r/WTF Jan 27 '13

Just a regular day in Russia.

http://i.minus.com/isxY6j6IavKLM.gif
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u/jolakaldi Jan 27 '13

If I had to drive in Russia, this would be my vehicle of choice.

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u/likwitsnake Jan 27 '13

It was my vehicle of choice in GTA3.

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u/ThinGestures Jan 27 '13

I used to always steal the controller away from my son and jack the moped.

No one is gonna fuck with a guy on a Faggio...

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13

Faggio. Golden.

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u/djzeuus Jan 27 '13

I am booking a flight to moscow right now, does anyone have the Rent-A-Tank's local phone number?

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u/Ihaveanusername Jan 28 '13

If you're looking to buy a tank, I'm sure Russia can fly you out and have you stay at one of their fine hotels. Meals included.

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u/buddhaiuniverse Jan 28 '13

plot twist: volvo makes tanks.

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u/itsprobablytrue Jan 28 '13

Just call FPS Russia.

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u/PurpleShade Jan 28 '13

But he's not Russian

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u/LSD_freakout Jan 28 '13

nope, he's just taking his time

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u/thejam15 Jan 28 '13

He might be Stalin though...

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u/Heratiki Jan 28 '13

Nope he's just Southern... And yeah I'm pretty sure he's not coming back after the death of Keith...

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u/i_am_sad Jan 28 '13

I heard it was turned over to the FBI.

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u/Heratiki Jan 28 '13

Yup but since he was the one that procured the weapons for the series I really don't see it happening anymore.

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u/Chartone Jan 28 '13

Damn, I guess shit got real.

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u/asksfordownvotes Jan 28 '13

Neither is he in Russia.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Turn the turret around and use it as a propulsion system. lol

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u/Smith6612 Jan 28 '13

Best thing ever in GTA Vice City. Some of my friends and I would have a competition to see how fast we could get a tank to go firing the cannon backwards. Quite often we had 5 flashing stars and would get it going at some ridiculous speed before the tank would blow up from self inflicted damage (lol).

Meanwhile, behind the tank... looks at a pile of police cars

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u/Mustard-Tiger Jan 28 '13

The low gravity cheat was great with the tank. Once airborne you could fly it around like this.

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u/Antrikshy Jan 28 '13

I wonder if this works in Saints Row The Third. Prolly not. It's kinda more realistic when it comes to these things.

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u/Pecanpig Jan 28 '13

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u/electronicewok Jan 28 '13

I forget... is that one GDI or Nod?

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u/AsteriskCGY Jan 28 '13

GDI had the rockets, I think Nod had Flak.

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u/Winsanity Jan 28 '13

Parallel parking must be a bitch.

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u/Pecanpig Jan 28 '13

It's not much of an issue when you have tracks, and are as wide as long.

And when you weigh 47 tons so can run over cars.

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u/mkerv5 Jan 28 '13

Long-range missiles aren't as effective as a tank. But that could just be me...

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u/sharliecash Jan 28 '13

It depends on where you want it to be effective.

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u/Pecanpig Jan 28 '13

Those are short ranged rockets, with thermobaric warheads.

Like "super artillery".

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u/dailyplano Jan 28 '13

could you imagine if a tank put a shell square in the middle of the launcher...

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u/Pecanpig Jan 28 '13

That would be like, rough sex between military vehicles...

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u/1gnominious Jan 28 '13

I would love to see that things dash cam and the idiot who tries to get hit as an insurance scam.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

DOES EVERYONE IN RUSSIA HAVE A FREAKING DASH CAM??!!?

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u/leo_neutrino Jan 28 '13

Little known fact, this is also a normal day in North Korea.

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u/somaliansilver Jan 28 '13

ALL HAIL DEAR LEADER!

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13 edited Mar 18 '19

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u/abom420 Jan 28 '13

Promoted to Moderator of /r/pyongyang.

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u/RAANT Jan 28 '13

Impossible! Dear Leader has all snow turned into giant strawberry snowcone that he promptly eats.

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u/wellactuallyhmm Jan 28 '13

There are two cars on the road at the same time. This can't be North Korea.

