TELNYASHKA SIZE NOTE:
This telnyashka vest (Russian: тельня) is an undershirt horizontally striped with white and blue lines. There is also long sleeve form of this shirt available in our store. It is an iconic uniform garment worn by the Russian Navy, the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) and the Russian marines. Dating back to the 19th century Imperial Navy, it was subsequently worn by the Soviet successors of these troops.
Telnyashkas with stripes of certain colors traditionally designated to the particular troops. For example: light blue stripes are worn by VDV paratroopers and GRU Spetsnaz (posing as VDV). Different colours are matched with other military departments accordingly.
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