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Old 04-04-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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Strange uniform with H&S buttons

What is this uniform?
According to the current owner it came from a collection of former KGB officer's son, true or not, it indeed came from the former SU. The problem is, that when I saw this buttons, my first thought was "not soviet". Also the uniform cut looks so.
This was supposed to be diplomat/advisor tropical uniform, nut as I said - doesn't look soviet at all. The buttons look different from any former East Bloc buttons I have seen.
Any thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

Al-Muell,

IMHO, definitely NOT Soviet.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

Cuban ?

Any markings on the backs of the buttons?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:07 AM   #5
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

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Cuban ?

Any markings on the backs of the buttons?
From what I know - none.
I thought of Cuba as they had something similar in cut, but the only metal cuban buttons I have seen were with their state symbol. I don't know if they ever used h&s on military stuff.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

Ethiopian, I guess.
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

On the other hand, foriegn "volunteers" and "advisors" have worn the uniforms of their host nation since before the Spanish Civil War. So ostensibly this could have belonged to the soviet serviceman while he was in ethiopia causing mischief there. Of course that requires a bit of faith in the base story....
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Re: Strange uniform with H&S buttons

Would have never guessed that:wow
Thanks:thumbsup
So I presume it's from Mengistu's period?
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So I presume it's from Mengistu's period?
Yes, of course.
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