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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    Is that Russian soldier even 17?
    There were hundreds of thousands of teenagers younger than 18 years old fighting on the Soviet Side. When villages ran out of men, they would send their sons. My grandfather started fighting at 16.5 years old, first just with the partisan unit out of the surrounding small towns/villages, but then he joined the army.

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    I respect you Russians but I am skeptical of your leaders. Don't worry. I don't think much higher of ours either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    I respect you Russians but I am skeptical of your leaders. Don't worry. I don't think much higher of ours either.
    Just stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeroyiDnepra View Post
    There were hundreds of thousands of teenagers younger than 18 years old fighting on the Soviet Side. When villages ran out of men, they would send their sons. My grandfather started fighting at 16.5 years old, first just with the partisan unit out of the surrounding small towns/villages, but then he joined the army.
    My grandfather enlisted at the age of 16 by faking his passport so that it said he was 18. Luckily he was stationed on the Manchurian front and did not go through the Eastern front meat grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    Is that Russian soldier even 17?
    you remind me these guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeroyiDnepra View Post
    There were hundreds of thousands of teenagers younger than 18 years old fighting on the Soviet Side. When villages ran out of men, they would send their sons. My grandfather started fighting at 16.5 years old, first just with the partisan unit out of the surrounding small towns/villages, but then he joined the army.
    Mine's too. He started in his 15 with partisans in Belorussia.

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    nice to see you here sairagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitchup View Post
    you remind me these guys.
    If you are meaning the American army was composed of "men" then yes you are correct.

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    February 14, 2012. TV Zvezda. Russia, Ulyanovsk Region. Training in the 31st Airborne Brigade. No comments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    If you are meaning the American army was composed of "men" then yes you are correct.
    No. I mean, that you and almost every US-kids just don't know what is real war is, and what is right and wrong on history photos. The multi-million army fighting on own territory will have about 5000-10000 of non-adult followers, just because army can supply them with food and clothes(uniform).

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    Bloggers tour to "Bespokoyny" Baltic Fleet destroyer (staying and awaiting for modernization), Baltiysk





    More photos - http://www.ridus.ru/news/22716/

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    Quote Originally Posted by void View Post
    My grandfather enlisted at the age of 16 by faking his passport so that it said he was 18. Luckily he was stationed on the Manchurian front and did not go through the Eastern front meat grinder.
    void, please excuse my curiosity, but stories of WW2 were always a fascinating topic for me - did your grandfather later on participate in August storm? because I've heard that the men who took part in this operation were mostly picked from experienced units from German front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raden5 View Post
    February 14, 2012. TV Zvezda. Russia, Ulyanovsk Region. Training in the 31st Airborne Brigade. No comments.

    what is the fast attack vehicle at 1:03? details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by themacedonian View Post
    what is the fast attack vehicle at 1:03? details?
    Afaik it is a selfmade vehicle ,build by this man : http://ra.spetsnaz.su/wiki/Anatolij_...lavovich_Lebed

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