At Epic we take customer service very seriously, you can call us on our UK number, and we answer emails quickly. Check out our Facebook page to see what our customers say! Although older Soviet era camouflage patterns and uniforms continued to be issued and worn by some Russian military personnel for years to come, by 1990 a plan was already in place to issue a completely new camouflage pattern for conventional forces. Introduced around 2004, the SS-leto (SS Summer) pattern is heavily influenced by WW2 German SS oakleaf pattern camouflage. The style of uniform is called Partizan. The summer version of the pattern features loam, dark brown sandy yellow shapes on a moss green background, and reverses to a subdued version. The pattern is now called Берёзка ( Berezhka ) (birch tree) and is certainly based on the original design. Numerous color differences have been produced from a variety of companies, mostly marketed by commercial suppliers. An early term for these patterns was Бутан or butan (butane which was reputedly adopted from the project name assigned to the camouflage development program in the mid-1980s. This pattern has continued in use with some units of the Russian Armed Forces.
Of these, the oldest pattern to see widespread use was the solnechnye zaychiki (sunshine rays) KLMK uniform, which has continued to be worn by some Russian special forces, as well as reservists, Engineer Cossack units of the Russian Army.