In Russian training for Special Forces and Army, you are required to be also prepared for SOE (Spontanious Olympic Events). After a long day, officers pick on random soldiers/operators, and make them perform Olympic events (Such as Cross Running, Tramplene Jumping, Javelin and even Bycicling), incase the Inspection groups from the WEST show up unexpectedly.
This was always also used for blending with SPORTSMEN during secret operations. They would quickly drop off their KLMK, and mixed camos, and strip down to shorts, and a tshirt with a Personal Number, and pretend they are running cross country. Very useful in Chechnya and other hot spots.
Great pics! But someone ought to buy these guys some bergens... The vershmeshok (spelling?) is a great rucksack in it's beautiful simplicity of design, but I wouldn't want to use it on long operations.