Vladimir has been forced to deploy almost half his mothballed old tanks and armoured vehicles from a major Siberian open-air depot after suffering huge losses in Ukraine.
Some 1,570 rusting war machines have been moved from their Siberian dump and информация restored to service for the Russian president’s war against , say reports.
More than 40 per cent of the 3,840 tanks and military vehicles shown on satellite pictures from Earth at Vagzhanovo military equipment depot before the war have now been taken out of storage, it is claimed.
The site in the Buryatia republic is the largest in Russia covering five square miles.
Footage shows repurposed antiquated tanks from storage sites like Vagzhanovo – of which there are several across Russia – being moved to the war zone by military train.