Paratroopers' Day in pictures: former servicemen celebrate their annual holiday in Russia and Ukraine - Telegraph
How nails is the guy eating the toad, he's starting with its arse!
"The annual holiday for airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era"
Why, there contribution was.........?
Didn't really advance the idea in WW2 though, tactical situation not withstanding.
True enough, but the Soviet Union was the first state to constitute airborne forces, the first to drop airborne forces into battle, the first to include a major airborne drop in a major field exercise, and the first to totally mechanize its airborne forces. Since 1930, the Soviet Army maintained the world's largest airborne force. Today's Russian airborne is still the world's largest.
I bet one of those snazzy blue and white stripey t-shirts would look the shizzle with faded Levi's and a pair of piss stained dessies.