Thursday, August 20, 2009


Russia Holds US Humvees as Trophies - Associated Press - 05 August 2009

MOSCOW -- A top Russian general says Russia has no intention of returning U.S. HumVees that Russian soldiers seized during the brief war with Georgia a year ago.
Deputy chief of the General Staff Anatoly Nogovitsyn says Russia considers the four Humvees to be war trophies and thus has no obligation to give them back.
Nogovitsyn told reporters Wednesday that Russia considered the subject closed.
The U.S. vehicles were seized in western Georgia. They had been used in joint military exercises in which U.S. trainers were preparing Georgian troops for deployment in Iraq.

This is par for the course; during the Cold War Russia stole military technology - and everything else - from us like it was going out of style, then they'd make such low-end Socialist copies it was pathetic. The Lada is Fiat rip-off and the Ural motorcycle is a WWII-era BMW.

Nowadays the Russian mafia steals whatever they want in the US and other countries - cars, trucks and even motorcycles - then they load it all in shipping containers and ship them to Russia via St. Petersburg and Finland where the Politburo gives them new titles: viola, legal property. I've seen cars from the US that still have American dealership stickers tooling down the road in Eastern Europe.

As so often happens with Russian technology, we will soon see this latest advancement of their military weaponry - a Russian Tactical Vehicle identical to the HumVee - appear in the next big May Day parade and other any photo ops they can conjure up.


  1. I'm not trying to defend the Russians, but how do you think all of this got there?,-95.677068&sspn=50.777825,79.013672&ie=UTF8&ll=36.230609,-115.051221&spn=0.003185,0.004823&t=h&z=18

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  3. A large amount of former Soviet hardware was purchased after the collapse of the USSR, from several breakaway republics, as well as practically given away by re-unified Germany. Also, much of it is Iraqi, whether from the Gulf War or now.

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  6. this is all i say the Russians fought against the Georgians so that Humvee is a Georgians humvee, just like capture soviet made tanks in Iraqi are Iraqi tanks. beside there nothing special about a humvee it get 5 MPG lol.and you can find them on craigs list

    1. take war trophies must be considered a criminal activity! don't you think?

    2. Actually war trophies (war booty) regarding militaty equipment are mentioned as permitted by the Hague Regulations, Geneva Convention, UK, US Military/Field Manuals - which originate or derive partially from the U.S. Lieber Code.
      On the other hand War should be considered a criminal activity, don't you think?