News, but not the serious kind
You didn’t hit your head hard enough! Roll again!
Blog Guy, you write a lot about Krasnoyarsk, that place in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown. But what I find interesting is, you haven’t given many details about their military training over there.
Rest assured, it’s as goofy as everything else in Krasnoyarsk.
Look at this photo above, showing students in a military club being deployed by a pick-up truck. They learn to roll out of the back onto their head.
Ouch! That’s gotta hurt! Do they learn marksmanship, too?
Of course. In an unusual twist on normal sharpshooter training, they try to hit some guy’s fingers when he holds them over a traditional target. I’m pretty sure not a lot of people want his job.
I see they learn to use pistols, too. I can’t help noticing that the kid shooting in that photo has an abnormally large head. What’s that all about?
Think about it. That’s what happens when you…
Ah. When you roll out of a moving pickup truck a lot of times.
Bingo. You may be ready for a visit to Wackytown….
Top: Students of the Scorpion youth military club participate in an on-the-run jump exercise from a pick-up truck as they take an exam on the Defender of the Fatherland Day, south of Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 23, 2011.
Right: A former paratrooper officer points at a shooting mark during an examination session.
Right: A student of the club shoots as he takes an exam.
REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin