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Newly arrived russian infantry were handed rotten AKs to fix (merged video) UNCONFIRMED

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u/Benmaax Sep 24 '22

And it's only the first wave of mobilization

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u/jeggiderikkedether Sep 24 '22

Oh god, I didn't even think of that! WTF are they going to arm the next waves with? Sticks??

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u/alterom Sep 24 '22

They'll just send them to follow the first wave and pick up the first wave's guns when they get mowed down

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u/Diplomjodler Sep 24 '22

Just like the good old days in Stalingrad.

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u/Sember Sep 24 '22

If it works don't fix it

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u/Diplomjodler Sep 24 '22

They're still suffering the demographic consequences but, yeah, sure.

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u/BeneficialPoolBuoy Sep 24 '22

These are the people whose leader got 27 million of them killed - and still celebrate it today.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

BTW, the Russian State is said to have ordered 25 million body bags.
What do you think they have in mind?

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u/BeneficialPoolBuoy Sep 24 '22

Each soldier carries one in his backpack?

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u/ghandi3737 Sep 24 '22

Easier than carrying a casket on your back.

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u/Majinburns Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Ukraine is dropping enough grenades on them while they sleep they are the new sleeping bags.

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u/m0rfiend Sep 24 '22

that bags are cheaper than coffins. state funerals around orcland are about to be cost cutting affairs for quite some time to come..

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u/Opposite_Ad_3817 Sep 24 '22

They'll probably dump countless in the sea. Hell they never got around to policing up the dead from wwii. I watched some videos on a YouTube channel once,forgot the name,but it was a civilian group that volunteered finding,attempting to identify,and burying wwii dead. They're still everywhere all over Russia and many are in very urban areas where they should've been discovered decades ago. I get that with that many some will go undiscovered but they obviously made no effort bc this group finds them very easily all the time.

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u/JonDoeJoe Sep 24 '22

There are people who still deny that that many of them died back then

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u/BeneficialPoolBuoy Sep 24 '22

Maybe so. But it was Gorbachev himself that said this. Earlier on Joseph Stalin had quoted a much lower number because the high death toll made the Soviets look bad. Then Khrushchev cam along and quoted a few million higher. Gorbachev was into Glosnast and greater transparency.

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u/Zombie4141 Sep 24 '22

Autocad is a waste of money, we draft by hand on a light board.

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u/Freddies_Mercury Sep 24 '22

This ain't ww2. Most of the Russians are being taken out long range. You can't overwhelm a target you don't know where it is with sheer numbers.

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u/ongjb19 Sep 24 '22

when you try to use Soviet tactics but Ukraine used to be on ur side

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u/Overkill4000 Sep 24 '22

Mosin-Nagants next lol

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u/Trippy_Mitch Sep 24 '22

I think I'd rather have a Mosin than that peice of junk.

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u/plipyplop Sep 24 '22

It was the exact first thought I had when I opened the video.

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u/front_yard_duck_dad Sep 24 '22

Mine has sat oiled in a basement for 20 years. Looks pristine. It will outlast me

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u/Blindmailman Sep 24 '22

Pretty soon the DPR and LPR soldiers armed with Mosin-Nagants are going to be the most heavily armed force fight for the Russians in Ukraine

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u/dasruski Sep 24 '22

I can imagine the horror and realization on forced conscripts parts as they are handed a Mosin-Nagant from 1893 that had been thrown a warehouse post WWII and never maintained. The wood splintered, barrel rusted and trigger so brittle it will snap when pressed.

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u/TitoMPG Sep 24 '22

When they realize their great grand-pappy could have died with that same rifle in his hand.

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u/nogzila Sep 24 '22

The sad part is I own both a mosin nagant and a sks that was stored in way better condition then this . Has the standards for Russia fell down much they don’t follow long term storage protocols anymore ….

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u/supercalafatalistic Sep 24 '22

Seriously. Snagged a mosin out of a pile in a crate at a gun show ten years ago. It was in pretty solid shape, utterly soaked in cosmoline. Hell the stock still sweats a little on hot days.

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u/Prankishmanx21 Sep 24 '22

Thats what baffles me about this video. Does that mean they're scraping the bottom for rifles? Did the corrupt supply officers sell off all the good stuff for export? The AK was designed to be so cheap to make that broken ones would be replaced instead of repaired from what I understand.

