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T-34 of Socotra Island

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Sometimes relics of the power and influence of the USSR are found in the most unexpected places. Such a place, for example, is the island of Socotra in the northwest of the Indian Ocean, where on the coast to this day you can meet numerous Tanks T-34 Soviet production. The island now belongs to Yemen and in itself is a unique place, even without taking into account its difficult stories. And Soviet combat vehicles only add strokes to its exotic.




Contrary to the assertions of foreign and some domestic publicists of the Soviet base on the island never existed. And he certainly was not occupied by Russia, as stated on one of the sites. It is known for certain that only once did the Soviet marines make a massive landing on the island from two BDKs, not as an adversary, but as an ally of the Democratic Republic of Yemen. This happened in May 1980, as a response to the revitalization of the US Navy in the region, which in turn was a reaction to the deployment of Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Everything is described in detail in the network sources.





For many decades in the XIX and XX centuries, the island was under British control until the very last. 30 November 1967, he became part of South Yemen, and from 1990 year - Yemen United. Social Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) has long been an ally of the USSR and Moscow has supplied this country weapon until the very beginning of the Gorbachev era. So the tanks that tourists take for Soviet (in the sense of nationality) were actually owned by the army of South Yemen. In general, tanks as a means of coastal defense have become obsolete in the 1950s, if not earlier.


T-34 of Socotra Island


Of course, plans to create a permanent base for the leadership of the USSR could not fail. In the event of a new world war, Socotra’s geographic location allowed the Red Sea to be locked tight, turning the Suez Canal into a useless toy. But these plans were not destined to come true. Due to the general deterioration of the situation in the Soviet Union and the change of geopolitical guidelines, the direction was curtailed. At the moment, Saudi Arabia, which has already occupied part of Yemen in 2015, is actively eyeing the island. According to some information, the island is occupied by the Saudis and a naval base is being built there.







On the whole, abandoned Soviet tanks all over the world are now serving as original monuments, clear evidence of the power of a country that has disappeared before present generations, which are much more eloquent than the lines from articles on history.
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  1. spech
    spech 9 November 2015 07: 25 New
    80
    Look at the sheathed trunks and the thought arises to pour salary and oil repeat
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 9 November 2015 09: 00 New
      29
      Recently, everything has been so interestingly untwisted. - You look, and change these T-34 to T-90. Internally, we are ALREADY prepared for this.
      1. severniy
        severniy 9 November 2015 09: 10 New
        16
        Beautiful ...
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko 9 November 2015 13: 04 New
        +8
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        so interesting spins. - You look, and change these T-34 to T-90

        At 72, it certainly can but not 90.
        On the photos No. 4,5,6,7. 34 is clearly in working condition (or I wish the wishful thinking) !!!
        The cases are all in red and the gusli is grated and without mushrooms. soldier
      3. igorka357
        igorka357 10 November 2015 07: 00 New
        +2
        Rather, the "bastion" or "ball" !!!
      4. Aksakal_07
        Aksakal_07 10 November 2015 13: 31 New
        +8
        What you just don’t dream of when you are sitting on a soft sofa in a cozy home somewhere in the middle of nowhere ...
      5. vell.65
        vell.65 11 November 2015 20: 33 New
        0
        Why is there a t-90 on the island, but another weapon that the Saudis intend to purchase in Russia may well come up.
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    3. Insurgent LC
      Insurgent LC 9 November 2015 11: 06 New
      42
      in Lugansk, an uncovered one stood at the entrance to the city, it was time to fill the solarium with oil, put the batteries and drove off
      1. RRR
        RRR 9 November 2015 19: 43 New
        12
        The starter and oil pump were replaced. Well, I even had to tinker with the little things - an electrician, etc. A tank gun can shoot laughing
        It’s not necessary to turn everything into a clowning and to primitize. Any technique requires maintenance and repair.
        I have a unique video - bypassing this tank during its repair shot on a mobile (not by me).
        The tank survived 3 crews. You can see the marks from shells and the breached hole in the back on the right side.
    4. robbihood
      robbihood 9 November 2015 13: 17 New
      69
      Quote: spech
      Look at the sheathed trunks and the thought arises to pour salary and oil

