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There is a Surprising Amount of Russian Ratnik Gear on eBay

Russia began evolving the weapons and gear their infantry were using in 2013 as part of an ongoing program known as “Ratnik” that translates as “warrior”. Gone are the days of throwing poorly trained and equipped soldiers into battle. What they are developing rivals any modern first world military force.

6B45 Ballistic Vest
6B6 Tactical Vest
6B47 Helmet
6sh117 All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

In researching about Ratnik for a blog post I just did, I was surprised at how much gear has already found its way onto eBay. It goes to show how efficient the surplus market is I suppose plus that the program has been in effect for nearly six years at this point.

What can you find on eBay? In digging, I have found:

  • 6B38 MPL-50 Shovel
  • 6B38 60L RAID Backpack
  • 6B50 Ballistic Goggles
  • 6B51 Knee and Elbow Pads
  • 6E1 Water Filter and Pouch
  • 6E4-1 Watches
  • 6E4-2 Watches
  • 6E6 Multi tool
  • 6SH117 Tactical Vest
  • 6M2 Active Hearing Headphones
  • FSS-014 Flashlight
  • GSSH-01 Active Headphones

There are also a lot of hats, coats, uniforms, gloves and more. So, if you are wondering where you can find the modern Russian Ratnik gear, you definitely need to check out eBay and I created a live link to eBay where you can see posts that you can order:


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$45.00
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 20:30:07 PDT
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Russian Army Original Shovel RATNIK: 6b38 MPL-50 new generation! NEW!!!

$24.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-13-2019 0:38:22 PDT
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Russian Military GSSH-01 RATNIK Active Headphones for Shooting

$39.00
End Date: Friday Apr-12-2019 2:28:15 PDT
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Original Russian Army GSSH-01 RATNIK (VKBO) Active Headphones for Shooting

$46.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-20-2019 7:11:47 PDT
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Original Russian Army Military Flashlight FSS-014 Ratnik

$29.90
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 20:50:18 PDT
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Original Tactical Vest 6SH117 Ratnik Russian Army. Digital Flora. Full Set.

$255.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-16-2019 6:16:57 PDT
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NF-10 Military Filter for Water Original Russian Army !!! Part of Ratnik Kit 6e1

$27.00
End Date: Friday Mar-29-2019 8:57:49 PDT
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NEW Russian Army GSSH-01 6M2 RATNIK Active Receivers Headphones for Shooting

$62.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-16-2019 12:49:50 PDT
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NEW Russian Army Survival Knife Multitool 6e6 Ratnik with Pouch

$61.00
End Date: Friday Apr-5-2019 15:54:48 PDT
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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original! NEW!!!

$112.89
End Date: Sunday Apr-7-2019 1:02:18 PDT
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Russian army Spetsnaz 6E6 Multi-Tool Folding Knife (equipment set «Ratnik»)

$75.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-28-2019 9:19:19 PDT
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Russian Military NF-10 Filter Part of Ratnik

$23.00
End Date: Friday Apr-12-2019 3:02:49 PDT
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Russian army active headphones 6m2-1 with MICROPHONE included in Ratnik kit

$88.00
End Date: Wednesday Mar-20-2019 8:00:08 PDT
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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original!

$112.50
End Date: Saturday Apr-6-2019 4:59:03 PDT
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Russian camouflage VKBO suit Ratnik Camo thin fabric army IZLOM Spetsnaz MVD

$82.00
End Date: Monday Apr-8-2019 6:27:40 PDT
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6E6 Russian RATNIK Battle Combat Knife (MultiTool) ORIGINAL ARMY ISSUE by SАRО

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-31-2019 13:54:08 PDT
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ORIGINAL RUSSIAN ARMY CLIMATIC-AMORTIZATION PLATE FOR BODYARMORS RATNIK! NEW!!!

$31.30
End Date: Tuesday Apr-2-2019 2:49:42 PDT
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Russian Ratnik 6Sh122 tactical protective gloves. ALL SIZES!