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u/Lotions_and_Creams Sep 24 '22

Russian military doctrine is to maintain an officer corps and small enlisted population during peacetime. In a time of war, they swell their ranks of enlisted personnel through conscription.

The officers receive funding that is supposed to be used for training, material purchase, equipment maintenance, etc. Instead, the high ranking officers were pocketing the cash.

What we’re seeing right now (and have been since the beginning of the invasion) is that while Russia is trying to mobilize, their units are undertrained and under equipped. This corruption coming to light is one of the speculated reasons why so many important figures in Russia keep “falling down stairs” to their death.

TL:DR Russia’s military doctrine was to give alcoholics money to buy and store vodka to be ready to party at a moments notice. The alcoholics drank the vodka and replaced it with water thinking no one would ever know. Putin wanted to party and found out most of his vodka had frozen in the freezer, was angry.

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u/JamesNonstop Sep 24 '22

On paper the standards are there, but in reality corners are cut and the money is embezzled

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u/Fiolah Sep 24 '22

Give a guy a metal detector and a shovel and send him to walk around Volgograd

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u/HoneyRush Sep 24 '22

There's high chance of finding something in better condition.

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u/40mgmelatonindeep Sep 24 '22

Id bet good money thats already happened

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u/SaturnusDK Sep 24 '22

That was my thoughts as well. If this is the best they can offer the first to be mobilized then you can only imagine what those mobilized in the coming months will be given. Rusty butter knifes?

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

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u/m0rfiend Sep 24 '22

they'll be handing out sweded gun shapes made from cardboard..

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

I'm starting to think this whole special operation might have been a bad idea - Russian teenage conscripts

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u/BABarracus Sep 24 '22

Second wave will be pitchforks and poisoned potatoes.

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u/Floopthecoop Sep 24 '22

Meanwhile Putin and Russian public are being told they are being supplied with modern weapons

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u/Affectionate_Most_64 Sep 24 '22

It’s actually quite brilliant. The speeches are written with random air quotes but due to stoic Russian speeches that don’t allow arm movement the air quotes cannot be used.

They are being “supplied” with “modern” weapons. /s

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u/eidetic Sep 24 '22

They're also "receiving daily shipments of the finest munitions* straight to the foxholes on the front".

* western and Ukrainian weapons, delivered by Ukraine via same hour rocket delivery and also drone drop shipping. Also the foxholes are blankets on open ground with no cover or concealment.

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u/LunarTunar Sep 24 '22

If its less than 100 years old, it's modern enough to not be considered antique.

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u/getSmoke Sep 24 '22

Lmaaaao...

At the end they were saying

"That's alright, they told us 'you have tanks, you don't need (working) kalashnikovs' fuck me"

They are fucked.

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u/Various-Trick6526 Sep 24 '22

Just did not specify that "tanks" means we have 2 tanks left

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u/planetes Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

And one of those 2 is pulling the other one that can shoot

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u/nekodesudesu Sep 24 '22

One can drive the other can shoot - but neither have fuel or munitions!

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u/frunkussss Sep 24 '22

and they're rusty as shit too.

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u/theliquidfan Sep 24 '22

Or food and water for the crew.

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u/SaturnusDK Sep 24 '22

Or that it'd be T-34s

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u/eidetic Sep 24 '22 Silver

I think they actually meant a couple of fish tanks they looted earlier in the war.

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u/mad87645 Sep 24 '22

"We call ourselves the "6th Panzer division", because we've only got 6 Panzers left"

-Nazi Germany's 6th Panzer division, early 1945

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u/ministrul_sudorii Sep 24 '22

Pass the tank to the guy behind you when you die

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u/Pie-Otherwise Sep 24 '22

And everyone is gonna be riding out on top.

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u/n9077911 Sep 24 '22

That's cracked me up. I can't wait to see these "tanks" they're getting. I've got visions of a lada with some asbestos strapped to it.

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u/emsok_dewe Sep 24 '22

They're just isis era technicals they brought back from Syria. They put a grenade launcher on that one plumbers truck from the US, she's the pride of the Russian forces now

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u/wordholes Sep 24 '22

I can't wait to see these "tanks" they're getting.

They will be water tanks with holes cut out from the bottom so they can Fred Flintstone with their feet to the front line. More efficient than diesel engine. Runs on potato.

