‘RACE OF HE­ROES’

Taken: 14 MAY 2016

History of War - - WAR IN FOCUS -

The crew of a T-80 tank per­forms dur­ing a Rus­sian sports event called ‘Race of he­roes’. Held an­nu­ally since 2013, the mil­i­tary con­test con­sists of a race along an ex­treme ten-kilo­me­tre cross­coun­try ob­sta­cle course. Per­son­nel com­pete in pla­toons to fin­ish the course in the fastest time, while be­ing ser­e­naded by blank fir­ing from tanks and other ve­hi­cles.

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