The T-34s from Laos were bought in 2019 for use in parades, museums and films.
“The equipment transferred by the Lao side is planned to be used during the Victory Parades in various cities of Russia, for updating museum exhibits, as well as for making historical films about the Great Patriotic War,” according to the Russian defense ministry.
I doubt if anyone would give them insurance at any price.
You’re only allowed to drive them once a month.
Does that mean they can only be driven on weekends?
Yep. They’re going to lose the element of surprise!
To church, by a little old babushka.
That’s because Putin is trying to re-boot history (in some instances with actual boots on faces).
“Comrades, we attack at 0400. Wait, no, that’s 0300. Or was it 0400 Moscow time?”
Sadly, not necessarily parody. This is the Russian army we’re discussing.
Who said parody?
I think it’s just that you don’t want to get shaving stubble everywhere on your sub. It’s kinda like glitter. Hard to get rid of, especial if you are in an enclosed space. And of course beards have a long tradition in the submarine services, as anyone who has seen Das Boot will confirm
Ukrainian officials are breaking new ground — and possibly reshaping the future of cyberwarfare — as they seek to convince the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to investigate whether certain Russian cyberattacks could constitute war crimes.
…since Russia used cyberattacks to support its kinetic military operations that targeted Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and civilians, the digital attacks should also be considered as war crimes against Ukrainian citizens.
“When we observe the situation in cyberspace we notice some coordination between kinetic strikes and cyberattacks, and since the majority of kinetic attacks are organized against civilians — being a direct act of war crime — supportive actions in cyber can be considered as war crimes,”