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Although it just looks like I found an excuse to post an old photo of hot shirtless dudes, there actually is interesting stuff behind it. OMSBON stands for Otdelnaya Motostrelkovaya Brigada Osobovo Naznacheniya (Separate Mechanized Brigade of Special Purpose). The main tasks of these brigades was to get behind enemy lines and disrupt supply lines as well as form partisan movements. One of the most interesting parts was the personnel, big part of which consisted of sports athletes, firemen, NKVD cadets and others who were in great physical shape. In addition, the brigades were almost 100% armed with submachine guns and everyone had a handgun of some sort, German weapons were a common sight. As these forces were commanded by Main Intelligence Directorate or NKVD, they weared NKVD uniforms, though sometimes standard red army uniforms to blend in with other formations.