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What feed conscripts today?

What feed conscripts today?Many Russians have already managed to form a stereotype that in the army they feed badly. Indeed, there have been times when the defenders of our Fatherland, even in peacetime, were forced to eat what could hardly be called food. Today the situation has changed dramatically. In many military units in the menu of servicemen serving on conscription, a variety of dishes are included, which quickly allow you to recuperate and stock up on energy. In the diet began to include salads, recipes which include numerous ingredients, which earlier soldiers could only dream of.

In this article we will talk about how soldiers feed in military units of Russia today. We don’t have to talk about all the parts without exception, so we’ll consider a variant of the famous Taman Division (two brigades with its components).

The first thing that immediately catches the eye in the dining room is a large monitor on which the soldier can see the menu for today. In this case, the menu indicates not only what dishes the soldiers will feed, but also the name of the cook who was directly involved in the preparation. Here is the menu of a typical day in the canteens of Taman brigades.

We begin, naturally, with breakfast.

Soldiers are offered for breakfast pasta boiled with green peas, sauce and sausages. The total mass of the dish is 456 grams. In addition to the main course, natural ground coffee with whole condensed milk, cheese, white bread and butter is offered.

Lunch looks impressive and quite in a restaurant.

Soldiers are offered an ear with salmon or borsch with potatoes from fresh cabbage (optional). As a side dish, soldiers have the right to choose either meatballs with a sauce with millet porridge or braised pork in gravy with buckwheat cereal. In addition, brigade chefs offer a salad of carrots and cabbage, dried fruit compote, garlic (for the prevention of SARS) and two types of bread.

For dinner, soldiers in the dining room expect dishes such as stewed potatoes with canned fish, a loaf with butter, bread, tea with sugar.

As you can see, with such a grocery set for poor nutrition, a modern soldier complains about sin. If one of the current recruits thinks that they are “being fed poorly,” then they should talk with their older comrades or relatives who have served in the military before. The comparison will be quite deafening.
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  1. buga1979
    buga1979 10 February 2013 09: 16
    Yes, many people after the army can’t eat pearl barley
    1. AlexxxNik
      AlexxxNik 10 February 2013 09: 24
      pearl barley is not the worst, we ate liquid cabbage and thick cabbage, but the third dish did not come out of cabbage)
      1. alex popov
        alex popov 10 February 2013 12: 00
        And in July, we once ate something like 2 weeks in a row instead of the second one, from a potato meal with water and margarine (ersatz puree, terrible dregs). 1996 year.
        Anything happened. I also remember the "salad" of chopped radish with carrots, fatty lard instead of goulash, buckwheat (HOLIDAY !!! Hurray !!!) and liver for February 23.)))) I still hate barley porridge, but barley porridge from briquettes with still Soviet stew, at the landfill, yes, "with a smoke", then, at minus 28 seemed a delicacy. I remember that we were chopping bread for us then with an ax and we thawed it in the "dining tent" over hot tea.))) Well, in general, I lost the habit of bread and butter after the army for a very long time ... I couldn't do it any other way. By the way, I noticed that it was after the army that I began to eat in 3-5 minutes on the run. I still eat like that, if not at a restaurant or at a party. "A habit developed over the years" (c)
        In general, in the army a lot depended on the outfit in the dining room and the duty officer in part.
        When we had normal officers on duty, those on duty in the canteen and, in general, all the canteen personnel were "ipli" so that we had meat in goulash, sweet compote and strong tea. And the oil cutter once in the attic was hiding from Lieutenant Colonel V. for XNUMX hours, when he fell under a hot hand, having burned with "saved oil". "Got a slight fright," just removed. And he could have gotten noble people, there were precedents.)))
        Oh, there were times. I remember with nostalgia sometimes. )))
        1. AlexxxNik
          AlexxxNik 10 February 2013 13: 35
          yes, the one who survived the 90s in SA did not scare dysentery
          1. Zeman
            Zeman 10 February 2013 15: 21
            97 years old. Dzerzhinsky division. In the summer, they fed them boiled unsalted zucchini. Like piglets straight. And "vegetable stew" dreams of nightmares.
            The gloomy genius shares the recipe. Sauerkraut falls into the vat, brought to a boil. Add half a bag of flour, stir. Serve hot to the table, because even pigs did not eat cold.
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 10 February 2013 17: 10
      Quote: buga1979
      Yes, many people after the army can’t eat pearl barley

      You know, after an urgent one, it didn’t even occur to me to have pearl barley, however, as before the army. wink
    3. rpek32
      rpek32 11 February 2013 02: 23
      Quote: buga1979

      Yes, many after the army can’t eat pearl barley

      I personally, on the contrary, only after the armored club respect winked
  2. Belo_biletnik
    Belo_biletnik 10 February 2013 09: 19
    I remember the guys in the military unit lived in competitions, in one of the strategic missile forces near Tagil. We were fed fairly well, mashed potatoes. A sergeant was assigned to us, looking at it, sighed bitterly and sentenced that we would leave for two weeks and then they would sit on stewed cabbage.

