WorldViews: Russia beat Hitler with tanks. Now it’s showing off the tank of the future.
By Ishaan Tharoor, April 28, 2015
Some pictures have emerged of a new-era Russian tank that's scheduled to be debuted next week, when Russia commemorates the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II on May 9.The ceremony is meant to mark a somber, proud moment for Russians. Notwithstanding the efforts of other Allies, the Soviet Union bore the brunt of the Nazi war machine and suffered a staggering loss of life over the course of the war. The Battle of Kursk in 1943 was the biggest tank engagement of the conflict, and the Soviet triumph there perhaps signaled the real turning point in the war against the Third Reich.Read full article >>