Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

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Re: Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

Post by SNiiP3R » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:19 pm

Sadly, you won't find any Soviet rations, unless someone has an old box sitting in their garage somewhere. But even then it would probably never see the light, since Russians don't have garage sales. I can assure you that 95% of all rations were eaten, because of the food shortage back then. So, chances of finding one are slim.

You see, back in the Soviet days combat rations were taken home by the army personnel. They would write them off as expired or damaged. Officers and generals would take the rations home in boxes, with enough cans to feed a group of 20. Often they were taken to be sold to civilians. Yes, the soldiers were given their share of course, but unlike here in the states, combat rations were always running low on stock, because of theft.

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Re: Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

Post by Bypah » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:41 pm

I'm reviving this post which I consider very interesting specially when I'm a history teacher and a "russophile". :mrgreen:
I found this article and it kind of sums up how the Soviet Union fed their armies. 8)
Enjoy!
здоровье! 8)

"The Red Army generally fed its troops with portable field kitchens- but these kitchens were almost always located several miles from the front, so a soldier from each unit would be tasked with walking to the field kitchen and bringing food back for his comrades. This must have been more than a little inconvenient, and I imagine that there must have been several instances where the lone soldier was killed on his journey, leaving his unit hungry."

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Re: Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

Post by Bypah » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:57 pm

This article although talks about the Russian Federation Forces still represents how the Russian soldiers are fed. Their menus are remnants of how the USSR used to feed their troops . :|

https://www.reckontalk.com/russian-army-food-facts/
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Re: Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

Post by Bypah » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:01 pm

Found this interesting article of how the Soviets troops were fed after WWII and during the Cold War days....Enjoy! :mrgreen:


"After the Great Patriotic War, Soviet forces continued to be on a meal plan that included organized field kitchens when on campaign or in training, group feeding rations (consisting of mostly tinned goods and dry foods for preparation by squads of soldiers) and generalized “mobile” individual rations when on campaigns.
These individual rations were, in many cases anything but. Large cans of soups, spreads and fish/meat conserves were issued, which normally could not be logically divided. This was somewhat OK under the primary Warsaw Pact doctrine of using massed mechanized forces, where at least the crews of vehicles could conduct joint cooking, but caused grief in all situation where troops were either operating dismounted from their vehicles, or had to operate away from re-supply for several days at a time.

Troops specializing in dismounted ops were issued with a stunning array of canned, dehydrated and condensed foods, but never with any consistency. From intelligence evaluations of kit carried by Soviet Bloc “Advisors” in Southern Africa, for example, it is obvious that the higher on the “special Ops” food chain troops were, the more suitable to their mission their ration packs would become.

While basic enlistees in mechanized forces or ground support roles were found to carry locally baked bread, bottled drinks and some form of canned meat, special units such as Spetsnaz had actual purpose-built rations.

In the early 1980’s such specialist rations included:

-The canned bread/biscuit ration from the East German “E- Päckchen”
-Canned Meats/Fish ranging from corned beef to more traditional Russian dishes
-Malted Milk Tablets
-Vitamin Tablets/Chewable fruit candy
-Tubes of Condensed Milk (These were, in many cases, purchased from various sources, including NATO countries!)
-Iodine-based water purification tablets (in tiny brown bottles with a white label)
-Emergency ration bars (both Russian and East German versions were used) "
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Re: Rations of the Soviet Union and Warsaw states

Post by [ex-Member1] » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:30 pm

this is something during the war in Afghanistan


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