In the district of Volgograd region Surovikinskom searchers stretched from the river fighting machine T-34. Tank repair and send to museum, and the story of his crew, who defended Stalingrad restore.
Pull on the land colossus weighing nearly 20 tons proved to be difficult. At first tank, 10's years lain in deep, studied local divers. Then it was time to work tractors, bulldozers and excavators. We had to make several attempts. Corroded machine crawling on a metal cable slower than a turtle, with 10 cm per hour. Only on the ninth day operations, has NIGHT MODE, from the river to the peaceful title is well shown the famous T-34, known to today's generation only on pictures or visits to museum.
Specialists believe that the tank was collected at the Ural factory in the years of war, and the right to assembly flow sent into battle. Own battle your way machine, one of the 10 to keep the defense on the outskirts of Stalingrad in these places, presumably she graduated in 1942. As the crew met his death, only to be seen at this point, 68 years later, just before the anniversary of the liberation of Stalingrad from the Nazis.
The remains of fallen soldiers reburied with honors May 9 at Mamaev Kurgan. While historians will find out the details of human history, the tank will be sent to the reconstruction of the Volgograd Tractor Factory. The machine will return its eternal form, then placed it on a pedestal in the center of Volgograd, the museum-panorama "Stalingrad battle". It will be first tank in the museum, which is in fact participated in the battle on the Volga.
— Young Volgograders often represent war as a picture in a TV set or a computer game where the hero of countless lives. And in times like now, horrible history the real war comes alive in the eyes of the young — the chairman of the regional committee of the Youth Vladimir Vasin.
Regional authorities have promised that one tank is not limited. They want to return into operation a few armored vehicles, which are scattered throughout the area of the Volgograd region.