According to the pictures of the mission Soyuz MS-03, the crew is wearing a new "Sokol" space suit. The previous crew was still wearing the 1980 "vintage" KV2 version.

Soyuz MS-03 crew before launch Soyuz MS-02 crew before launch

Any information about this new model?

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    $\begingroup$ This question is attracting close votes for being too broad. Have you done any research yourself? Do you have specific questions about the suit? $\endgroup$
    – user10509
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 10:24
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    $\begingroup$ Yes there is some information -1) there are at least two known photographs, and 2) the suits are off-white in color with blue trim, 3) they can be used to maintain pressure in a vacuum if used correctly, for limited periods of time, 4) they are designed and manufactured in Russia. Can you narrow your question - this one seems too broad and open-ended. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 14:42

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As far as I understand this is just a new overcoat as an additional insulation for cold environments, underneath wich they still wear their usual Cокол suit. It consists of several pieces which can easily be removed by opening some velcro strips.


And http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz-ms-03.html


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