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u/iron-duke88 Sep 24 '22

At this stage just surrender at the first opportunity.

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u/kurburux Sep 24 '22

Conscripts who don't want to be there? Yeah, they're absolutely gonna try.

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u/RhetoricalOrator Sep 24 '22

Isn't part of the problem that they can't surrender or else their family they left behind will be punished?

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u/compounding Sep 24 '22

It’s illegal for them to surrender, but I haven’t seen anything about retribution against families (yet).

The bigger issue for Russia is actually enforcing that law. Ukraine lists everyone taken prisoner as “captured in combat” specifically to encourage surrenders. Maybe if you do it in front of your commander who survives they will have evidence to later punish you, but mostly anyone surrendering is doing so with their whole unit and will all say they fought until they ran out of ammo and even went hand to hand before being overwhelmed by the “super soldier NATO forces”.

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u/ManyIdeasNoProgress Sep 24 '22

Sadly, the commander got shot as he valiantly drew the fire away from the troops in an effort to buy them time to get away and regroup.

Yes, the Ukrainians who overwhelmed and captured us were also using ak47s, not western guns. Any information to the contrary is just propaganda.

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u/Krakulpo Sep 24 '22

I think they said that they are tankers so they don't need Kalashnikov's.

Yeah, reality is going to hit them just before himara does.

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u/Consistent_Turn3473 Sep 24 '22

WW1: 2 russians, 1 rifle. Ukraine war: This. LMFAO you russian conscripts are truly fucked.

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u/Mediocre-Rule-458 Sep 24 '22

I would like to see their tanks

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Oops, boom tube rusted. Shell explodes inside of tank.

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u/GoingFullRetarded Sep 24 '22 Silver

When the quartermaster has an archaeology degree….

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u/Oper8rActual Sep 24 '22

Nah, diving. Looks like they recovered these from the Moskva's armory, lol.

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u/tittysprinkles112 Sep 24 '22

Your weapon is your responsibility. However, you shouldn't be given this fucked up shit

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u/bennypapa Sep 24 '22

When the quartermaster has been skimming funds to their pockets instead of spending it to do their jobs.

Seems like that's been the standard Russian military expenditure and procurement policy for the last 50 or 100 years and it shows in all their equipment.

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u/New_Instance_2478 Sep 24 '22

WD40 and a tetanus shot please

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u/character-name Sep 24 '22

WD40 will fix a lot of things. But I believe these things are beyond our beloved rust fighters help

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u/degenerate_hedonbot Sep 24 '22

Russia should just give up. This is just fucking embarassing.

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u/jonathanl Sep 24 '22

Did they forget to oil them or can long enough storage ruin them anyway? I did see some footage where the sun had ruined tires because they didn't turn the vehicles around regularly so they seem to lack some routines.

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u/degenerate_hedonbot Sep 24 '22

Prior to film wraps, guns were stored in a viscous grease called cosmoline. It was invented I think in the 1800s and was marketed as a balm to reduce irritation. People found out it prevented rust and thus were used to store weapons.

These AKs were dipped in cosmoline, which is why you can see oily globules when they pulled the bolt back.

What is not normal is the huge number of rust spots on the rifle, which shouldn’t happen if it were stored correctly.

So it was stored incorrectly and probably had water leak into the guns at some point.

Also since these were 7.62 AKs, these guns are like more than 50 years old. Russian army currently most fielded rifle is the AK74. So its weird why these recruits are given rifles that precede the AK74.

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u/KaBar42 Sep 24 '22

To further clarify how poorly they were stored.

In the early 2000's, US gun stores were getting literal crates of Mosin Nagants, the main service rifle of Russia in WWII which was shortly replaced by the SKS and then the AK platform following the war.

The vast majority of these stored Mosins are serviceable. Not great, but clean the Cosmoline out of them and they will shoot. I have heard stories of some gun stores literally just having a barrel that they would stick all of their Mosins into to save space.

Here's a dude opening up a crate of properly stored Mosins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0LBU6kalHo

This... this is just embarrassing on Russia's part. Literal WWII-era rifles are in better condition than these post war AKs are.

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u/toastybred Sep 24 '22

This is nothing but pure speculation on my part but my first thought was that all the AKs in reasonable condition were probably sold off long ago. And probably through both official government actions like proxy wars but also through corruption into the private market.

