Big surprise as locals find tanks in Russian forest

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Big surprise as locals find tanks in Russian forest


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Russians were amazed to discover dozens of T-80 battle tanks seemingly abandoned in a local forest, but army officials insisted there was nothing unusual about it. Skip related content
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The tanks -- nearly 100 in all -- were found near the Elanovskaya railroad station about 100 kilometres (60 miles) outside the Urals Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, the Kommersant daily reported on Saturday.


Their presence was revealed after a local news website posted a video of the tanks, covered in a deep layer of snow and resting peacefully between the railroad and the woods with no military personnel in sight.


"There are tanks all over the forest, abandoned. If you need one, come and get it," an unnamed person behind the camera says in the video posted on E1.ru, as the camera spins around to show dozens of unguarded tanks.


A spokesman for the Volga-Urals Military District, the branch of the Russian army which oversees the area, said the tanks were being transported to a storage site as part of a routine logistical operation.


"Work on their transport to the storage base is going according to plan. All the vehicles are under guard by military patrols consisting of officers and soldiers," the spokesman, Dmitry Burdakov, told Kommersant.
"It is entirely possible they could have been filmed on video. This is not a military secret, and placing a guard next to each vehicle is impossible."


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200 tanks just left like that and there are 10000 tanks as surplus........ Russia is great.
 
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What next? Nukes? Oh wait, there was some talk about lose Russian nukes.Whatever happened to that.
 

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DRDO can try Karna with T-80 hull instead of T-72. They having surplus in their godown. :D
 

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Yet another example of corruption in the country if you have seen the movie " lord of war " by nicholas cage you would know what i am saying its some corrupt transfer that went wrong somewhere
 

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Just disgraceful. Leaving two hundred T-72/80 tanks out in the forest for people to loot and steal is just incompetence. There must be some corrupt reason for them to be out there. Pretend they scrapped them and pocket the money is my guess.
 
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