My interest lies directly within the transitional period from the older style uniforms to the new Spetsodezhda uniforms which occurred in the early 1980's and lasted well into the Russian Federation before being fully phased out of service. The most interesting thing about the Spetsodezhda uniform design is that it was a departure from its predecessors and set the stage for all Soviet uniforms that would follow.
Anyway now on to the uniforms!
1st Pattern Spetsodezhda dated 1984:
2nd pattern Spetsodezhda Dated 1988:
2nd pattern Spetsodezhda winter weight left dated 1991 right dated 1988:
Still unidentified Spetsodezhda oversuit no tags no markings but the quality points to it being of soviet origin not some made up thing as suggested in Dennis Desmond's book:
Now on to headgear:
Spetsodezhda Panamas right is 2nd pattern dated 1991 right is first pattern (only pins up on one side) and dated 1986:
Spetsodezda Beret dated 1984:
Spetsodezda visor caps both dated 1984 right field used left in mint condition:
Spetsodezda kepis (I have a few) various dates 80's to early 90's:
Last but not least Soviet border guard visor caps 1980's dated: