when i was in the senior service and not in the army, we went to Russia.Saw some conscripts. It was like Belsen.
told they get one shower a week.Taken out every day for run in uniform, back on board, no shower, no change of kit.Beasted, and guarded by NCOs with AKs to stop them running off. No contact with locals either.
2meals a day, soup and a stew type thing.Looked as though they were shitting themselves silly.I dont blame them either. Totally in awe that we could actually get drunk,and have banter with each other and relaxed between men and officers.
Bad consequences later when a Russian Commander beat the shit out of a junior officer for losing a vodka drinking contest with one of our guys even though it was so obvious they were sipping water every other go!!!