Russkis come correct in the Arctic
Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation posted a ton of photos taken during the annual May Day military parade in Moscow marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Of course, there is lots of these.
And this ridiculously photogenic Airborne Guards officer.
But then, the Russians also made a point to highlight some new systems– all with a polar angle to them.
These included white camo’d BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, a Tor-M2 air defense systems based on the chassis of the DT-30 all-terrain tracked vehicle and a Pantsir-SA air defense systems based on the chassis of the DT-30 all-terrain tracked vehicle.
As noted by Sputnik:
The Russian army’s Land Forces Commander-in-Chief Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov earlier said the new anti-aircraft systems were capable of fulfilling the tasks of ensuring Russia’s security in the difficult climatic conditions of the Arctic, with complete absence of roads and remoteness from the bases.
Then on 9 May, the MoD posted this:
The participants of the first mass landings units and military equipment #commandos of Russia on the island of Kotelny Island in the Arctic.
Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other officials from the world’s eight Arctic nations are meeting in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the region after Trump called for more oil drilling and development….