      And I, who grew up in the USSR, is seized by a bitter thought - how CAPELY I asked my country, "helping" all the "Papuans" of the world, from Chile to Indonesia. And, after all, taking into account the trillions of this FREE, mostly help, my and your children could well already live under socialism with a kind, human face. And for this it would not be necessary to drive oil and gas to the whole world, but simply to love YOUR people.
      1. Down House
        Down House 9 November 2015 16: 13 New
        19
        Quote: robbihood
        how gratuitously asked my country, "helping" all the "Papuans" of the world, from Chile to Indonesia

        This distinguished the USSR from the USA in foreign policy, we helped - they exploited.
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 9 November 2015 16: 52 New
        34
        On my own behalf, I will add that for all the assistance provided in the amount of trillions torn from the economy of the USSR, in return no one is grateful. All the so-called "fraternal" peoples have safely forgotten about those, frankly without paid supplies of weapons, food, building materials, various equipment, just specialists, doctors, engineers, etc. I heard that they seem to be remembered in Angola and maybe in Cuba. I generally keep quiet about the Arabs. Pigs are ungrateful, it is enough to remember Egypt.
        1. Santjaga_Garka
          Santjaga_Garka 9 November 2015 21: 12 New
          +6
          Forgot the bastards - yes, but these deliveries were not disinterested, but in exchange for friendship, like that of Carlson himself - there is jam - I am your friend, there is no jam - I flew to another, it was always so, no matter how sorry, another question that it was necessary to consolidate its position around its territory, gradually increasing the zone of influence, and not somewhere else in the world ...
          1. aba
            aba 11 November 2015 21: 30 New
            0
            Lost scum

            Should anyone be blamed if our country itself behaved like a weather vane in the 90s?
            1. Rock616
              Rock616 11 November 2015 22: 20 New
              0
              Yes, where does the 90s and the weather vane, fool when did it all begin to crumble back in the early 80s?
        2. sneg6680
          sneg6680 10 November 2015 12: 40 New
          +7
          was in Vietnam on vacation there about the Russians remember how they were helped in the war against the United States, there was a sense of pride for the USSR!
          1. 97110
            97110 11 November 2015 09: 24 New
            +1
            Quote: sneg6680
            they remember Russians there

            This sense of memory can be erased - look at your neighbor. Vietnam is a sworn friend of China (on the contrary, of course), so the geopolitical trend attributes it to the Southwest. The generation that won in 1975 will die out, the rest will be bought with promises, as the Soviet people bought. They not only had Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Ding Diem was also Vietnamese. And the army of South Vietnam was not all killed and fled to South Vietnam. The soil for "banderization" in the Pacific partnership and friendship against China is no worse than in Ukraine.
        3. kamski
          kamski 11 November 2015 09: 44 New
          +6
          that's about the Arabs in vain, in contrast to the "fraternal" Slavic peoples. Iraq was betrayed, Libya was betrayed. Cuba was abandoned. Vietnam is well forgotten that we still want to save Syria. Even that Afghanistan was betrayed and everywhere there was a good attitude and even now to Russia
      3. onix757
        onix757 9 November 2015 21: 24 New
        +8
        These Papuans gave us geopolitical influence. As for gratuitous assistance, the USSR has never cost anything more than our elite and Chechnya over the past 25 years.
    5. SlavaP
      SlavaP 9 November 2015 22: 28 New
      +1
      But it starts up with a half-turn and goes! And how dumb!
    6. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat 10 November 2015 04: 01 New
      12
      Of course, the chassis is a little different, but ... A good technical brigade can be started and, ahead, end the war with Japan

      1. Walking
        Walking 10 November 2015 07: 18 New
        +2
        To buy these tanks and myself at the cottage.
        1. Vasek
          Vasek 11 November 2015 00: 06 New
          +6
          Quote: Hiking
          Would buy these tanks and myself in the country

