INTERNATIONAL PANZER RACE 'PATH OF THE VALOR' TO TAKE PLACE IN JULY TO HONOR 75TH VICTORY ANNIVERSARY
Military and patriotic associations and museums from Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are expected to participate.
The fourth panzer race 'Path of the Valor' will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the German-Soviet War and will take place in several Russian cities from July 8 to 15. Military and patriotic associations and museums from Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are expected to participate in the race, as Aleksey Migalin, Organizer of the competition, and Chairman of the Military Technology Society, said to TASS on Friday.
"The race will be themed after the Battle of Kursk of summer 1943," he also said and added that participants of the race would ride demilitarized machines from Moscow to Tula and then to Oryol. From Oryol, the race will proceed to Kursk, then to Prokhorovka and Belgorod, and return to Moscow.
According to Aleksey Migalin, the race column will boast machines that used to be operated by the Red Army, including armored personnel carriers, armored scout vehicles, and ZIS, GAZ, and UAZ trucks. In each of the cities they will visit, participants will lay flowers to Soviet soldiers memorials, visit places of military honor, and present armored vehicles and tell their guests which battles these vehicles were in.
"The race column will include vehicles restored by the original drawings. These vehicles are a monument to the time when they had to help defend our land. We will ride them again along the roads where our forefathers valiantly resisted the enemy and then crossed to advance when they defended our Motherland and the whole world from the horrors of Nazism," said Mr. Migalin.