Wouldn't be surprised if they had warehouses full of guns on the books that have actually been picked over and are half empty.

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u/NotAFrackingCylon Sep 24 '22

I too, have watched Lord Of War.

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u/SuddenMacaroon8355 Sep 24 '22

Is that the issue? Has Putin started snorting a line of coke shaped like Ukraine?

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u/zma924 Sep 24 '22

He should listen to Nic Cage if that’s the case

“YOURE GONNA BE DEAD BEFORE YOU FUCKING REACH KYIV!”

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u/ZolotoGold Sep 24 '22

This is exactly what has happened.

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u/bb-nope Sep 24 '22

They sell of the stuff that's stored correctly, but can't sell the rusted shit.

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u/TenderfootGungi Sep 24 '22

With the amount of corruption, this is likely the answer.

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u/unclefisty Sep 24 '22

Truly those were great times, the likes of which we shall never see again.

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u/Supriselobotomy Sep 24 '22

My buddy got a Mosin for 100 and cleaned all the grease off of it, and it was dated 1932. Shot great too!

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u/Arizona_Pete Sep 24 '22

I remember I bought my SKS for $60.

The good old days.

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u/Madcat41 Sep 24 '22

Can confirm. Bought an entire crate of M44's for $700. Mmmmm cosmoline....

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u/ProperBoots Sep 24 '22

I imagined them being stored in cosmoline. Like a vat or something. So to clarify, they're just wiped with some goopy stuff?

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u/KaBar42 Sep 24 '22

Well... not wiped.

They would dip them in vats of Cosmoline to coat them. But they were stored in dry conditions. Some would have wax paper to help protect the rifle further.

You can see the preservation process in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK1xoB1HzeQ&feature=share&si=ELPmzJkDCLju2KnD5oyZMQ&t=41

Cosmoline has been replaced with various other preservation methods because they're much easier to deal with. But for its time, Cosmoline was an extremely effective preservative.

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u/Thernadier Sep 24 '22

They are submerged in the cosmoline and pulled out to be stored elsewhere.

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u/kotthuet Sep 24 '22

Russian army currently most fielded rifle is was the AK74.

They're probably starting to run out of everyting by now.

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u/jonathanl Sep 24 '22

Just dipping them sounds convenient. When I joined the Swedish home guard recently we greased with a cloth. But the cleaning takes more time anyway so why not. And I guess that's how it would be when out on the field anyway.

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u/bravestar3030 Sep 24 '22

iirc the tire thing happened becausebyes rhey didn't move them around enough. They need to move around because the tires have a self inflating mechanism, so when they're just sitting in the elements the rubber begins to Crack

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u/omegaaf Sep 24 '22

I heard not only that part but that due to the corruption they were chinese knockoff tires and the money that was saved was pocketed

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u/BikerJedi Sep 24 '22

Did they forget to oil them or can long enough storage ruin them anyway?

I bought a Russian 1939 Mosin Nagant. When I got the thing it was slathered in so much cosmoline it took me a week to get it all off.

It doesn't take much work to preserve a weapon. Russia is so fucked.

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u/MonoShadow Sep 24 '22

Putin can't. There's a saying "russians will forgive everything but a lost war." If he announces defeat he's good as dead, unless he can pull off Stalin. It's a needless war he started for no reason which already lead to more losses than both Chechen wars or Afghan war. He's hoping he can fill the holes in his army with manpower and turn the tide, while the most think the war is lost already.

If he loses the war, those guys on the front will get back and start asking questions, so it's them vs loyal forses like Wagner and Rosgvsrdia. If he announces defeat the movement he created will eat him. If the war continues rare allies Russia still has will turn on him and his inner circle might start a coup.

So at this point the swift victory is a question of survival.

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u/degenerate_hedonbot Sep 24 '22

I’m worried he might be desperate enough to do the ultimate irrational act: using nuclear weapons.

I don’t want to sound like a doomer nutjob, but this conflict and the way its going legitimately worries me.

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u/MonoShadow Sep 24 '22

Nuclear is suicide as well. People inside won't support it, but might still stay silent. But any ally Putin hopes to keep will turn away the second nukes go off. China and India do not want to be associated with this madness, no matter how cheap the oil is. So realistically nuclear is only useful as a last hooray, fuck it up for everyone on your way out. I somehow doubt it will be used, even if nuclear arsenal is well kept and functional.