$36.00
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 6:34:39 PDT
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GSSh-01-01 6m2-1 Russian army ratnik active headset converted KENWOOD

$170.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-9-2019 23:48:54 PDT
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ORIGINAL MULTITOOL KNIFE 6E6 “Ratnik” RUSSIAN ARMY! + POUCH in EMR DIGITAL FLORA

$75.90
End Date: Monday Mar-25-2019 4:50:40 PDT
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6B50 Original Tactical Goggles of Russian Army Ratnik Kit With Pouch EMR Digital

$79.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-17-2019 3:00:01 PDT
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Headset Russian Army GSSH-01-01 (6m2-1) Ratnik Kenwood Connector Original

$140.00
End Date: Sunday Mar-31-2019 2:21:31 PDT
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Russian camouflage Suit VSR-98 flora Ratnik Shirt Jacket Pants Uniform Old Flora

$79.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-9-2019 3:16:33 PDT
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Russian Digit Military Army Floating RAID Backpack Ratnik 50L Soldier Rucksack

$129.90
End Date: Sunday Mar-31-2019 12:03:42 PDT
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Russian camouflage military vkbo Winter Jacket Camo Digital flora new Ratnik

$97.00
End Date: Saturday Mar-30-2019 8:31:32 PDT
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6M2 Russian army Spetsnaz Headset system with active hearing GSSH-01 RATNIK

$59.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 23:26:24 PDT
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Cover for Russian helmet 6b47 Ratnik EMR color NEW

$24.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-10-2019 4:37:19 PDT
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Russian army Ratnik watches model 6e4-2 antishock waterproof antimagnetic SILVER

$105.00
End Date: Friday Apr-5-2019 15:17:04 PDT
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Ratnik Authentic Russian Army knife Multitool 6E6 + Pouch EMR Digital Flora NEW

$74.95
End Date: Sunday Mar-31-2019 10:46:46 PDT
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ORIGINAL MULTITOOL KNIFE 6E6 “Ratnik” RUSSIAN ARMY! + POUCH in EMR DIGITAL FLORA

$89.99
End Date: Tuesday Mar-26-2019 16:24:07 PDT
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Russian Army Ratnik dual-sided reversible camouflage suit 6SH122. L/XL-5,7" New

$100.00
End Date: Monday Apr-1-2019 12:20:38 PDT
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ORIGINAL RUSSIAN ARMY 6B51 Knee Pad & Elbow Pad SET Ratnik. Digital Flora

$87.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-6-2019 6:20:41 PDT
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Original Russian Army 6Б50 Ballistic Goggles 6B50 Ratnik New with MOLLE Pouch!

$78.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 12:46:52 PDT
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Russian Army Summer Suit RATNIK VKBO in Digital Flora. BTK Group! NEW! Size 48/5

$60.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-9-2019 1:46:50 PDT
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Russian original Ratnik watch 6e4-1 military watch VKBO, Russian army watch New

$97.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-18-2019 4:59:54 PDT
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Russian army Ratnik 6b50 tactical ballistic goggles with pouch

$87.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-4-2019 16:52:33 PDT
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NEW Russian army Ratnik watches model 6e4-1 (waterproof antishock antimagnetic)

$117.00
End Date: Monday Apr-8-2019 4:39:23 PDT
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RATNIK Replica Russian helmet 6b47 + cover gift

$57.00
End Date: Wednesday Mar-27-2019 2:40:55 PDT
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Russian camouflage VKBO 4 layer Ratnik Camo wind water protection digital flora

$89.00
End Date: Saturday Mar-30-2019 7:52:33 PDT
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Russian original Ratnik knife 6e6 military multitool VKBO Russian army knife New

$74.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-14-2019 3:06:00 PDT
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If you find this post useful, please either buy something using one of the links to eBay and Amazon. With Amazon, if you click on one of our links and then buy something else – even unrelated stuff like clothes, electronics and groceries – we get credit and it would be hugely appreciated. Doing something like the above will help us fund continued development of the blog.


