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Uniforms and Equipment of the First Chechen War is a handbook for reenactors and collectors, who are interested in the described period. The book revolves around a huge collection of high-quality photographs that illustrate fighters of the conflict in topic. It tracks the adaptation of the regular Soviet and early RusFed militia to the challanges of the era.

This is one of the Best books on the First Chechen War


Hundreds of recreated impressions depict soldiers of the army and MVD units, as well as Chechen fighters.  Authentic practices and variations are exhibited and described in unprecedented detail. Accompanying texts narrate the soldiers’ lives in the gruesome reality of the conflict.


The book covers the following topics:

  • Conscription and basic training

  • Early days of the war

  • First assault of Grozny

  • Everyday life

  • Big events and operations

  • Support units

  • and more!


Our manuscript is tastefully presented in a contemporary style and generously illustrated with full-color images on photo-quality paper. Two international teams collaborated for over a year to create hundreds of exact depictions of soldiers. We have interviewed dozens of veterans and analyzed tens of thousands of documentary photographs to ensure the validity of the material presented. Quality was our highest priority.

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