Sunday, March 9, 2008

Russian Tank Rams House on Vodka Run

7 March 2008

MOSCOW - An apparently drunk Russian tank driver rammed his 25-tonne fighting machine into a remote village cottage while on a vodka run, footage aired on Friday on state television showed.

The soldier was filmed driving the tank, armed with an anti-aircraft gun, through a tiny street in Oktyabrskaya, in the Ural mountains’ Sverdlovsk region.

He clambered unsteadily into his vehicle with two freshly purchased bottles, then rammed a fence and a house while attempting to leave.

“He was drunk,” a villager said on Channel One television. An assistant at the local shop said the soldier had purchased two bottles of vodka.

Army spokesman Konstantin Lazutkin promised the military would pay for repairs.


Terry Nelson said...

Again - LOL!

swissmiss said...

I saw this on the TV news and had to ask my husband if what I thought I saw was real. Yep, Russky smashes tank into home on vodka run. Only in Russia.