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.