30 T-34 Tanks Transferred by Laos Arrived in Russia

10 Januari 2019

Laos T-34 tanks (photo : dambiev)

TSAMTO - As part of military-technical cooperation, the Lao Ministry of Defense transferred 30 T-34 tanks to the military department of the Russian Federation in fully operational condition. Until recently, armored vehicles were in service with the army of Laos.

During the visit of Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu to Laos, held in January last year, agreements were reached on the return of T-34 tanks to Russia.

The equipment by sea transport has already overcome more than 4,500 thousand km and arrived in Vladivostok. Further, it will be delivered by rail to the Moscow region (Naro-Fominsk).

The T-34 tank was a technological breakthrough for its time, it has a dozen records, which, apparently, will never be able to surpass, including as the most massively produced tank in the world. In the period from 1940 to 1946, more than 58 thousand units were produced. T-34. 

However, after more than 70 years there are very few active samples. The equipment transferred by the Lao side is planned to be used during the Victory Parades in various cities of Russia, for updating museum exhibits, as well as for filming historical films about the Great Patriotic War, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.


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