New Russian Military uniforms from Valentin Yudashkin
A military uniform is a conservative thing and hard to change. This is why famous designers were asked to come up with something new. One of the inventors of the famous budyonovka, a long-skirted greatcoat with blue and red stitching on the breast, was the artist Viktor Vasnetsov. It recalls the dress of the mighty heroes from Russian folklore.
The main requirement of the latest Russian military uniform was practicality. This criterion didn't use to be of prime importance: at various times in history the Russian soldier has been arrayed in an awkward shako (a stiff headdress with a metal plate in front, a high crown and a plume), or tight buckskin breeches, or a hussar's pelisse. All were architectural excesses when it came to battle.
The appearance of a new military uniform is invariably prompted by a change in ways of conducting military operations and in the conditions of service. This in turn leads to the use of new techniques.