using the old Ssh68 steel helmet it is going to be phased out. The VDV, equipment wise, usually are equipped with the 6b7 kevlar helmet (which by most Russian airsofters is substituded with an OD PASGT with or without a Flora helmet cover), the loadbearing gear is the 6sh92 or 6sh92-5, and the kevlar vest underneath the 6sh92 is typically the 6b13 (or more commonly, the 6b23). Flora is the standard issue camouflage uniform to the VDV.
Weapons: AK74M, RPK74, SVD/SVDS, PKM.
Vests: 6b13, 6sh92, 6Sh112, 6b23
Russian VDV as they should look
AK-74M with a GP-30 under barrel launcher
AK-74M or Avtomat Kalashnikova 74 Modernizirovannyj, is the current standard assault rifle used by the Russian army. It is manufactured by Izhmash.
Tokyo Marui AK-74MN
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