By / December 7, 2023

Russian Bucket Bongs and Ukrainian Drones: Soldiers Shot Down

During the Ukrainian Russian conflict, an unusual event occurred, drawing attention to disciplinary problems in the Russian army and the effectiveness of Ukrainian drone operations. A group of Russian soldiers, taking a break, decided to relax using cannabis. However, their tranquility was abruptly interrupted by an unexpected attack by a Ukrainian drone.

For more news like this, along with all the latest in legalization, research, and lifestyle, download our free cannabis news app.

Problems with Discipline in the Russian Army

Russian soldiers, using a makeshift device for smoking cannabis known as “vodnyk”, which is also known as “smoking from a bucket” (a bucket bong), unknowingly became an easy target for a Ukrainian drone operator. This incident highlights the issue of lack of discipline among Russian armed forces.

Recruits often come from marginalized sectors of Russian society, leading to a mix of criminals, alcoholics, and cannabis users instead of disciplined soldiers. Such behaviors not only weaken combat effectiveness but also increase the risk of self-destruction due to careless or risky conduct.

russian soldiers smoking

Effectiveness of Ukrainian Drone Operations Against Russian Forces

On the other hand, this incident sheds light on the growing effectiveness of Ukrainian drone operations against Russian forces. The precise attack on the Russian soldiers, who were in a relaxed state, demonstrates how drone technology is changing the face of modern warfare. Ukrainian drone operators show high dexterity and the ability to exploit moments of enemy weakness.


This event, while seemingly tragically comical, is a serious reminder of the consequences of Russian soldiers’ lack of discipline in the conflict zone. It is also evidence of how modern technologies, such as drones, play a crucial role on the contemporary battlefield.

This incident becomes a symbolic example of the challenges and realities of modern warfare. On one hand, there is the issue of discipline and soldier preparation; on the other, the increasing importance of technology and modern methods of conducting warfare. Although this event may seem isolated, it reflects broader problems and challenges faced not only by Russian and Ukrainian soldiers, but by any side in modern warfare.

(Featured image by Alessio Soggetti via Unsplash)

DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third-party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of, its management, staff, or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.

This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.

First published in Fakty Konopne, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.

Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.

Comments are closed for this post.