Some Russian kids playgrounds look just like this. It’s a “lightly armored, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG)”, standing right in the middle of the children’s playground in Tomsk, Russia.
Inside we have over ten more Russian playgrounds with tanks and other armored vehicles right in the middle of them.
When blogger Moisha published these photos, people were not quite sure why such a piece of complex military equipment just stands in a regular Russian residential apartment back yard. And it stays there on purpose, on a special concrete slab.
Some comments were like “Maybe some top military authority lives in one of those houses, so he ordered this.” or:
But if you think this was just a one time incident, you are getting it wrong. This is what the Russian Channel One (Russia’s most popular TV channel) reported in 2009: “In Omsk, over 10 decommissioned tanks from the army are going to be installed in the kids playgrounds around the city”. So this is a trend!
Here are a few more of them:
So it seems to be a trend!