3 thoughts on “What the Russian military symbols mean

  1. Symbolist says:

    Two German states have outlawed public displays of the letter “Z,” which has become synonymous with support for Russia’s war in Ukraine. https://www.npr.org/2022/03/28/1089229499/german-states-outlaw-z
    “As a pro-war symbol, the “Z” has been used by the Russian government as a propaganda tool, and by Russian civilians as a sign of support for the invasion. Outside Russia, the symbol has therefore been banned from public display in several states.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_(military_symbol)#International_responses

  2. Sláva Ukrayíni says:

    According to Roman Saponkov, a Russian military reporter on Telegram, a recent defeat to the Russians came due to advanced Ukrainian command & control techniques- as well as some sneaky deception.
    “The guys on the ground are reporting en masse that our tactical insignia, i.e. ‘Z’ and ‘V,’ had been applied to the enemy’s equipment, causing confusion in the first hours of combat as the front collapsed,” he wrote. “If this is true, it means the enemy has an American network-centric battle management system, where all units on the battlefield are grid-linked and marked on computers, even at company level, let alone at battalion-regiment level.”
    The implications are quite serious for Russian forces, who apparently have no real counter to such tactics.
    If true, the Ukrainian move to paint Russian markings was a bold one, and signified a trust in their friend-or-foe identification system.
    Some have speculated that the Ukrainians are using US-made troop tracking equipment, while others claim it is likely to be off-the-shelf hardware, such as Android apps.” https://warisboring.com/ukrainian-troops-reportedly-using-tracking-systems-deception-to-infiltrate-russian-lines/

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