How DMB is deciphered

The origin of the term

DMB is an acronym that stands for “demobilization”. This concept is the opposite of “mobilization”, i.e., the transfer of the armed forces and economy of the country from peaceful to martial law.

Mobilization in the original sense of the word was not carried out in modern Russia. In the Russian Federation there is an annual conscription for military service, but it is impossible to consider mobilization. Domestic troops were mobilized, for example, during the Great Patriotic War. Accordingly, in 1945, the authorities of the USSR declared demobilization.

Despite this, the term “demobilization” continues to be used by Russian military personnel who have done or continue to perform military conscription. By DMB, they mean the process in which a person is discharged into stock at the end of their life of service.

However, dismissal in stock does not amount to demobilization. The two terms denote different processes and have significant differences. Demobilization is a broader concept, it refers to an entire country.

DMB in the modern army


abbreviation DMB has received a modified read in the army environment. The word “dembel” is used as a derivative of the term. It is used in relation to the serviceman who finishes his term service or has already resigned to the stock. Sometimes the dembelm is called the process of dismissal of the serviceman (care for the dembel).

The very reduction of DMB the military often uses when tattooing on one’s body or in other forms of artistic creativity. There are many army songs where this acronym is used, and in 2000 in Russia the comedy film “DMB” dedicated to army service was released.

Traditions of return from military service

In the Russian Federation and some states of the former USSR dismissal in stock is accompanied by a holiday. “Dembels” are met with scope, especially in the countryside. The meeting involves different rituals that the servicemen themselves have come up with.

One tradition is the tailoring of the “Dembel” uniform, in which a person who has served returns home. It is subject to additional attributes (chevrons, axelbants, etc.), which is indicative of the special status of the former serviceman. At the same time, such uniforms can be worn both on the last day of service and after quite a long time.

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