Chelyabinsk, or is that Tankograd?

Back in the day, Chelyabinsk was one of, if not, the most important tank manufacturing sites in wartime Russia, to the point where the city ended up being nicknamed Tankograd. The monument below is on Lenin prospect in the tank factory district, where unsurprisingly they still make tanks, along with tractors. The monument is a real tank the model IS 3, nicknamed the pike, which was finished just in time to miss the end of the great patriotic war but just in time for the start of the cold war.

You can also get your MacBook Air fixed in the tank factory district, which made Galina very happy. On the way home from that we ended up having bear dumplings at a restaurant, as you do in far off Chelyabinsk.

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