Russian army gets creative when it comes to troop shaming (16 PHOTOS)

The Russian army, going back to the days of the Tsar, has always had an eye peeled for goofball Ivans who need a little creative discipline in the ranks.

One of the first million-man armies in modern history, the Russians have always had to stretch a ruble when it comes to training. But on the bright side, they seem to have a lot of trees around their army depots, which tends to provide a wealth of corrected training implements.

Found with a cellphone so made to carry an Army-issued one.

Found with a cellphone so made to carry an Army-issued one.

Caught without bayonet so given a loggish sword that looks like it belongs in a Link game

Caught without bayonet so given a loggish sword that looks like it belongs in a Link game

Don't complain about having to hump an RPG

Don’t complain about having to hump an RPG

Caught smoking

Caught smoking

Meet Dimitri, he likes to smoke

Meet Dimitri, he likes to smoke

Russian soldiers apparently really like Kent brand ciggys

Russian soldiers apparently really like Kent brand ciggys

Showed up for formation without his AK

Showed up for formation without his AK

Ditto

Ditto

Not to be outdone in the corrective guidance department, the U.S. military has been known to dish out a little when needed.

Don't lose your CAC card

Don’t lose your CAC card

Moppin the rain

Moppin the rain

Sometimes, its an art form

Sometimes, its an art form

Don't fall asleep and leave your vehicle unsecure

Don’t fall asleep and leave your vehicle unsecured

Yup, mowing the parking lot. Got the Safety Belt tho

Yup, mowing the parking lot. Got the Safety Belt tho

Saying no to the CSM

Saying no to the CSM

 

The infamous "Mail Buoy Watch" in the Navy

The infamous “Mail Buoy Watch” in the Navy

Recruit of Indianapolis on 'mail buoy watch', 10 Mar 1943.

Which apparently has been around for quite some time.

Hat tip Weird RussiaU.S. Army WTF Moments!, Reddit and the U.S. Navy Historical Command.