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The Russian streltsy (shooters) of 17th century are usually depicted in winter uniform wearing fur hats and dress. What was their summer uniform?

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  • Voted to close - trivia. – user2590 Jan 22 '14 at 7:31
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That's not the winter uniform, it's simply the uniform, and was worn in all weathers.

In Russia in the early 17th century, strel’tsy (semiprofessional musketeers) wore red caftans (coats) with a white sash. In the second half of the 17th century, they wore fur-trimmed caftans of various colors, cloth caps, and colored high boots.

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Working and summer uniforms were introduced in 1718.

-- The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979)

It's unclear if the summer uniforms were just for the navy, or for everyone, but this is the earliest date I can find for any mention of a winter or summer uniform, of any kind in any country. The Swedish 17th century Caroleans did not have separate winter and summer uniforms, for example.

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