Photo source: By Vitaly V. Kuzmin – http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/524, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29469738


The Russian Ratnik Program – The Evolution of the Future Infantry Combat System

In past blog posts, I have featured the modernization efforts of the base Kalashnikov rifle that resulted in the 5.45×39 AK-12. What many people do not know is that this was just part of a much broader Russian program to create a future infantry combat system. The name of this program is “Ratnik” (Ратник) that translates as warrior.

While R&D started ear;lier, prototype Ratnik kits for the first generation components were delivered in 2013. Firearms, optics, communication, navigation, uniform, load bearing and body armor elements were accepted into service on October 23, 2014. Approximate 200,000 sets were delivered by September 2017, and 100% adoption is estimated in 2020 of the Ratnik-2 system. Ratnik-3 hasn’t been released yet but the suit will include a powered exoskeleton to improve strength, speed and stamina.

Overall, what you are seeing is a concerted move away from the Soviet doctrine of volumes of relative untrained and marginally equipped armed forces personnel (all branches exclude Spetsnaz) to that of a professional modern force of trained and well equipped soldiers.

Soldier with an AK-12 rifle with a blank firing adapter. He is wearing a 6B45 ballistic vest, 6sh117 lightweight individual carrying equipment, and, 6B47 helmet.

Soldier with an AK-12 rifle with a blank firing adapter. He is wearing a 6B45 ballistic vest, 6sh117 lightweight individual carrying equipment, and, 6B47 helmet. 6B50 Protective goggles, 6B51 knee and elbow pads were part of Ratnik also.
Better view of the 76B47 helpes with covers and the 6B50 eye goggles.
This is the 6B46 tactical vest
Improved communications capabilities.

The Videos

The following video is in Russian but affords the viewer a really good opportunity to see the Ratnik-1 and -2 equipment first hand.

The following is a brief video showing Russian Paratroopers doing drills in Pskov.


If you find this post useful, please either buy something using one of the links to eBay and Amazon. With Amazon, if you click on one of our links and then buy something else – even unrelated stuff like clothes, electronics and groceries – we get credit and it would be hugely appreciated. Doing something like the above will help us fund continued development of the blog.


Please note that any images shown were extracted from the videos and remain the property of their respective owner(s).


atacs fg gorka ratnik ghille pants russian 32x31

$45.00
End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 20:30:07 PDT
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Russian Army Original Shovel RATNIK: 6b38 MPL-50 new generation! NEW!!!

$24.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-13-2019 0:38:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
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Russian Military GSSH-01 RATNIK Active Headphones for Shooting

$39.00
End Date: Friday Apr-12-2019 2:28:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.00
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Original Russian Army GSSH-01 RATNIK (VKBO) Active Headphones for Shooting

$46.99
End Date: Wednesday Mar-20-2019 7:11:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $46.99
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Original Russian Army Military Flashlight FSS-014 Ratnik

$29.90
End Date: Thursday Apr-11-2019 20:50:18 PDT
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Original Tactical Vest 6SH117 Ratnik Russian Army. Digital Flora. Full Set.

$255.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-16-2019 6:16:57 PDT
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NF-10 Military Filter for Water Original Russian Army !!! Part of Ratnik Kit 6e1

$27.00
End Date: Friday Mar-29-2019 8:57:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
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NEW Russian Army GSSH-01 6M2 RATNIK Active Receivers Headphones for Shooting

$62.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-16-2019 12:49:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $62.00
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NEW Russian Army Survival Knife Multitool 6e6 Ratnik with Pouch

$61.00
End Date: Friday Apr-5-2019 15:54:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $61.00
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RUSSIAN MODERN ARMY SLEEPING BAG "RATNIK" Original! NEW!!!

$112.89
End Date: Sunday Apr-7-2019 1:02:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $112.89
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