Whilst I'm not going to deny that that is a possibility, I find it hard to believe that somewhere there is a Russian budget holder who has managed to convince his superiors of the necessities of funding an attempt to influence a bunch of old farts who drank West Germany dry and reminisce about That Rifle, DPM and putties. Christ, some of the members here remember ammo boots!
They must have more roubles than sense.
My Best Boots were double soled... and gleaming... wore them with puttees too - while cutting a dash in tartan hosetops and KD/OG shorts!
Now... umm... what's the topic?