    And a couple of years ago, next to our workshop, five soldiers dug a foundation pit, the commander of them brought 6 boiled potatoes for the whole day and that’s all ... Our guys fed them who were better than doshiraki and stew wink

    So in this PR something is hardly believed .... But maybe something is changing for the better repeat
  3. Recon
    Recon 10 February 2013 09: 33
    He wrote more than once that food became better ORDER, both in at least several parts of the Airborne Forces where I served, and in the Air Force Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where I serve now. I don’t presume to speak for the whole army, but wherever I go (I often go to competitions) everywhere they feed quite tolerably, ESPECIALLY if compared with what it was literally a couple of years ago. Everything is relative. Those slops that we were treated during our military service, and it was difficult to name food. Nothing, they ate like nice ones ... So now it's generally a sin to complain. Mom’s pies, of course, will always be tastier ....
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 10 February 2013 10: 13
      Quote: Recon
      Everything is relative

      Quote: Recon
      Mom’s pies, of course, will always be tastier ....

      That's for sure! I remember the elder returned from the army .... The younger at the table began to twist his nose, and the older one to him; "Everything that mom has prepared is DELICIOUS !!! And you can't even imagine HOW!" Since then, the youngest ate everything without speaking. And after he served in the army ...
      1. alex popov
        alex popov 10 February 2013 12: 02
        Quote: Egoza
        "Everything that mom has prepared is TASTY !!!

        GOLD WORDS!!!!!!!!!!! Amen.)
  4. Belo_biletnik
    Belo_biletnik 10 February 2013 09: 37
    A funny bearded joke about \
    The issue of Russia's participation in NATO is being discussed.
    Well, on the sidelines, two generals are talking - ours (RG) and NATO (NG).
    WG - Our soldiers are provided with food for 2000 Kcal per day!
    HG - Well, so what? We provide our own for 4000!
    RG - Well floods, NATO punks! Where has it been seen so that a soldier can eat two bags of rutabaga in one day ?? !!
  5. zevs379
    zevs379 10 February 2013 10: 14
    And I remember how they fed in CA - for breakfast, porridge with meat sauce or mashed potatoes with fried fish tea, butter 20 grams white bread. Lunch soup, porridge salad with meat or pasta with kampot gravy or jelly / jelly tried not to drink, there was a bike that was added to bromine / almost homemade patties on holidays. Dinner fried fish and mashed tea. No one thought there was enough bread. On Sundays in the morning + 2 boiled eggs.
    Young loved to take bread with them - pockets with sand sewn up passed)))). Personally, I felt hungry for the first 2 months, then everything was never malnourished by huge nations - a table for 10 people - a 6-liter first tank and a 4-liter tank for the second. Once they gave mashed potatoes from dry potatoes, no one ate. Standards of allowance hung in each company and in the dining room. He served 84-86.vch 61207 commanders Colonel Galagan and Tarous good officers never heard a mate from them. In general, nothing bad to say, I don’t remember.
    1. sedoii
      sedoii 10 February 2013 10: 49
      Zeus, back on Sunday, two sweets. Cinema, Saturday and Sunday. And taking into account that on weekends 30% were dismissive, but they didn’t reduce the ration, the soldiers were eating off in full. At the winter households. works (it was) additionally gave lard with bread in the field.
      1. alex popov
        alex popov 10 February 2013 17: 22
        Quote: sedoii
        At the winter households. works

        "You don't scare me with a dry ration, after Afgan my stomach is able to digest nails." Captain Martynov. This is after the "slightly overdue" dry rations were issued at the exit to the landfill. There they ate mushrooms, potatoes, cabbage, beets and other riches of the neighboring collective farm field. Spices from a beach package and cubes "galinablanca" were considered a delicacy.))) I never dreamed about lard, but what they brought with us ended in 2 days.) I remembered these shooting for a long time.)
  6. ammunition
    ammunition 10 February 2013 10: 15
    Yeah .. The menu in the article is .. fellow In the same 73-m regiment .. in Taman. in 80. Even on big holidays. and then! it was worse.

