Soviet Airborne Troops Nesting Mess / Canteen Kit with Original Cloth Cover dated 1990.
The aluminum kit includes canteen, cup and mess tin. Shows Soviet factory mark on the bottom of the mess tin. There is a quality control stamp and maker on the inside cover showing a 1990 date of manufacture.
The kit is in excellent condition, apparently an unissued item from Soviet military surplus. There are some minor dents to the top of the canteen and light scuffs to its exterior, but this probably came from storage rather than the actual use in the field. Connecting chain for the screw top is intact. The cover is immaculately clean and sound.
Canteen / mess kits of this model were issued only to elite troops, usually airborne Spetsnaz. Original Soviet era issues are getting harder to find, especially in excellent condition.