The commonly used spotted camouflage pattern on the military uniform and military equipment surfaces was patented in 1939 by the artist Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine (spot-by-dynamic camouflage or chameleon method). He was born in Kherson in 1888. After studying in Odesa and St. Petersburg, he moved to France in 1912. Beside camouflage pattern, Baranoff-Rossine invented photo chronometer – a device that determines quality of precious gems – as well as a machine for production, sterilization and bottling of Multiperco fuzzy drinks for which he received several international awards.

Nataliya Zakashanska