The Russian military took from colleagues from Laos 30 T-34 tanks
MOSCOW, January 9. /TASS/. Three dozen T-34 tanks arrived in Russia, having mnogomernoi the journey by sea from Southeast Asia. The Ministry of defence of Laos in the framework of military-technical cooperation with defense Ministry of Russia transferred 30 caterpillar machines in working condition. This was reported in the press service of the defense Ministry, noting that the technique “until recently, stood the army of Laos”.
“During January of last year, the visit of Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu in Laos agreement was reached on the return of T-34 tanks in Russia — said the Russian defense Ministry. — Equipment by sea has already overcome more than 4500 thousand miles and arrived in Vladivostok. Then by rail it will be delivered in Moscow region in city Naro-fomisk”.
The defense Ministry explained that the T-34 is considered the best tank of his time, he established “a dozen records, which, apparently, will never be able to surpass”. Among them — achieving at a mass release. In the period from 1940 to 1946, was issued more than 58 thousand units of this car. However, seven decades after the end of the Second world war, the existing samples have very little.
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Transferred to the Lao side vehicles will be used during the Victory parades in different cities of Russia, to upgrade Museum exhibitions, and shooting films about the great Patriotic war.