          And the island of Socotra in addition.
        2. SlavaP
          SlavaP 12 November 2015 21: 09 New
          0
          Ha, wait and see. Not all at once ...
      2. SlavaP
        SlavaP 12 November 2015 21: 19 New
        0
        Class! Why only burned a hole in the trunk - otherwise it would immediately go into battle!
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 9 November 2015 07: 26 New
    30
    In museums would be theirs or lovers-restorers. recourse
  3. Stelth1985
    Stelth1985 9 November 2015 07: 28 New
    29
    Our family 34ki. It's expensive to watch.
  4. Alex_59
    Alex_59 9 November 2015 07: 36 New
    41
    Interesting photos. Monumental.
    By the way, the Soviet naval base was on the island of Nokra of the Dahlak archipelago off the coast of Eritrea. The base existed before the beginning of the 90's. This is generally an extremely little studied topic - the participation of the Navy in Ethiopian-Eritrean events. There was a full-scale naval war with shooting, casualties, battles, and even dropping deep bombs, but almost nothing is known about this until now.
    There is a little bit here: http://artofwar.ru/s/sahonchik_s_m/text_0030.shtml
    1. severniy
      severniy 9 November 2015 09: 09 New
      14
      Quote: Alex_59
      Interesting photos. Monumental.
      By the way, the Soviet naval base was on the island of Nokra of the Dahlak archipelago off the coast of Eritrea. The base existed before the beginning of the 90's. This is generally an extremely little studied topic - the participation of the Navy in Ethiopian-Eritrean events. There was a full-scale naval war with shooting, casualties, battles, and even dropping deep bombs, but almost nothing is known about this until now.
      There is a little bit here: http://artofwar.ru/s/sahonchik_s_m/text_0030.shtml

      THX. An interesting article .. I did not know that the Navy in those places also had a chance to smell gunpowder .... Where were our currents fellow ...... From which country they killed .....
      Py.Sy. And now it’s also necessary with these Papuans, because in Somalia it was fertile for those wishing to pirate .....
      1. rkkasa xnumx
        rkkasa xnumx 9 November 2015 10: 03 New
        36
        Cuba, Guinea, Angola, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Vietnam - in all these countries there were our PMS (logistics point).
        By the way, when they start screaming about what they say the Soviet Union because of stupidity kept any Papuans on its neck, then this is nonsense. We were forced to help the natives, for the sake of the interests of our fleet. And not just the fleet.
        In some places, cooperation was more profitable and successful for us, in some places it is less, but it is absolutely certain that the USSR was pursuing the right policy, forging ties with developing countries.
        1. Alex_59
          Alex_59 9 November 2015 11: 57 New
          13
          Quote: rkkasa 81
          Cuba, Guinea, Angola, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Vietnam - in all these countries there were our PMS (logistics point).
          By the way, when they start screaming about what they say the Soviet Union because of stupidity kept all Papuans on its neck, then this is nonsense. We were forced to help the natives, for the sake of the interests of our fleet.

          Well, it's not certain. PMTO is essentially a berth rental plus a couple of square kilometers nearby. I don’t think that such rent was worth hundreds of fighters, tanks and other things that we gave them at absolutely bargain prices. And the main thing is that the change of the regime and you "did not stand here", as in Somalia, Egmit and partly Yemen. The Americans are still more grasping and cunning - Cuba has swum away from them, but Guantanamo hasn't gone anywhere. They only had a clear puncture with Vietnam. All the same, one must rely not on political regimes, but on something more solid. It’s stupid to buy islands or coastal territories for kraynyak and register them as the property of the Russian Federation. Then fuck us.
          1. rkkasa xnumx
            rkkasa xnumx 9 November 2015 12: 44 New
            +9
            Yes, I agree, not so simple. Here it is necessary to understand, consider each specific case. In principle, I wrote that -
            Quote: rkkasa 81
            Somewhere cooperation was more profitable and successful for us, somewhere less


            Quote: Alex_59
            PMTO is essentially a berth rental plus a couple of square kilometers nearby. I don’t think that such a rental cost hundreds of fighters, tanks and other things that we transferred to them at completely bargain prices.

            1 Why at bargain prices? We do not know at what prices our weapons were sold, but it is quite possible that not for nothing. Otherwise, where would the multibillion-dollar debts of these countries come from?

            2 Even if they sold for nothing, it was often outdated equipment that we had removed from service, and which still had to be attached somewhere. It is better to sell / exchange the T-34 or MiG-15, and get PMTO, than send them for re-melting and recycling.

            3 In addition to PMTO, there were economic interests. For example in the field of fishing. The USSR caught about a quarter of the fish in the EEZ (exclusive economic zones) of developing countries, such as bauxites from Guinea. Sugar from Cuba.
            http://nikanety.livejournal.com/26581.html

            Quote: Alex_59
            All the same, one must not rely on political regimes

            And for what ?
            If in any country the regime is hostile to the Soviet Union and socialism, then such a country would not cooperate with us. Therefore, I had to rely on those modes that were at least a little red.
            Quote: Alex_59
            stupidly buy islands or coastal territories and register them as property

            I like that idea too.
            What if in the USSR they had such an option in mind? After all, the Soviet Union, as far as I know, practically did not write off debts.
            1. Alex_59
              Alex_59 9 November 2015 13: 13 New
              +5
              Quote: rkkasa 81
              1 Why at bargain prices? We do not know at what prices our weapons were sold, but it is quite possible that not for nothing. Otherwise, where would the multibillion-dollar debts of these countries come from?

