February 14, 2023

This is from Valentine's Day in 2020 but just a reminder of how they do things a little differently in Russia. The platoon commander ordered the T-72 tanks into a heart-shaped formation.


It's not known if Platoon commander Denis Kazantsev is still alive or not. According to Ukraine, they've destroyed 3286 Russian tanks so far, most of them T-72s.

Source: Daily Mail

A lieutenant in the Russian army used 16 tanks to form a heart shape before he proposed to his delighted girlfriend - who said yes.

Platoon commander Denis Kazantsev paused war games on Valentine's Day and ordered the T-72B2 tanks to make the romantic shape at the Alyabino training ground, near Moscow.

In the video, the tanks are seen being moved into position before aerial footage shows them in the shape of a heart.

All carefully coordinated, of course. Russian state tv on hand, naturally.

Lt Kazantsev explained: 'I postponed the proposal for about one month to organise all this so it would be unforgettable, once in a lifetime.

'It was not easy but with time my commanders agreed to let me do this.'

Russian TV, including Zvezda channel - owned by the Russian Defence Ministry - was on hand to record the proposal.


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