Fat American tried all the delights of the Russian army
Is it hard to be a fat soldier? Don’t know how in the US, but in the Russian army who are overweight to live, Oh how difficult. Unless you’re a General. And the more extra pounds, the harder the destiny of simple ordinary.
This story happened in 2015, when an American journalist and blogger decided to test his 100-kilogram body for strength, and willpower for hardness.
For a whole week, the fat man experienced all the delights of military service on his own skin. He ran marches, overcame the obstacle course, lived in the barracks and ate in the army canteen.
The last, think, for him was the most pleasant moment.
It was not easy for an American to undergo a week of training in the Russian Navy. You could say he tried everything. Well, almost everything.
Impressions of the foreigner after the army, albeit a week, life was enough. At the same time, he spoke very skeptically about his readiness for such a service.
But about the Russian army he had a good opinion. At least, he was pleasantly surprised by many things, because he expected to see something completely different.
For example, the American for some reason thought that the toilet is a concrete monster, standing alone on the street, with a cesspool. In fact – was quite a decent bathroom. Instead of soup in the dining room, was delicious food.
It was funny how he compared himself to Russian officers:
When I look at them, I see two cars, Ferrari level. When I look at myself , I see a clumsy lawnmower. They make me feel weak and meaningless here.
Then, after eating army service, the American returned to normal life, of course, do not forget to write an article about their ordeal in the Russian army. In General, his opinion is very positive. Both about army life, and about preparation of soldiers. Moreover, after watching our sergeants, who drove him, an American, stated the following:
One of them was very similar to Sylvester Stallone. Even gestures, facial expressions, voice. If the soldiers of the Russian army are all like that, the Russian enemies should not be afraid.
To hear such, of course, pleased. But guess what… I have vague doubts… Just as far as I understood, he spent his “infernal” week in the exemplary part.
As a journalist, and even an American, (who would not say) the attitude was somewhat different from the Russian military.
I wonder what the American would have had the impression if he had a chance to spend a “hell” week without discounts on his citizenship and work, in another, more “mundane” part, where he would be treated as an ordinary ordinary soldier of the armed forces of the Russian Federation?
By the way, the guy from 2004 to 2006 served as a volunteer in the peace Corps (Kazakhstan), then returned to the United States. But he didn’t live there long.