As reported by Agence France Presse:
MOSCOW -- An apparently drunk Russian tank driver rammed his 25-ton fighting machine into a remote village cottage while on a vodka run, footage aired on Friday on state television showed.
The soldier was filmed driving the tank, armed with an anti-aircraft gun, through a tiny street in Oktyabrskaya, in the Ural mountains' Sverdlovsk region.
He clambered unsteadily into his vehicle with two freshly purchased bottles, then rammed a fence and a house while attempting to leave.
"He was drunk," a villager said on Channel One television.
An assistant at the local shop said the soldier had purchased two bottles of vodka. Army spokesperson Konstantin Lazutkin promised the military would pay for repairs.
(Here's a video of the event. Unless you understand Russian, the audio won't be helpful, but the images transcend language.)
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