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u/TheConnASSeur Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

even if nuclear arsenal is well kept and functional.

I think we all know it's not. With corruption as bad as it is, and by the state of literally everything else in their armed forces, there's no damn way anyone properly maintained insanely expensive, precision weapons of mind boggling complexity that they never expect to use under any circumstances.

Think about it like an insecure dictator with a corruption riddled government. The first thing you do after it becomes clear that nothing in your army was properly maintained, is have your nuclear arsenal secretly inspected/audited. Surprise, surpise. Most haven't been maintained for years with some being neglected for decades. Which is a real problem because the war you started really isn't going your way. So you do some saber rattling, but since you know that your nuclear arsenal is currently fucked, you toss in some assurances to the international community that you totally could still kick some ass. You let them know that "this is not a threat." Meanwhile, you're internally losing your shit, and scrambling to unfuck your nukes, which would be so much easier if you still had access to the global supply chain!

edit: Just incase anyone returns to this post, forget the devastation that Russia can cause with a percentage of their nukes. The issue isn't whether 10% of the Earth survives vs 5%. The issue is that a nuclear state like Russia can't afford that level of risk. Nukes aren't like guns. You don't get to just pull the trigger again. If you're attempting a tactical first strike there can be no doubt that your missile will hit its target. The consequences are far too great otherwise. Russia gets one shot at it, ONE. After that the world intervenes.

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u/SmaugStyx Sep 24 '22

Even if 90% of their nukes don't work that's still a lot of fully functional nukes.

I'm sure far more than 90% work though, so yeah.

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u/Shaushage_Shandwich Sep 24 '22

I sort of think of it like a drunk mad man in the room with a machine gun, like he probably can't shoot everyone in the room but can pull the trigger and someone's getting lead.

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u/Economy_Hair_4896 Sep 24 '22

This is the care they have for their weapons. The same can be said of their tanks, artillery and aircraft. Like everything in Putin's arsenal...rotten!

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u/DarlockAhe Sep 24 '22

Dafuq? It looks like it's more dangerous for user, then for enemy.

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u/Ibarraramon Sep 24 '22

'Hope they got their tetanus shots.

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u/crispychoc Sep 24 '22

They can die of:

  1. Tetanus/gangrene
  2. Gun blowing up in their face
  3. Enemy gunfire
  4. Friendly fire
  5. Drone strike
  6. Hypothermia
  7. Alcohol poisoning
  8. Hunger

So many choices!

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u/Lokky Sep 24 '22

You forgot dysentery

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u/wynnduffyisking Sep 24 '22

And poor balance near windows

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u/corstar Sep 24 '22

Hahahaha, funny 'cos it's true..

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u/MadLaamaDisease Sep 24 '22

Also boat accidents are on menu as well.

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u/theliquidfan Sep 24 '22

You die of dehydration in about 3 days and of hunger after about a month. They are going to die of thirst before they die of hunger. And if they take a chance with water from some rotten puddle, they may avoid dehydration and take the disintery/infection route - so much more painful and fun.

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u/BengBeng_93 Sep 24 '22

They'd still suffer severe dehydration after vomiting and shitting their guts out

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u/zombie_girraffe Sep 24 '22

Yeah, disease and dehydration traditionally kills more soldiers than battle. "Having the guts to fight" originally had nothing to do with bravery or courage, it meant that you didn't have dysentery and could get off of the latrine long enough to participate in a battle.

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u/Praxyrnate Sep 24 '22

that's the best you can hope for if you doomed yourself by drinking unclean water

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u/Valmond Sep 24 '22

Fall asleep and cold kills in 3h ...

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u/LunarTunar Sep 24 '22

I was scrolling and 5&6 merged to become droideka.

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u/Nathien Sep 24 '22

Rusty Ak47. Uncommon weapon. When you roll 1-5 on attack it breaks, everyone in 10ft radius rolls CON save vs poison and is dealt 2d6 piercing damage, save for half.

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u/mambotomato Sep 24 '22

I just gotta be pedantic here...

Touching rusty stuff doesn't give you tetanus, or else humanity would have died out in the Iron Age.

Tetanus comes from dirty puncture wounds.

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u/DeiclastAE Sep 24 '22

Honestly, with the state of these weapons I wouldn’t be surprised if they manage to injure themselves on a jagged edge or whatnot.

