The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank produced from 1940 to 1958. Although its armour and armament were surpassed by later tanks of the era, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential design of World War II.
70 years have gone since WWII was over. But Soviet tanks are still respected and still serve in other 26 countries!
In Russia it can mostly be seen as a monument today (as on the photo above), but somewhere in Europe, in the Balcan countries, many of them still operate just as seen on the photos below.
The T-34 was the most important weapon fielded by the Red Army in World War II. When first produced in 1940, commentators considered it one of the finest tank designs in the world.
“The impression that it made was to influence greatly subsequent tank development throughout the world” – John Milsom.
Probably it proves that the Soviet tank T-34 is really a nice reliable military vehicle.