These types of items appear on a fairly regular basis, usually accompanied by a lot of questions asking if it's proof of chemical weapons. These are parts of Soviet testing kits for various chemical agents, one of which is actually for sale on Ebay at the moment, which provides some useful photographs, including some of the items shown above
So next time you see a panic over these items on Facebook or Twitter, let them know if Ebay is happy to sell it, then it's probably not a chemical weapon.
Thanks to Dan Kaszeta for help with this post. Further posts on chemical weapons can be found here.
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