"...The Russian Defense Ministry has begun to eliminate storage of gas masks for horses KSPF-1, created in the USSR in 1943, based on similar developments in France and Germany. According to the newspaper "Izvestia", personal chemical protection for horses lay unclaimed in strategic military department stores for half a century. Now, the military decided to get rid of them to make room. In total, to be disposed of about ten thousand masks...."
"...In the Soviet Union during the Second World War, and then the "Cold War" were developed many different types of masks, designed to protect both the service and the farm animals. There were masks for dogs, pigs and cows. As you reduce the threat of large-scale armed conflict, and then the adoption of international resolutions on the prohibition of chemical weapons the need for such protection is gone...."
I'm from Russia and in my childhood I sort of heard of gas masks for horses, but pigs and cows?... Just imagine walking across postapocalyptic landscape and suddenly seeing a silent herd of pigs in gas masks... All just standing there and looking at you... For some reason it gives me the chills... )"
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