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u/haiku_robot Jan 28 '13
If I had to drive 
in Russia, this would be my 
vehicle of choice.
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u/Reichcommander Jan 27 '13

This is considered an emergency vehicle, only difference is that instead of police sirens you hear the screams of tormented citizens!

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u/ketchy_shuby Jan 28 '13

Since the tank is going right to left (east) those screams are probably in Polish.

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u/watchoutacat Jan 28 '13 edited Mar 19 '13

The tank went from right to left, so if you were looking north, the tank would be going west, to Poland. I think assuming one is facing north is standard, and either way Poland is west of Russia.

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u/ManWhoKilledHitler Jan 28 '13

The time of day and direction of the Sun in the video tells us that the tank is going pretty much West to East.

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u/Rustysporkman Jan 28 '13

"RETREEEEEEEAAAAAT!!

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u/EccentricFox Jan 28 '13

"You know you're a tanker if you refer to people as 'squishy.' "

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u/vxx Jan 27 '13

Thank you, this post gave me an idea for a new subreddit:

/r/unexpected

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u/professionalbadass Jan 28 '13 Gold

I already love this subreddit.

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u/Nofuckstogive10 Jan 28 '13

Spread the word. This should become big

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u/vxx Jan 28 '13

I hope so, it actually has more traffic than I ever would have expected.

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u/Neod1718 May 06 '13

Its already big! I though /r/unexpected was old but I just realized its brand new. Glad I am part of that community.

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u/skyman724 Jul 06 '13

It will be BIGBIGBIGBIGBIG

Edit: Pardon, forgot I'm a time traveler.

It is BIGBIGBIGBIGBIG

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u/dih_key Jan 27 '13

Someone made it.

EDIT: OH SHIT IT WAS YOU

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u/Nofuckstogive10 Jan 28 '13 edited Jan 28 '13

Your overexcitement brought me joy

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u/1gnominious Jan 28 '13

He really didn't expect it.

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u/Blackwind123 Jan 28 '13

I guess you could say its creation was a bit... UNEXPECTED

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u/skyman724 Jun 23 '13

csiyeaaaaaah.mp3

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u/Blackwind123 Jun 24 '13

That was 4 months ago! Why are you here?

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u/FireBurstRazorBack Aug 19 '13

Why are we all here?

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u/Blackwind123 Aug 19 '13

I was here because it was on the front page.

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u/NeonLime Nov 04 '13

Is anybody here? I think I'm lost.

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u/Thehealeroftri Apr 22 '13

Thank you for making it.

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u/lukedotv Apr 28 '13

I subscribed to it!!

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u/vxx Apr 28 '13

Wow, how did you find that 3 months old post? Are you from the past?

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u/lukedotv Apr 28 '13

there's a link to the post that started the new subreddit somewhere on the right panel

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u/vxx Apr 28 '13

Ah, so you took the backwards way. I was really surprised for a moment.

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u/Fartmatic Jun 01 '13

4 months now, is your mind blown?

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

I fully expected it to redirect to /r/spacedicks for some reason.

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u/skyman724 Jun 23 '13

Too expectable.

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u/thatissomeBS Jan 27 '13

Stuff like this makes me wonder what kind of gold we could get if we had dash cams here.

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u/deckman Jan 27 '13

I don't know, I've driven for years and have never seen a tank roll past me in the middle of the highway.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

You must not drive around Hinesville, GA. Lots of tanks all over the fucking place.

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u/Theorex Jan 28 '13

Ft. Stewart and the tank crossing signs.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

I work on an NAS...it's interesting having to watch out for taxiing F18s on your morning commute...

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u/sometimesijustdont Jan 28 '13

Maybe, they know how to drive them, and don't just cut over a highway?

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u/jackskidney Jan 28 '13

Pretty sure that is knowing how to drive a tank.

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u/RandomFactDispenser Jan 28 '13

That's boring, spice things up by driving in the left lane once in a while

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Is this an FPS Russia reference

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Yeah, you must not live in San Diego

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

How the fuck do you steal a tank?