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u/wynnduffyisking Sep 24 '22

So when the gun blows up and shreds your hand with dirty and rusty shrapnel tetanus becomes a concern.

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u/drgigantor Sep 24 '22

When that backfires and blows your hands and face off, and your "marine vet" medic is a fish veterinarian who's already one liter in the bag, I'd actually bet you still won't be concerned about tetanus

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u/SpHornet Sep 24 '22

probably some supply officer 10 years ago, replaced new rifles in storage with some old ones and sold the new ones on the black market

last week they load the now "10 year old" rifles on a truck, without checking of course because putin suddenly needs 300.000 new rifles, they don't have time for checking (not saying they would have checked if they did have time).

so now these conscripts open the box and get to fight with them.

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u/ANiceDent Sep 24 '22

“Here take this, the last guy died he laid on top of it for a week KIA we picked it out of him!”

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u/Fearless-Ad-6838 Sep 24 '22

At this point they should just shoot the recruiters and go back home. Russia has lost

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u/french_progress Sep 24 '22 Silver

shoot them with what lol

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u/LukeNew Sep 24 '22

Finger guns. Pew, pew.

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u/wynnduffyisking Sep 24 '22 Wholesome

That’s because Nicholas Cage sold all the good ones in the 90’s

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u/zma924 Sep 24 '22

“There are over 550 firearms in the Russian military. That’s one firearm for every 12 conscripts. The only question is… do we even arm the other 11?”

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u/Comfortable-Artist68 Sep 24 '22

This is gonna go so well...

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u/droolingdonkey Sep 24 '22

It will. Imagine how many youtube careers this will start of ASMR videos renovating and removing rust from old military gear.

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u/MeanEntertainment644 Sep 24 '22

Putin be like: “Russia is the most technologically advanced military in the world…. We just can’t store 40 year old weapons correctly and since we’re out of the other ones we’ll just issue these… but don’t forget, we are the most technologically advanced military in the world…bwahahaahaa”

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u/awmanwut Sep 24 '22

TFW you sold all your good backlog to Big 5 Sporting-goods

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u/prtysmasher Sep 24 '22

I like how Putin bragged this week that their weaponery is “vastly superior” to NATO’s lol.

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u/MeanEntertainment644 Sep 24 '22

Exactly/ his stuff is the best. It is an AK, it might work? might

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u/from_the_east Sep 24 '22

Scary part is that they putting the weapon straps on.

Even Reddit knows that they should at least try to strip and clean the weapons first.

They are so fucked.

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u/kalesaji Sep 24 '22

Can't strip these guns, the dust inside is structural.

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u/Wilshire_Burbunsen Sep 24 '22

Load bearing rust

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u/mailception Sep 24 '22

That's some metro level shit.

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u/prtysmasher Sep 24 '22

Metro’s weapons are in better condition lol.

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u/Morepork69 Sep 24 '22

“Rustian” weapons…

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u/BGM1988 Sep 24 '22

The ISIS terrorist where better equipped 😅

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u/Affectionate_Most_64 Sep 24 '22

In ruZZians defense, ISIS terrorist also had better logistics, communication, food, sleeping quarters, morals, hygiene, IQ, etc. /s

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u/Penki- Sep 24 '22

And reasons to fight even if they were fucked. Even Russians dont know why they are at war

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u/Puzzleheaded_gtr Sep 24 '22

You must be joking! Good lord

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u/HayDiosMio- Sep 24 '22

Spray and pray but literally this time lmaoo

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u/planetes Sep 24 '22

AKs can take a lot of shit but this may be a bit much

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u/bb4fh Sep 24 '22

Yeah you can drop it in a pond, pick it up and its fine, but if you leave it in that same pond for a couple weeks it'll be a different story.

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u/Hadleys158 Sep 24 '22

Ukraine must have bombed their Cosmoline factory early on in the war :P

Seriously though these look like they are taking the weapons off the dead on the battlefield.

How can they not even have enough AKs for this? They should have had hundreds of thousands in war stock reserves, someone has been stealing weapons wholescale!

