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This Russian digital camouflage pattern was presented to President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin at the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on 28 January 2008. It retains the colours seen in Flora, with the addition of a very small amount of black. [Image: Military Photos.]

Russian digital camouflage
Russian Federation

The current Russian military uniform was adopted under the presidential decrees of 23 May 1994. The uniform was intended for personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and other services, such as the Foreign Intelligence Service (Russian: Служба внешней разведки, trans. Sluzhba vneshney razvyedki, SVR), the Federal Counterintelligence Service (Russian: Федеральная служба контрразведки, trans. Federal'naya sluzhba kontrrazvyedki, FSK), the Border Guard Service of Russia (Russian: Russian: Пограничная служба России, trans. Pogranichnaya sluzhba Rossii, PSR) and the Presidential Security Service (Russian: Президентская служба безопасности, trans. Prezidentskaya sluzhba bezopasnosti, PSB).

The decree on military uniform and insignia was amended twice: once in January 1997 and again in March 2002. The changes were intended to bring military insignia into line with State symbols, as well as to perpetuate and develop historic traditions of Russia's military heraldry.

In May 2007, however, Defence Minister Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov (Russian: Анатолий Эдуардович Сердюкóв) raised the question of changing the military uniform entirely. As a result, internationally-renowned fashion designer Valentin Abramovich Yudashkin (Russian: Валентин Абрамович Юдашкинnew) was commissioned to revise the image of Russia's armed forces.

The fruits of Yudashkin's labours were presented to President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Путин) at the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство обороны Российской Федерации, trans. Ministerstvo oborony Rossiyskoy Federatsii) on Monday, 28 January 2008. The uniforms on display included designs for enlisted soldiers and generals; for winter and summer service; and for men and women.

The fact that professional models were hired to show the women's uniforms seems to have attracted far more attention than the fact that the Russian Federation seems set to jump aboard the digital camouflage bandwagon.

This Russian digital camouflage pattern, which was also presented for Putin's appraisal, is a four-colour design. It retains the colours seen in Flora — for which reason it is sometimes called 'digital Flora' (Russian: дигитальная Флора, trans. digital'naya Flora) — with the addition of a very small amount of black. It is a low-contrast design, and its effectiveness as a camouflage pattern is the subject of much debate.

The Deputy Minister of Defence, Army General Vladimir Isakov (Russian: Владимир Исаков), is alleged to have said that the Russian military shall migrate completely to the new uniform by 2011.

camouflage data

1cm grid

Russian digital camouflage

Specimen of Russian digital camouflage

Specimen kindly supplied by Military Photos

Actual size: not known

also known as:
  • Digital Flora (Russian: дигитальная Флора, trans. digital'naya Flora).
country of origin:

Российская Федерация

National flag: Russian Federation

Russian Federation

used by:
  • Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Russian: Вооружённые Силы Российской Федерации, trans. Vooruzhyonniye sily Rossiyskoy Federatsii).

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