              From there they came. They put the equipment, but there’s nothing to pay. US FIGs would be written off - give in kind, land, preferences to our business. And ours, shirtless guys, generous, forgive everything and everyone. And prices strongly depended on loyalty to the ideas of the CPSU. From zero to completely marketable.
              Quote: rkkasa 81
              2 Even if they sold for nothing, it was often outdated 3 equipment. In addition to PMTO, there were also economic interests.

              Yes, in some cases.

              Quote: rkkasa 81
              And for what ?
              If in any country the regime is hostile to the Soviet Union and socialism, then such a country would not cooperate with us.

              These are the disadvantages of the dogmatic regime. Of course, even today, a regime hostile to the Russian Federation will not make contact. In any case, it is more reliable to buy and bring an island under its jurisdiction. An attempt to squeeze it back is already an attack on the Russian Federation. Few will be.
              1. rkkasa xnumx
                rkkasa xnumx 9 November 2015 14: 48 New
                +4
                Quote: Alex_59
                US FIG would write off

                The Soviet Union also practically did not write off.
                Quote: Alex_59
                give in kind, land, preferences to our business.

                I have given examples.
                They also gave us. And in kind and land, and preferences.
                Quote: Alex_59
                And ours, shirtless guys, generous, forgive everything and everyone

                In Russia ? Yes, I agree. Forgiven and forgiving everything and everyone.
                In the USSR, they took a more responsible approach to such things.
                Quote: Alex_59
                And prices strongly depended on loyalty to the ideas of the CPSU

                And then the CPSU and the fact that Russia forgives? We have been a quarter century, as the authorities are not communists.
                Quote: Alex_59
                These are the disadvantages of the dogmatic regime.

                Quote: Alex_59
                Of course, even a regime hostile to the Russian Federation will not work on contact

                You contradict yourself. First, write about some dogma, and then absolutely rightly add that the hostile regime will not make contact.
                Quote: Alex_59
                to buy and bring an island under its jurisdiction is more reliable.

                Yes, this is a good idea in my opinion.
                Why didn't you go for it? Fuck knows ... maybe they just didn’t have time.
                1. Alex_59
                  Alex_59 9 November 2015 15: 11 New
                  0
                  Quote: rkkasa 81
                  They also gave us. And in kind and land, and preferences.
                  I think they gave little. It was necessary to demand more.
                  Quote: rkkasa 81
                  You contradict yourself. First, write about some dogma, and then absolutely rightly add that the hostile regime will not make contact.

                  Okay, God bless him, I didn’t mean that, I can’t give a detailed answer in a nutshell.
                  1. rkkasa xnumx
                    rkkasa xnumx 9 November 2015 15: 51 New
                    +3
                    Quote: Alex_59
                    I think they gave little. It was necessary to demand more.

                    Maybe so. Maybe not.
                    It’s just that I never met more or less serious arguments about how unprofitable this cooperation was for us. All at the level of slogans (they fed the Papuans, held on their neck, they themselves were undernourished, commies fools, etc.). No numbers, no links, no more or less analysis.
                    Perhaps you came across material with arguments. I would be grateful if you give a link. I really am interested in this topic.
        2. Down House
          Down House 9 November 2015 16: 17 New
          +2
          Quote: rkkasa 81
          that the USSR pursued the right policy, establishing ties with developing countries.

          Nevertheless, "developing countries" are happy to establish ties with the United States - the elites of these countries benefit from the "exploitation" of these same countries by the United States.
      2. _GSVG_
        _GSVG_ 15 November 2015 22: 06 New
        0
        Quote: severniy
        And now it’s also necessary with these Papuans, because in Somalia it was fertile for those wishing to pirate .....