    Fine. With a well-fed soldier, you can ask the service to the fullest.
    If earlier the word - (impossible) was absent .. But now - even more so. laughing
  7. Atlon
    Atlon 10 February 2013 10: 20
    There will be no "deafening" comparison. The Army has ALWAYS been well fed, and the main thing is balanced. The norms are not invented by the chefs, but by the institute of nutrition. Of course, there were separate parts where food was sealed, but this was not massive. I myself served from 1988 to 1990. During my service I changed three parts. One near Moscow (Shchelkovo), two in Ukraine (Konotop). My friend served in the Baltic in 1987-1989, another served near Astrakhan 1989-1991, cousin brother 1992-1994, there are other testimonies. We were fed normally everywhere.
    1. Recon
      Recon 10 February 2013 10: 33
      most importantly, satisfying wassat
    2. alex popov
      alex popov 10 February 2013 12: 09
      A lot depends on the officers, including and duty on the part. The satisfaction is the same on paper, but in reality, they stole cars. We had cases when the warrant officers who defended the dezh. In the dining room, the cradles were weighed when they caught someone with butter, then with meat, then with sugar.
      By the way. In 1997, we went to Bogdanovich to warehouses, received meat, pork, from a special guard, stamps on it were dated 1969 ...
  8. biglow
    biglow 10 February 2013 10: 30
    I served at the beginning of the 90s, they fed well by the end of the service, there was even overweight, and I only ate in the dining room, there were no packages, there was nothing. The truth was served in the Strategic Missile Forces
    1. alex popov
      alex popov 10 February 2013 12: 13
      And almost everyone had excess weight. Especially the duckweed suffered. You can’t pump them up. True, 2 blockheads served with us, thin as the French near Smolensk. They ate three throats, no less than all, but could not gain weight. as they say, they worked on the toilet. )
      1. Region65
        Region65 10 February 2013 14: 27
        apparently they had worms :)
        1. alex popov
          alex popov 10 February 2013 17: 15
          Quote: Region65
          apparently they had worms :)

