The Soviet “Lifchik” (Russian for brassiere) chest rigs are clearly based on the original Chinese design which was commonly encountered by the Soviets during their Afghan War.
Shorter webbing straps at bottom are attachment points for a Poyas B VOG grenade belt (was not found with this item). East German AKM sling was added to reversibly expand harness length.
Ends of straps have white material with blue markings:
Tabs are leather:
White fabric reinforcement at tops of pound on inside:
Stamps on back:
Unsure if chest rig is original or reproduction for now (as of April 7, 2019, waiting on positive, cite-able proof of either case).
Same materials and very similar features as Sample 1, but more wear and tear.
Leather tabs for magazine pouches:
Also has white material on inside lip of pouches.
On back side.
Cloth tabs at bottom are not white with blue markings like Sample 1.