For those who at one time held the military service associated with these cereals has a story, or even an entire era. A couple of years back the Russian, and even more Russian, Private and provide for themselves could not lose that those "bolts" or "shrapnel" as the men affectionately called this rump.
Usually, such a change in the life of an army could not pass unnoticed not only soldiers, but civilians and pure individuals. Some information-analytical agency decided to conduct a large-scale public opinion poll in which people of different professions were asked how they relate to the substitution of barley and millet on buckwheat and rice. Of course, many responding to the question, recalling his "war" when the army breakfast was hard to imagine being without either pearl millet porridge. Most of the respondents rather relaxed attitude to the planned change, but there were those who in the barley was ready to fight to foam at the mouth.
That read, pearl barley — it's a real sign of the Russian army, but at some point signs can be, and often need to be changed. Specifically and loaf highbrow ranks. Immediately he heard a word about that in spite of the infinite love of this cereal, you can not just say, do not take into account the fact that the new girl army needs and in a new diet. Proponents of change they say that the fighter should eat with relish offered food, and that sin, to conceal from the "snotty" barley porridge so not many people were and still are in ecstasy. Another thing is that not all without reason and of buckwheat porridge, which is going to introduce its place. And if you read about the rice, so it's generally almost pure product imported.
Some utter: Well, changed some other cereals, and to hell with them. Others pick up a calculator and start to figure out what it would cost today's Army cereals such perturbations. By the way, here, and without a calculator can estimate. Thus, the average cost of barley in Russia is now about 10 rubles per kilogram, and the price of buckwheat ranges from 30 to 110 (!) Per kg of the same. It turns out that even the ordinary scenario fed crap fighter for the military budget will cost 3, and then and more than once more.
Ilya Kramnik, a military expert:
Serdyukov right decision — barley, millet, oatmeal has become boring, and buckwheat, rice, pasta — more than the highest level of nutrition. As for the configuration at all, at the moment the power is transferred to the army outsourcing. In this case corruption fall hazard. Set a fixed fee by the military unit, which reduces the ability for corruption.
Misha Ginzburg, a dietician, doctor of medical sciences:
A sense of abandon solutions in the army of barley — ambivalent. On one hand, this has many cereal nutritional benefits. It has a low glycemic index, meaning it can maintain a state of satiety for a long time that the army is excellent. Leaves nourishing food. Another advantage, but economic: pearl barley there will always be cheap grains.
But at the same time, there are flaws. I, for example, barley eat occasionally, I do not really like it — coarse cereals. And to say that she has some really great dignity in the buckwheat and rice, I can not. Power without barley in plenty of rice, buckwheat — it's not bad food. For a fighter then I would be faster glad.
Leonid Ivashov, president of the Academy of Geopolitical problems:
Long since I did not eat the barley … Needs Russian, high-quality, high-calorie product. In time, a Russian institute was researching a soldier's menu. Proceeded from the fact, that was juicy, nutritious and that it was possible to keep the supplies not only for current members of the army, and for mobilization.
Oleg Tereshkina, a veteran of the Interior Ministry, Kazan:
What is it all the same for the army, if its fighting capacity is dependent on the food?
Boris Smagorinsky, the head of the Public Council of Research Affairs of the Volgograd region:
Just relish cooked piece of pork or beef. And defenders will eat well, and raise livestock.
And it can not care for more savory and nutritious diet troops. And one more attempt to stop most of the military budget funds have long pockets and forgetting about millet, and Perlovka Russian generals.
It does not seem unusual chicanery to reform the Russian army after she began using outsourcing services. In this case, hired civilian workers often work only on paper and on paper do receive their salaries. In fact, money is surely spill over to the accounts of generals' ranks, and all the work of cleaning, planting vegetables and unloading of vehicles do all of the same recruits. They are, by the way, and giving more time to the same generals to "outsource" the money to build.