Back in 1999 while serving as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army, I was deployed to Kosovo where my unit (1st MP Co.) worked along side a Russian Airborne unit.
One day one of the Russian soldiers and I decided to trade watches. I gave him my $20 Wal-Mart special (complete with stopwatch and timer) and he gave me this.
It has sat in a box for 15 years until now, since I have decided to learn more about it. I have been looking at many Russian watch forums and have yet to find one exactly like it or even very close remotely similar when it comes to the face of the watch. But after exhaustive internet searching I have come to believe that it is a Vostok Komandirskie that depicts St. Nicholas and the Cathedral bearing his name.
This watch has no visible brand name but does have the "big bird" design on the back. The band appears to be a thatched brown leather.
ANY info you all could give me would be greatly appreciated!