          Not!) As our platoon commander said, this is such "prostitution". With a height of 178, weighed 70 kg. At the same time, when it came time to pass the standards for kettlebell lifting, stsuki, they also managed to throw off a couple of kilos and pass them to the 1st category for weight up to 70.
    2. Region65
      Region65 10 February 2013 14: 35
      in 1996, I was 16 years old, I was still a shkolota) we had a military sports club ..... 15 km from the city there were military units (rocket launchers, tanks, flyers .. in short everything in a heap) well, we went they fired ... they shot, they drove volleyball with the soldiers in the volleyball well, and then, as it should be, they tried the soldier's porridge in the dining room :)))) 17 years have passed, I still remember what we treated :) mashed potatoes with beef gravy ... .that we put it was necessary to call beef with half-sweet and mashed potatoes :) because more than half of the plate was taken up by huge pieces of meat and just a drop of mashed potatoes))) the first one was naturally BORSCH :))) with meat :) it also had to be called not borsch with meat and meat with borsch :))) because the same story as with potatoes))) the whole plate was one whole meat and a bit of broth with cabbage)))) they gave me a drink (as the hero of the comedy Ryazanov said - A COMPOT ?????) they gave ... orange juice .. I recall that I was 96 years old))) devastation, hunger :))))) well, after the canteen we all smoked out on the street and chatted with the servicemen we stand ... not a fig I say they feed you here! it’s straight for slaughter :)))) and the guys say - you guys, come to us more often for shooting, so that we would be fed more often here :)))) window dress was shorter)))))))) well, and In the coming years, only a few complain about food in the army)))) they are fed normally, it’s not at the grandmother or mother’s place to grumble :))) that’s what they began to switch to soya substitutes, becoming like ruminant cattle from the USA and NATO is certainly in vain ..... products should be natural, not plastic with rubber in seasonings.
      PS I’ve personally just sat on a navaga for two years (who knows what kind of animal it is, it will understand me) .. fried navaga, stewed navaga, boiled navaga, meatballs from navaga, meatballs from navaga ... and from a side dish to this navaga only two options - potato (thanks for at least natural) and pearl barley :)))))))) but naturally compote)))))
      1. alex popov
        alex popov 10 February 2013 17: 16
        Navaga is tin. especially cutlets. ) Faced.)
        1. Region65
          Region65 10 February 2013 17: 29
          here it is))) for sure - TIN!)))
  9. sedoii
    sedoii 10 February 2013 10: 40
    As I understand from the article, the soldiers' diet has deteriorated. For breakfast, macaroni with soy sausage, in an hour nothing will remain in the stomach from this. For lunch, borscht with "potatoes", that is, empty soup and meatballs, from a positive salad. For dinner, canned food with potatoes (similar to powder). And what has improved? Monitor with menu.!? Compared to my years of service (82-84), even worse. And this is in the famous Taman division, in ordinary units, things will be even more sour.
  10. Recon
    Recon 10 February 2013 10: 47
    By the way, there is an opinion that the size of the staff of a military unit has a very big influence on the quality of cooking. after all, it’s much easier to cook dinner on a regiment or battalion than on a brigade / division.
    1. Hleb
      Hleb 10 February 2013 11: 00
      this is very important because constant heartburn in the army is not uncommon
  11. StraNeek
    StraNeek 10 February 2013 10: 57
    As can be seen from experience, basically, all new trends take root only in parts located near large settlements, where it can be provided without problems and where it can be controlled. And what to do at the "points", where is the nearest village as far as the moon? what
    1. Region65
      Region65 10 February 2013 14: 25
      to cooks and commanders of a bug in the TORETS insert)))
  12. serezhasoldatow
    serezhasoldatow 10 February 2013 11: 54
    It all depends on the unit commander. Will take a rollback, they will eat badly. It all depends on the conscience of commanders and commanders
    1. Region65
      Region65 10 February 2013 14: 24
      in Sakhalin at the end of the 90s, the commander of a motorized rifle unit in Aniva (I will not name of course)))) so that a soldier would feed his soldiers directly on the territory of the unit, would arrange a pigsty, a cowshed, a caterpillar, a chicken coop ... also a small salty production workshop herring .... sold, there weren’t starving people, and the soldiers were loosing money from production ..... what can I say - at that time, even in the colonies and prisons, the authorities had to keep livestock and poultry. In general, in fact, a lot depends on the fathers-commanders, even now, when financing is at a normal level - if they steal, then eat rice with water for epaulettes, and if the command is normal - everyone has full and satisfied))))
  13. saf34tewsdg
    saf34tewsdg 10 February 2013 12: 15
    Imagine, it turns out that our authorities have complete information about each of us. And now she has appeared on the Internet Very surprised and scared,
    my correspondence, addresses, phone numbers, even found my nude photo, I can’t even imagine from where. The good news is that the data can be deleted from the site, of course, I used it and I advise everyone not to hesitate
  14. Region65
    Region65 10 February 2013 12: 30
    Many Russians have already managed to form a stereotype that in the army they feed very badly .... I don’t know, I don’t know :)))) even in the hungry nineties no one came back from the army thin :) all ryahs were wider than the butt :) well-fed :))))) well, unless you count then the Russian Islands in the Far East and some other places :)))
  15. Mikado
    Mikado 10 February 2013 12: 50
    sausages with sauce, coffee with condensed milk, borscht - in which country did I serve then?)) True, I saw borscht once and even ate it on the day when the commission came from Moscow. They ate everything they gave, and ate cleanly, everything was edible, even pickle, which I do not like, and he ate immediately swallowing without disgust. The only thing that went badly was if you came across too dry buckwheat or pearl barley, then there was a feeling that the fraction was eating, it was constantly stuck in the throat, especially in the summer in the heat of the night. And the cooks stole bags, but this already depends on the unit commander.
  16. Romch
    Romch 10 February 2013 12: 57
    In many military units, a variety of dishes are included in the menu of the military men who are conscripted, which quickly restore their strength and stock up on energy.

