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Russia: Dolphins spotted as amphibious APCs cross Kerch Strait in historic re-enactment02:30

Russia: Dolphins spotted as amphibious APCs cross Kerch Strait in historic re-enactment

Russian Federation, Kerch Strait
July 24, 2017 at 17:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Members of a Russian Military-Technical Society crossed the Kerch Strait in two BRDM-2 amphibious armoured personnel carriers, Sunday, as part of the Kerch Landing Forces Road of Courage historical re-enactment.

The Soviet Union began the Kerch-Eltigen Operation as part of a World War Two offensive in November 1943, when the Red Army invaded the Crimean Peninsula with the intention of pushing German forces out of the Crimea. The Kerch Strait connects the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea with Russia's Taman Peninsula.

The vehicles travelled a total of 15 km and took just under three hours. The crossing was made by five people on 2 BRDMs, with one load consisting solely of women.

The crossing of the Kerch Strait was part of a Military-Patriotic action which took place in the Krasnodar territory of Russia. A meeting was held in the village of Taman, during which flowers and wreaths were laid at the monument of soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic war.

Russia: Dolphins spotted as amphibious APCs cross Kerch Strait in historic re-enactment02:30
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Members of a Russian Military-Technical Society crossed the Kerch Strait in two BRDM-2 amphibious armoured personnel carriers, Sunday, as part of the Kerch Landing Forces Road of Courage historical re-enactment.

The Soviet Union began the Kerch-Eltigen Operation as part of a World War Two offensive in November 1943, when the Red Army invaded the Crimean Peninsula with the intention of pushing German forces out of the Crimea. The Kerch Strait connects the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea with Russia's Taman Peninsula.

The vehicles travelled a total of 15 km and took just under three hours. The crossing was made by five people on 2 BRDMs, with one load consisting solely of women.

The crossing of the Kerch Strait was part of a Military-Patriotic action which took place in the Krasnodar territory of Russia. A meeting was held in the village of Taman, during which flowers and wreaths were laid at the monument of soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic war.

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