Tank museum, Kubinka, Russia, photo-history.
The history of the tanks collection is the history of the Armored Forces of the Red/ Soviet/ Russian Army.
The end of the Great War. The revolution and Civil War in Russia. British/ USA, French and Japan intervention in Russia 1918-1922
Ulianov (Lenin). A head of Soviet Government. Trotsky, the Founder of the Red Guard, Red Army.
Leo Trotsky at the military parade of Red Army
The Red Army detachment of the armored cars . October 1919, Yamburg. The fighting at North-West against the Russian Army of general Udenich and the German Allies leads by general von der Goltz. Russian armored cars made before and after the revolution 1917.
In 31 August 1920 the first Soviet built tank, a 7 ton vehicle with 8-16mm thick armor was produced. During the 1920’s the Red Army purchased many foreign examples of tanks to use as models for future domestic production.
Soviet tank building before World War II.
World War II Lend-Lease & Trophies