    And it should be in all, but not some, in the article this word was replaced by many.
  17. Volozhanin
    Volozhanin 10 February 2013 13: 09
    Last January, I talked a little with a guy (DMB-2011, autumn), Strategic Rocket Forces, I don’t know the place. He said that they were fed mainly with rice and a little pearl barley.
  18. Navuxonastupil
    Navuxonastupil 10 February 2013 13: 37
    GSVG, Wünsdorf, autobat of the Group’s headquarters, 1976-1978. Without food they fed no worse, only the monitor was smaller, they put dirty dishes into it ... soldier
  19. DOMINO
    DOMINO 10 February 2013 15: 10
    all complaints about food in the army come only from the spoiled pets of mothers and grandmothers, beloved granddaughters and sons, accustomed to having those around them at the table run around on the half-bent ones, with a guilty air of "what would you like to have a bite to eat?" looking into your mouth, they say, "tasty-whether" or like it or not ... Normal men always EAT EVERYTHING that is offered, especially in the army, where they never stopped galling. I always ate rough and harsh army food with appetite and did not and do not feel any disgust for barley, or for yachts or anything else. I have always loved and respect all cereals. Goulashi yes ... they were a bit fat, sometimes just fat. but these are trifles. In our unit, we had a good sea northern ration (2002-2004), and as the comrade above correctly wrote - EVERYONE BACK HOME HEALTHY KABANS, not skeletons. And some losers whine, who, according to the same principle, are ready to make a citizen out of the army with a TV, ice cream, a set-top box, girls, air conditioning, etc. ... Go to serve in the United States then or somewhere else, where there is no service, but a sweet dream.
  20. andrejwz
    andrejwz 10 February 2013 15: 19
    Here is a typical day's menu in the canteens of the Taman brigades
    And the menu of the Kremlin regiment as an example is weak
  21. Ascetic
    Ascetic 10 February 2013 17: 12
    In general, the quality of food and its organization does not depend on norms, buffets, outsourcing chefs, but entirely on the ATTITUDE of the PART COMMANDER to this issue, including over 30 years of experience in the army. I remember there were times that fed us on duty with dry potatoes and concentrates. chaos and theft reigned in the dining room and in the neighboring part (TRB), 6 km from us - heaven and earth in comparison. When we arrived there with the equipment for a three-year maintenance, they ate in their dining room on allowance. I remember on Friday night we didn’t go to dinner, it was too lazy in the dark and to go 2 km along the forest road in the frost. In the morning we slept through breakfast, because it was Saturday and there was no work at the position, so we went for lunch (hunger is not an aunt). So we were dumped with such portions of meat, egg tarts, butter that we were just in shock. Where did so much come from?
    The change of dining room told us that we were not at dinner or at breakfast and, accordingly, all these products that we were given were given for lunch_ And God forbid, complain to our commander that you were cheated We were in shock .. We are half an hour late and everything as they say horseradish without salt eat up
    And there, God forbid, the commander, someone complains in the dining room that unsweetened compote is right there for the entire rear contingent from the cook to the head table with the beginning food, a complete paragraph begins ..
    And in the field with food in general there was a lafa. Firstly, our own cooks, and products directly from the warehouse without "dining" intermediaries-thieves. And the forest for the Russian peasant and shelter and a house of elk, wild boar. fried crucians, nettle cabbage soup, mushrooms with berries, Lepota! The chief drivers from the shift did not want to change (especially the bachelors) already didn’t get turnips into the cockpit by the end of the shift. Guys they are all cunning as a rule. I remember in neutral the summer residents agreed to water their gardens for an ecologically clean product in the form of vegetables from the garden, on a nearby farm, for repairing the fence demolished as a result of the march (pancake turning radius), almost the entire shift was fed on "rejected" piglets allocated to us in gratitude. money "field" dripped for every day in the field. The more days the more money (and for the ensign it is sacred).
    So everywhere you need the right approach and organization
    1. alex popov
      alex popov 10 February 2013 18: 36
      Quote: Ascetic
      In general, the quality of food and its organization does not depend on norms, buffets, cooks-outsourcers, but entirely on the RELATIONS OF THE PART COMMANDER

      I totally agree. hi
  22. MuadDib
    MuadDib 11 February 2013 01: 22
    He served well from 11.2009 to 11.2010. The first time I tried pearl barley in the army. Before that I didn’t think that it was so tasty.
    1. rpek32
      rpek32 11 February 2013 02: 25
      Quote: MuadDib
      . Before that I didn’t think that it was so tasty.

      Plus. Only after the armeyka did he respect pearl barley good
  23. The polar
    The polar 11 February 2013 06: 38
    And this is in the Taman division, but what about the units from the periphery?
  24. TROG
    TROG 11 February 2013 13: 50
    A year and a half ago, my brother was sent to training in Kovrov.
    They were mainly fed buckwheat, bigus and some boiled fish. The meat was neither in the soup nor anywhere else even in the form of small molecules. Once they fed normally, even there were several types of salads, this was a test.
    Yes, in St. Petersburg they were dressed in a new uniform, they were even given thermal underwear, which was withdrawn in the training manual after the first bath.