SH92 [SHTRAFBAT DIVISION] Vintage Russian Army Shoulder Bag
Re-Cycled Afghan War-era Russian Military Bread Bag. Print by MIR.
COLOR: OLIVE DRAB/BROWN
ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STRAP.
2 LARGE INSIDE POCKETS + 1 POCKET WITH MIDDLE DIVIDER.
FITS 15" LAPTOP COMFORTABLY.
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
These Soviet Army bread bags were standard issue during the Afghan War in the 70's and 80's.
On the front is the SHTRAFBAT (~shtra'afba'at) logo. It comes from the Russian term "Shtrafniye Battal'yoni" meaning "Penalty Battalions". It was the name given to the penal battalions that were drafted from various prisons and camps around USSR during World War II. Inmates were told that if they joined the army to fight the Germans and help the Motherland, then their sentences would be commuted and they would go free after the war. Needless to say that after the war was won, Stalin ordered those inmates who served in the SHTRAFBAT to be put right back where they came from, the "Zona" (prison).
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