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In the branch of the TsVMM “Submarine D-2” Narodovolets “there is a temporary exhibition” The vest has two stripes, but how many sides? ” and blue. The exhibition has already become one of the most popular in St. Petersburg.

In Russia, the “fashion” for vests began to form, according to some sources, from 1862, according to others – from 1866. The military reforms of 1865-1874 greatly changed the appearance of the Russian armed forces, and Russian sailors began to wear Dutch uniforms, including a vest.

By the decree of Emperor Alexander II in 1874, the vest was legalized as part of the uniform of the Russian sailor. Moreover, at first, the vests were given only to participants on long trips and they were very proud and cherished.

On August 19 (old style), 1874, General-Admiral Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, who headed the Naval Ministry, issued an order approving the “Regulations on the allowance of the Naval Department commands in terms of uniforms and ammunition.” According to this Regulation, the lower ranks, among other things, were entitled to “a shirt knitted of wool in half with paper; the color of the shirt is white with blue transverse stripes spaced one inch apart. The width of the blue stripes is a quarter of an inch. “

The strips of the vest acquired the same size and width of about 1 cm only in 1912, and the composition of the material was also changed, the vest was made of cotton. The vest has remained in this form to this day. Its characteristics are determined by GOST 25904-83 “Sweatshirts and jerseys knitted naval for military personnel. General technical conditions “. This GOST defines both the composition and quality of knitted fabric for sewing vests, and its “design”.

The vest has become not only a convenient and practical item for a military sailor, but also a symbol of masculinity, valor, stamina, a true masculine character. People who quit the Navy, and in civilian life, continue to wear a vest as a symbol of their involvement in a special kind of troops.

Today, Russian law enforcement agencies use different colors of vests.

The colors of military vests for different types of troops, special forces (special forces) and the GRU were determined in the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 532 of 05/08/2005. In accordance with this document, the following types of vests were identified:

– Navy – vests with white and dark blue stripes. The same vests are worn by cadets of the naval, as well as civilian river and naval schools;

– Airborne troops – vests with white and light blue stripes;

– Border troops – vests with white and green stripes;

– Special Forces of the FSB and the Presidential Regiment – vests with white stripes and cornflower blue stripes;

– Ministry of Emergency Situations – striped vests with white and orange stripes;

– Special Forces of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Rosgvardia) – vests with white and maroon (burgundy) stripes.

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