Moldova’s Inheritance

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Soviet Military Museum, Chisinău, Moldova

The iconic Soviet-designed T34 tank, which, given its unrivalled combination of firepower, mobility and protection, had a lasting effect on tank design
A BTR-152K six-wheeled Soviet Armoured Personnel Carrier built on the chassis and drive train of a ZiS-151 utility truck
The Soviet S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) is a surface- to-air missile defence system.
A Soviet amphibious light tank PT-76 that was introduced in the early 1950s and soon became the standard reconnaissance tank of the Soviet army
A Soviet-designed MiG-21 supersonic jet fighter and short-range interceptor aircraft
This Katyuska rocket launcher was a type of rocket artillery first built and put into service by the Soviet Union in World War Two

The former Soviet Republic of Moldova has been independent since 1991, although tensions between pro-Romanians and the former Soviet region of Transnistria erupted into civil war in 1992. An uneasy truce remains with Transnistria which is now a self-proclaimed republic, unrecognised by any other countries except North Korea, and still occupied by the Russian 14th Army.

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