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Pink IS2 Tank in Prague.

Article about: Just spotted this Soviet IS2 tank with strange cammo being shipped into Prague, Czechoslovakia for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the countries freedom from Communism.Here's the skinny

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    Just spotted this Soviet IS2 tank with strange cammo being shipped into Prague, Czechoslovakia for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the countries freedom from Communism.Here's the skinny according to Yahoo News:

    PRAGUE – A pink tank has temporarily returned to the heart of Prague to mark the 20th anniversary of the Soviet troops' withdrawal.

    Tank No. 23 was originally put on display on a Prague square in 1945 to commemorate the liberation of Czechoslovakia by the Red Army after the WWII occupation by Nazi troops.

    For many, it became a symbol of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion that crushed the liberal reforms of Alexander Dubcek and ended an era known as the Prague Spring.

    David Cerny, a Czech visual artist painted the tank pink with friends in April 1991. The Soviet troops left by the end of June that year.

    The tank was taken to Prague from a military museum Monday to be placed on a pontoon on the Vltava river to kick off commemorative events, marking the troops' withdrawal.

    I sure hope that's a snorkel on the top of the turret, and not a subliminal message to Mr. Putin and co.

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    In Prague, people told me that pink is for a non serious army, the Russian Army. This tank is now at the place where Russians came in 1945.

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    This tank, now....

    Before, in the old times...

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    A very nice pink too.. Cheers Terry.

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    Quote by Tango View Post
    A very nice pink too.. Cheers Terry.
    It does jump out at you doesn't it.

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    Beautiful Tank.

    I hate it when these disgusting socalled "artists" are allowed to destroy historical items.

    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    I wouldn't say they are necessarily destroying it. First off, I'm sure any original paint was long gone and second they are adding to it's history. The history of the end of communism which I am sure there will be a page or two about in history text books for ages to come. It's just making this WWII artefact and cold war artefact as well.

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    "an unwished exhibit of Soviet meglomania" ...... and "a symbol of forceable history modification"

    ........not holding back, are they?

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    A perfect colour match for my skinny fit t shirt!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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    WATCH OUT!!!!
    these "artists" have infiltrated other countries

    Last edited by another ant; 08-23-2014 at 02:20 AM.

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