        I watched a video about Somali pirates, there seems to be something like that in the sea, because the Yankees pirates bred, so that anyone would not wander about this "something in the sea" to try to study.
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 November 2015 08: 10 New
    +5
    ... And the resort would be nice. And the bases of the Navy. In general, the annexation of a warm island should be considered.
    1. screw cutter
      screw cutter 9 November 2015 11: 01 New
      +4
      You are mistaken, dear, the resort from Socotra is worthless. My father flew to Socotra back in 1975 and like a real fisherman hunted with an underwater gun, he told that the local population, mainly fishermen and pearl seekers, were half disabled, some without arms, some without legs or with terrible scars. Socotra's waters are teeming with sharks ...
      1. Lenin
        Lenin 10 November 2015 17: 33 New
        +1
        Well, this is what we need for our extremes wassat
  6. YaMZ-238
    YaMZ-238 9 November 2015 09: 06 New
    +6
    It is necessary to take and restore, and make films about the Second World War, how many real technology !!!
  7. Glot
    Glot 9 November 2015 09: 14 New
    10
    Yeah, where did our T-34 trucks not go.
  8. Burivad
    Burivad 9 November 2015 09: 43 New
    +6
    Quote: YaMZ-238
    It is necessary to take and restore, and make films about the Second World War, how many real technology !!!

    Let's hope someone takes up this matter. The technique is really worthwhile.)
  9. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 9 November 2015 09: 43 New
    +4
    In the first photo, a well-deserved pensioner looks beautiful, looking longingly into the blue distance !!!!
  10. oleole97
    oleole97 9 November 2015 09: 55 New
    +6
    There might not have been a base, but the Navy’s technical point was there - we went there .... and our boatswain did so there for two years. He told a lot of things.
  11. Yurmix
    Yurmix 9 November 2015 10: 35 New
    +3
    Quote: rkkasa 81
    In some places, cooperation was more profitable and successful for us, in some places it is less, but it is absolutely certain that the USSR was pursuing the right policy, forging ties with developing countries.

    I agree to 100, the same missiles in Cuba held back the ardor of Uncle Sam, just as now Syria is of great importance for eastern geopolitics.
  12. Vladimir
    Vladimir 9 November 2015 10: 42 New
    +5
    But I believe that tanks continue to fulfill their historical mission, they do not shoot but constantly remind of Russian weapons.
  13. oleggun
    oleggun 9 November 2015 10: 58 New
    0
    Very interesting! I did not know about such events)
  14. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 9 November 2015 11: 19 New
    +3
    Wonderful article! Thanks, Alexander!
    Everything that I thought to write --- I found in previous commentators. Everything --- PLUSES!
    In the "Military Archive" recently articles about the Red East (this is my term, the articles are named differently).
    How huge our country could be !!! I look at the map and imagine how it can be.
  15. kav669
    kav669 9 November 2015 11: 46 New
    -1
    Probably still ready to fire after easy maintenance
  16. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 9 November 2015 11: 50 New
    +2
    Sometimes relics of the power and influence of the USSR are found in the most unexpected places. Such a place, for example, is the island of Socotra in the north-west of the Indian Ocean, where on the coast to this day you can meet numerous Soviet-made T-34 tanks.
    An interesting fact.
    The USSR, in turn, assisted the NDRY in consolidating its sovereignty over the country's coastal islands, which the Somalis claimed. The large landing craft "50 years of patronage of the Komsomol", tail number 386 (captain 3rd rank A. Markin) was connected to the operation. It was decided to transfer the 25th mechanized brigade of the NDRY Armed Forces in full strength to Socotra. T-34 tanks (more than 10 units) were loaded into the BDK's hold, the personnel were placed on the upper deck at the stern.
  17. tracer
    tracer 9 November 2015 12: 02 New
    +3
    Cannon trunks rust. This is also on carved trunks. Yes, and the tanks themselves probably took Berlin. It is probably expensive to take them out, I heard that the whole fields of thirty-four were in storage. I think that a hundred years is enough for films about the war. The weapon of victory is holy to us. Because the sacrifice of the whole nation and each family is not forgotten and should not be forgotten by other generations.
    1. Foxmara
      Foxmara 9 November 2015 16: 49 New
      +1
      Quote: tracer
      I heard that whole fields of thirty-four were in storage.

