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Russians will parade two old U.S. tanks fished out of the Barents Sea

Source: Meduza

In July 2017, Russia’s Northern Fleet fished out the battered remains of two U.S. tanks from the “Thomas Donaldson” at the bottom of the Barents Sea, where it was sunk by a German U-boat in 1945.

On Sunday, April 8, one of the Sherman tanks was airlifted to Vladivostok, where it will be restored and placed in the city’s May 9 Victory Day parade. The other tank will feature in St. Petersburg’s holiday parade.

Between 1942 and 1945, as a part of the “lend-lease policy,” the United States sent 4,000 Sherman tanks to the Soviet Union to aid in the war against Nazi Germany.

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