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u/Towerhack Sep 24 '22

Have been lived in USSR times, I can see how: they have warehouses and storages for equipment, all are counted for as functional on paper, no one is taking care of the things stored though. I had a Russian lady as a neighbor and she once said: "Где русские, там Бардак", meaning: where there are Russians, there is a mess/disorder. I am not surprised the mentality of how to do things, including warehouse management, has not changed at all since Soviet times. It has to look good on papers, the quantities matter, not the condition. And "upper eshelon" knows they have ALL the quantities of everything. Meanwhile everything is rotting, rusting, molding. And then they hide the truth and blame whatever/whomever. Taking responsibility over mistakes: does not come with the DNA package.

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u/DetectiveBirbe Sep 24 '22

I don’t really understand how this is possible either. They must have been planning for this war for years. They had oil revenue and also manufacture the damn guns they’re using. How can they not have stockpiled 5 million modern weapons by now? This is so strange.

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u/TheComplimentarian Sep 24 '22

They planned to roll right over them, and be home in six weeks.

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u/whatsgoing_on Sep 24 '22

If by early on in the war you mean the 1960s…then yes

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u/conerflyinga Sep 24 '22

"But commissar why do you give us potato's instead of real grenades?"

"Because real grenades' are valuable more then your life!"

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u/DeltaSierra_96 Sep 24 '22

Ah, the good ol' days of COD2. chefs kiss

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u/Elegant_Blood_9102 Sep 24 '22

Now i need to ply the first's Call of Duty again ,i remember playing when i was 16 and the ruskian part every time sounded so stupid :))

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u/JulianZ88 Sep 24 '22

The Volga river bank assault in the Soviet mission

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u/Mirathecat22 Sep 24 '22

The potatoes are probably more valuable than their life now too

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u/wifeslutLisa Sep 24 '22

Drunk with broken guns. Well they won't last long.

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u/lazboy105 Sep 24 '22

They are supposedly banning alcohol, so they won’t even be drunk. Things typically haven’t gone well when alcohol is banned.

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u/PUSClFER Sep 24 '22

What's worse? Going into war with rusty AKs while drunk, or going into war with rusty AKs with dry drunk syndrome?

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u/Independent-Slide-79 Sep 24 '22

„Superior weaopns“

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u/the__duke Sep 24 '22

They unlocked the “rust” skin.

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u/estrangedpulse Sep 24 '22

Seriously how hard is to have rifles which are in good condition? Like I get that they don't have good tanks or planes but fucking guns? I wouldn't be surprised if North Korea's army is better equipped at this point.

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u/Imacad Sep 24 '22

Seriously how hard is to have rifles which are in good condition

mate. the probably got these out of a storage container that was last opened sometime around 1960.

must have been out in the open and rusted through for water to get inside and get under the cosmoline over the years.

This is what you get when you fill the ranks with corruption and don't pay your soldiers so they will sell anything they can get their hands on to eat.

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u/Comprehensive-Mud373 Sep 24 '22

Wonder how many that will disintegrate in their face under training. Surely blinded recruits gets a free pass home, right?

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u/Randomized_Emptiness Sep 24 '22

Just shoot in the direction of movement, igor and now hold this position!

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u/yeayeaok Sep 24 '22

An AKM isn't the most ideal modern rifle in the best of situations...but this!? These guys are fucked, and the 300,000 that come afterwards are still deeper in the shit. Funny thing is, I bought a bunch of ex-soviet surplus spare parts and bakelite grips/laminated stocks from the Chechen war that were beat to hell and look awesome, but is still 1,000% better than what we're seeing here. This is rubbish. I wonder if they didn't sell off and export to collectors most of the stuff that was in any sort of decent condition, and now they're left with this junk?

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u/Imacad Sep 24 '22

The have sold off all the good stuff to you Americans and various African warlords for decades.

They have scraped the bottom of the barrel and all they have left is this rusted, rotten shit.

I'd love to see the condition of the rifling in the barrels.

these things are going to blow up in the operators faces.

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u/eidetic Sep 24 '22

The have sold off all the good stuff to you Americans

There's actually been a ban on Russian imported weapons for quite a while. I mentioned in another post my dad was contacted about 10-15 (maybe even longer at this point) about importing 10k SKS rifles into the US. But they weren't able to work around the import ban, and the Russian didn't want to sell the parts that could be imported piecemeal. I believe the ban was specifically on the receivers, but I could be wrong)

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u/Everkeen Sep 24 '22

Here in Canada you can get a nice sks for under $300. I got mine at a pawn shop new in box with the strap, clips, etc. Built in 53 according to the receiver stamp.

