Russian military stops issuing soldiers with cigarettes, offers candy instead
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Russian military stops issuing soldiers with cigarettes, offers candy instead

30 Jul, 03:37 PM

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Dmitry Bulgakov has announced that the Defense Ministry will no longer purchase cigarettes for soldiers, Russian website Gazeta.ru reports.

“There are no cigarettes in our new military allowance. We have replaced cigarettes for the army with caramel candies and sugar. However, we can't prohibit smoking completely. If a soldier wants to smoke, he will have to buy cigarettes with his own money at a store during his period of leave,” Bulgakov said.

Bulgakov also announced that all Russian officers will change their footwear by 2013.

“We have developed special office shoes for officers. They are lightweight shoes made of high-quality leather, which let soldier’s feet breathe. Women’s boots will be substituted too. Now we will distribute refined shoes for our beautiful military women. And, of course, the unpleasant naval jacket with a high collar will be replaced by a convenient sweater.” Bulgakov said.

The famous Russian kersey boots will remain part of the men's uniforms, but will only be used for work.

“We will start to distribute high quality shoes made of injection molding material instead of kersey boots. The Defence Ministry will continue to issue Kersey boots until all the ones in stock have been used up,” Bulgakov said.

 


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