Friday, October 4, 2013

Military Picture Of The Week

 In continuing this rather irregular feature of a fitfully published blog, I chose this picture because I think priests and tanks look funny together, and I challenge you to prove me wrong on that one.

This photo was taken at the Russian Arms Expo last month in the Urals, as covered in a recent feature published here on Foreign Policy.  The FP commentary wondered what these chaps were doing hanging out in the tank park - I'm guessing they may be Russian Army chaplains, but I'll defer to someone with more knowledge on that score.

2 comments:

Sidney Roundwood said...

Is the gentleman on the left carrying an umbrella, Mike? Have you ever been called on to bless a tank? Possibly its not a daily occurrence ... !

Michael Peterson said...

I think the chap on the left is holding a cell phone. I have never been asked to bless a tank. I'm not sure theologically that I would, but I would bless the crew.

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