Disgusting Liberal Elitist
Anecdotal information can be deceptive. Infantry is deployed without artillery support by everybody at times.
I get the reason to dismiss the Russians as idiots and mindless orcs for propaganda, but it's important to not fall into the trap of believing one's own bullshit. They are not idiots.
Just for shits and giggles, here is a pro assessing the Russian attempt to take Kiev. He teaches at West Point. He clearly sees them as nowhere near as stupid as we are seeing depicted in the press, twitter pundits, and assorted cheerleaders in social media.
In related news, the Memphis Grizzlies are an NBA dynasty.