Russia Just Imported More World War II Era T-34 Tanks Than They Will Buy New T-14s This Year

thedrive.com - 01-09

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The Kremlin just got a shipment of dozens of the iconic, but obsolete vehicles from Laos, and plans to put them in parades and movies. In a three-way deal also involving Vietnam, Russia has taken delivery of around 30 World War II-era T-34/85 tanks from Laos. These tanks will take part in public parades, be installed as museum pieces, and maybe even end up in state-sponsored movies and other media. Though the exchange certainly taps into national pride, it may be hard to ignore that the Kremlin looks set to receive more examples of these historically significant, but hardly combat worthy vehicles this year than it will of its new T-14 Armatas.