Photographed near Golobovo, Russia in December 1941, Léon Merdjian at 15 was one of the youngest soldiers in the collaborationist French Legion of Volunteers Against Bolshevism (Légion des Volontaires Français Contre le Bolchévisme, or "LVF"). He was born at Tbilisi, Georgia, emigrated to France, and became a medic in the German army. Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-141-1291-02
A member of a ski-troop unit is posing for the photographer. Note the MP38 he is carrying, which features the old style retracting handle and the leather safety strap to fix the bolt in its forward position. Partly covered by the submachine gun are the magazine pouches, containing three magazines each.