      here in Siberia. There is in Taskino like. They say a lot.
    2. Lenin
      Lenin 10 November 2015 17: 36 New
      0
      The key word was. There were whole fields near Tomsk, for a long time everything was put under the hammer with new nouveau riches. And the locomotive fields went there too.
  18. alovrov
    alovrov 9 November 2015 12: 09 New
    +5
    Easter Island in Russian.
  19. aleks.29ru
    aleks.29ru 9 November 2015 12: 36 New
    0
    I read somewhere that the American base is located on Sukhotra.
  20. robbihood
    robbihood 9 November 2015 13: 27 New
    +7
    How stupid and inept the money was spent in the USSR, and in today's Russia. Forgiven all debts to half of the world - the richest people live. We need to learn from the Germans. With the unification of Germany, the new FRG demanded from Vietnam the debts of the former GDR. Naturally, those have no money. Then the Germans "bought" tens of thousands of hectares of land for this debt, and planted the best coffee plantations. Almost all coffee is from Germany, (a huge share of the world market) this arabica, etc. - grown in Vietnam, packaged and sold to Germany. There is no dispute about tastes, but I buy only German and Austrian coffee, but you are very generous, I don’t know what to call yours ...
    1. excomandante
      excomandante 9 November 2015 15: 49 New
      +5
      Right. It seems that Satanovsky called for the Khrushchev-Brezhnev period - about $ 500 billion (mainly in the form of material assets) was spent free of charge. It is doubtful that they really paid off by our geopolitical interests at least 10 percent. With all due respect to the memory of Che Guevara, he fell apart with Khrushchev because he declared in his blue eye that since the USSR was communist, he was obliged to help all the communists of all the world, i.e. to revive such a murky office like the Comintern. Remember, as soon as some Mozambique announced its "socialist orientation", he received mountains of weapons (specifically Mozambique - absolutely free) and everything he asked for. We somehow tried to provide real economic assistance, and the Yankees simply and primitively bought the ruling elite - it was orders of magnitude cheaper. By the way, the United States at one time yelled about the evil apartheid in South Africa on the grounds that the Boers are a tight-fisted and economic people, and most importantly, they are generally incorruptible. Well, the "fighters" - the former terrorists - came to power, now the Yankees are calmly negotiating with them on everything they need. It is cheaper. Now (and in all recent years) gas prices have been reduced for the former Ukraine - helping the people and the economy as a whole, and the Yankees just bought local rulers)))
      1. Down House
        Down House 9 November 2015 16: 23 New
        +1
        Quote: excomandante
        We somehow tried to provide real economic assistance, and the Yankees bought the ruling elite unpretentiously and primitively - it came out much cheaper.

        And an order of magnitude more effective, and it seems to me, is much more fair in historical and philosophical terms.
  21. Olegater
    Olegater 9 November 2015 14: 10 New
    0
    It seems that they will go now. That would be to collect, otshamanit and use in historical films. And then some kind of props on the TV is disgusting to watch. And all due to the fact that the equipment is simply incomprehensible (at an unnamed height) the base of the t-72 and the tower is sheathed with plywood at the same time not qualitatively.
  22. Support
    Support 9 November 2015 14: 19 New
    +1
    Where the foot of the Slav stepped - there is Russian Land. We'll figure it out hu ish hu ....
  23. antiexpert
    antiexpert 9 November 2015 14: 34 New
    +5
    More recently, I had a chance to ride and see the T-34-85 in excellent condition with low mileage in Germany
    Attention - a unique photo, the T-34-85 tank from the inside:

    1. biznaw
      biznaw 10 November 2015 19: 31 New
      0
      [quote = antiexpert] More recently I had a chance to ride and to see the T-34-85 in excellent condition with low mileage in Germany
      Attention - a unique photo, the T-34-85 tank from the inside:

      The photo is really unique ... it is not inside the T-34 tank. request
  24. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 November 2015 15: 09 New
    +1
    Ambush resort
  25. Orlan1144-2
    Orlan1144-2 9 November 2015 15: 41 New
    +2
    Our TFR "Flying" was a frequent visitor to Socotra. From the beginning to the end of the 80s, I watched 34 cheerfully scamper across the sand of Socotra, how the Yemenis unloaded the fraternal aid of the Soviet people from our BDKs, and when boxes or cans fell into the water, they waved at them, they would bring more.
    Valeri.
  26. mackonya
    mackonya 9 November 2015 16: 07 New
    +2
    T-34 is the most recognizable tank, the legendary victory tank. It is a pity that the plans for their implementation would have blocked the strait and the collapse of the USSR might not have happened. And so the Saudis collusion brought down oil prices and this hit the Soviet economy.
  27. Foxmara
    Foxmara 9 November 2015 16: 48 New
    +1
    Like Easter Island
  28. Indifferent
    Indifferent 9 November 2015 18: 17 New
    0
    Weird! I have been to Socotra more than a dozen times from 1974 to 1985! But I didn’t see the tanks! It’s even a shame.
  29. Good man
    Good man 9 November 2015 18: 47 New
    0
    And about the Saudis and the island - it's interesting. Maybe the author will tell in more detail.
    1. DMB_95
      DMB_95 10 November 2015 20: 02 New
      0
      It’s bad if the Saudis take the island. Entering the Indian Ocean in the shortest way .. Maybe it would be worth Yemen to help with weapons in exchange for the island? They are now fighting with the Saudis. But Saudi Arabia sponsors ISIS - there is an excuse.
  30. kojemyakin
    kojemyakin 9 November 2015 19: 33 New
    0
    It's time to go back!
    As for the Saudis, it is quite possible. The island was not occupied by the forces of the Hussites and Saleh. And its location is key ...
  31. Alexstrigin
    Alexstrigin 9 November 2015 20: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: rkkasa 81
    In some places, cooperation was more profitable and successful for us, in some places it is less, but it is absolutely certain that the USSR was pursuing the right policy, forging ties with developing countries.

