WWII Russian PPSH Torso
"The Red Army at the outset of the war were unprepared for the scale of conflict that would ensue. Despite their large number of soldiers (6.8 million ground forces), they were disorganized, poorly equipped with outdated weapons, and suffered from inferior leadership. Despite millions of men lost or captured alongside much of their equipment, Stalin ordered a mass mobilization to try to halt the relentless German advance. Almost 30 million would be conscripted into Red Army, of which almost 12 million would be killed, captured, or missing in action. The Red army would be one of the most powerful armies in the world by the end of the war, well equipped and experienced, with some of the best tanks and artillery available, they would be instrumental in the Allied victory. "