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Tankspotting in Moscow

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Tankspotting in Moscow
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 9:38 PM

Here is the link

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32588868

Sorry that a link is not "live", it was explained somewhere how to do it but I can't find it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:50 AM

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:45 PM

Check out the banners behind the red star on some of those vehicles. Is that a new style marking they're using, or do you think it's just for the parade? Interesting....

Chris

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:56 PM

Chris, I take it you mean the orange and black stripes. That is the St George Ribbon. It first appeared in the late 1700's as part of the Order of St George.  Its commonly used as a part of a lot of military decorations and has a strong association with WW2 due to it being used as the ribbon on the Great patriotic war victory medal, hence its application on vehicles taking part in this parade.

It has come to more prominence in the last year as the ribbon is worn by the Russian separatists in the Ukraine.

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:31 PM

You are a fount of knowledge, Bish. Thank you!

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