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u/2020Dystopian Sep 24 '22

Looks like they’ve been marinating in conscript tears for some time now.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Straight outta Mordor

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u/ScootysDad Sep 24 '22

Oh Shit! You're going to die!

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u/Imacad Sep 24 '22

lol, so they sold all the good AKs to Americans and African warlords.

now that they need weapons from storage, all that they have left is vintage stuff from probably 1960 or earlier than has not been stored properly as seen by the rust and rotten wood.

I'd love to see the condition of the rifling inside the barrels.

I wonder how old the ammo will be? and just as rusted I assume.

these poor bastards are going to get slaughtered.

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u/JulianZ88 Sep 24 '22

Holy shit. I've seen militias in Africa or SE Asia armed better.

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u/thongaxpru Sep 24 '22

Russian big brain moment. You can't shoot your commanding officer if your gun doesn't work...

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u/TheEpicMoon Sep 24 '22

New issue weapons! You should be happy. Sergey got last years model. It was two rocks and a stick. Get on the bus.

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u/noxnoctum Sep 24 '22

Of all the things I'd think they have plenty of it'd be AKs.

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u/GeorgiaPossum Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I'm not even a gun owner and that hurts my soul to see.

I feel a little bad for the soldier to be honest to be treated that way but the worse he is off the easier time Ukraine will have.

Well, lets hope they do the smart thing and surrender.

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u/NOgoodSmartass Sep 24 '22

Noo not the indestructible AK

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u/Funny_Ad_3614 Sep 24 '22

I wouldn't use those. They may explode in your hand probably not immediately but still.

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u/Spiced_out Sep 24 '22

That would be a blessing (for ruzz soldiers) if they did during training, prior to deployment.

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u/surumesmellman Sep 24 '22

AK47 from Wish (or North Korea)

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u/Flamekebab Sep 24 '22

North Korean AKs are milled rather than stamped if memory serves. They'd be much nicer than these!

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u/HolyRomanEmpireSPQR Sep 24 '22

And the next part is they have to pick it up from a dead comrade

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u/MeccIt Sep 24 '22

Meanwhile in Ukraine: 2014 vs 2022 https://i.redd.it/awvbqz7oijp91.png

UAF are handing in their well looked after AKs for NATO weapons

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u/chromax8 Sep 24 '22

By the time they are actually deployed onto the battlefields, their numbers might have dwindled to less than 50% as most are either in the hospital for injuries or death resulting from exploding bullets in their faces.

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u/dottydot123456789 Sep 24 '22

This has got to be propaganda! No army would survive using these. The soldiers would just rebel and go home.

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u/ImOffDaPerc Sep 24 '22

AKMs and 47s, bet they sold all their non rusted inventory to the middle east... have to do a buy back, that's tough

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u/BoRIS_the_WiZARD Sep 24 '22

Here I thought the Libyan rebel with a toy gun was in bad spot?

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u/Waffel_Fett Sep 24 '22

Still waiting for Putin to show his "new" and "state of the art" stuff.... Any day now

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u/RepublicMCMXCVI Sep 24 '22

I feel like this actually a good thing having 300 k conscripts going to war.

  1. It will only add to the already constrained supply chains by the Russians.
  2. Winter is coming they won't any gear or equipment for it again constraint on supply chains.
  3. They won't be effective in combat very little training or any at all.
  4. This is where 300k people will see the reality of war and how their government is corrupt and incompetent.
  5. Once their body bags are sent homes even Russian propaganda wont be able to deny that this war is not worth it.

I hope they are sent to the front lines this winter or even sooner.

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u/binkstagram Sep 24 '22

https://www.businessinsider.com/7000-unclaimed-dead-russian-soldiers-left-in-morgues-ukraine-says-2022-4 they're not repatriating their dead, because then they'd have to make a payment to the family, and people would realise they are sending their loved ones into a meat grinder.

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u/kandoras Sep 24 '22

But that's a lie you can only keep up for so long. If Little Timofey doesn't send a letter home for six months they're going to start to suspect something.

And it's a massive PR hazard as well. What if he had the equivalent of his driver's license on him and the Ukrainians send a death notice before his own government does, as well as adding "We offered to return his remains to you, but Putin told us to fuck off."?

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