Saturday, May 21, 2022

Burgundy vs Blue in Ukraine

In 2015 Ukrainian soldiers of the airborne troops criticized the change of their blue beret to burgundy. 

Their barracks had no heating, leaky windows and leaking roofs and soldiers scratched their heads wondering why the change of colour was the most important issue for the MoD.

Fact is that blue berets had been the standard for airborne forces during the Soviet times, but that is not a reason to "dekommunizirovat" (de-communistisize) the tradition and character of the troops — said one participant of the survey. 

The decision to change the colour was made by the MoD of Ukraine as blue is used by only 9 countries' airborne forces and burgundy by 59...

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