    Politics may be right ... But if the authorities paid more attention to their people, then the Union would still exist. And then they sent everything to all fraternal peoples, but their people could not buy anything. A continuous shortage, for years behind the cars in the queues stood. But the fraternal peoples are all in the first place, and they still had to work for several days a year for free.
  32. exSUman
    exSUman 9 November 2015 22: 18 New
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    Photos from Google Earth found only three on the north bank ...
    1. goblin xnumx
      goblin xnumx 10 November 2015 18: 17 New
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      but in taskino google shows current traces from storage locations: (- not a single tank
    2. goblin xnumx
      goblin xnumx 10 November 2015 18: 42 New
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      to the right - closer to the airport - 4 more are guessed
  33. mpzss
    mpzss 10 November 2015 07: 28 New
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    I recall an old Soviet cartoon, I don’t remember the name, but the meaning is this: they invented a tank that fought ONLY with those who were afraid of it. They sent him to fight, and he was completely automatic, he defeated everyone and FORGET him on some island, time has passed, children are playing next to him, crawling on him, in short he is a toy for them. Suddenly, a warship swims near the island and the captain of the ship notices this tank ... I don’t remember what it was motivated, but in the end he was scared when he found out what kind of tank it was and what its power ... the ship did not become shorter with the crew , and then the children again calmly played with the tank ...
    1. goblin xnumx
      goblin xnumx 10 November 2015 18: 16 New
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      polygon like name
  34. ermolai
    ermolai 10 November 2015 07: 35 New
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    Quote: robbihood
    And for this it would not be necessary to drive oil and gas to the whole world, but simply to love YOUR people.

    Well, for this all, it was necessary to adopt the law that Glazyev introduced, on responsibility for the welfare of the people,excuse me if he didn’t quite accurately voice it, but the deputies rejected it
  35. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 10 November 2015 19: 28 New
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    Where we were not there, but to the point! At first the Communists, now the bullshit - all the successes of the USSR -Russia, -pro.raly.
  36. Raider
    Raider 10 November 2015 20: 36 New
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    Who in childhood remembers a cartoon about a tank? Fantastic? Directly one to one about our tanks !!!!





    Look, remember your childhood. Cartoon with meaning !! good

    Based on the fantastic story of North Gansovsky on the anti-war theme.
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  38. tweriti
    tweriti 11 November 2015 12: 37 New
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    They found their place, looking at the sunrise. I'm even happy for them!
  39. NeRTT
    NeRTT 12 November 2015 06: 30 New
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    SO YOU WANT TO SIND FUEL, OIL, ANTIFREEZE, DELIVER AKOMA AND TURN OUT THE ENGINES ... 100 PUDS WILL FURNISH WITH THE BLUE SMOKE !!! good
  40. naitchanter
    naitchanter 20 November 2015 15: 39 New
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    Quote: Orionvit
    On my own behalf, I will add that for all the assistance provided in the amount of trillions torn from the economy of the USSR, in return no one is grateful. All the so-called "fraternal" peoples have safely forgotten about those, frankly without paid supplies of weapons, food, building materials, various equipment, just specialists, doctors, engineers, etc. I heard that they seem to be remembered in Angola and maybe in Cuba. I generally keep quiet about the Arabs. Pigs are ungrateful, it is enough to remember Egypt.

    This all went from Khrushchev. Mass in the UN created. The years of his reign are solid dibilism