December 07, 2020

Tank Does its Job, Too Well


Tank Does its Job, Too Well
Tanks are dangerous things. The RussianLife Files

A birthday party put on by St. Petersburg construction tycoon Arkady Skorov came to a grisly end when one of the businessmen's stepsons was crushed by a military vehicle.

The party, put on for a different stepson, apparently involved an organization hired to produce military reenactments, including tanks, APCs, and blank cartridges. Partygoers were ordered to leave one of the APCs (armored personnel carriers) and lie on the ground. The vehicle then moved forward, killing the participant.

The cost of the party was reportedly R250,000 ($3300).

Fortunately, it seems that alcohol was not involved.

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