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u/whatdoesthisthingdo Jan 28 '13

Well, I've downloaded a tank or two in my time...

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u/mezmerize66 Jan 28 '13

all it takes is bolt cutters and be able to read "push to start" in a abrams at least

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Yeah, but I think a military base would have enough security to stop a lunatic with bolt cutters from stealing a tank.

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u/mezmerize66 Jan 28 '13

youd think

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u/petzl20 Jan 28 '13

There was a documentary on this guy. He also dug an extensive "gold mine" in his home. My favorite quote from the wikipedia article:

[O]fficials were seriously considering asking for help [...] in the form of a Cobra attack helicopter, as the police force lacked anti-tank capabilities.

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u/lexgrub Jan 28 '13

Is it just me or does almost every russian dash cam video look like it was taken on the same very dangerous snow covered road? Every one but this one.

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u/rreyv Jan 28 '13

What the hell is wrong with that guy?

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u/lexgrub Jan 28 '13

I cant decide except that maybe he either A. wants to die or B. is addicted to pain pills to a point where he doesnt care if he dies or just gets more pain pills

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Insurance scammers, apparently.

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u/lexgrub Jan 28 '13

My mom is a medical claims supervisor at a car/house/life insurance company and I have heard some crazy insurance scam stories, just very few of them seem to involve someone intentionally getting hit by a high speed vehicle with no protection.

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u/Endless_Candy Jan 28 '13

In Russia it's law for the driver to pay for any damages acquired in an accident even if it's obvious the injury was from something else. Which is why so many people there have dash cams so they can prove it's not their fault as most cases of car crashes there are the driver will be guilty until proven innocent.

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u/occupythekitchen Jan 28 '13

I have a bachelor degree in white people behavior. White males like speed so I can only assume he wants someone to push his cart and make him go really fast.

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u/kurtozan251 Jan 27 '13

I don't know where you are, but if everyone had them, a lot of awesome footage would be recorded.

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u/Reichcommander Jan 27 '13

No shortcut? In Russia you make your own!

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u/oxology Jan 28 '13

Actually I think that was an intersection, car with dash cam had red light

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u/UOLZEMOS Jan 27 '13

"I'm a tank - I'm a tank"

'Suck my dick - I'm a tank!"

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u/PASS_THE_FUCKING_KFC Jan 28 '13

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u/Zhang5 Jan 28 '13

That ending is new to me.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

The ending is a different bus.

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u/Zhang5 Jan 28 '13

I'm aware, but I guess I didn't make that fact clear. Whoops.

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u/PASS_THE_FUCKING_KFC Jan 28 '13

There are different versions. I just snagged the first one I found.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

This is the correct source.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13 edited Jan 28 '13

Being submitted to /r/gifrequests now.

Edit: Don't worry, you got credit here

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u/Mrdoctorsomebody Jan 28 '13

Hurry Ivan, we are missing battle!

Shut up, I am taking shortcut!

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13 edited Apr 17 '15

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u/R3laX Jan 28 '13 edited Jan 28 '13

:'( My precious! We will do better next time!

*TIL to get more karma, don't post video.

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u/Botmaniac Jan 28 '13

Im more surprised it went from video that didnt even make the front page (sorry R3laX) to front page as a gif in 8 hours.

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u/aloadofgobbledegook Jan 27 '13

The new World of Tanks update features a first person theater mode.

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u/thejam15 Jan 28 '13

"get out, were done for!"

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13

I know back story to this. He was late for parade, had to take shortcut.

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u/eliskandar Jan 28 '13

Do you have a link? If true, you should be at the top of comments.

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u/bettorworse Jan 27 '13

If there was sound, the guy in the tank would be saying "Woo Hoo!"

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u/FuzzyGunNuts Jan 27 '13

"Late again Vladimir? And what is your excuse this time?"

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u/funnywhennecessary Jan 27 '13

FUCK YOU I'M A TANK

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u/sometimesijustdont Jan 28 '13

This is why they have dash cams over there.

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u/InertBurt Jan 27 '13

Just say "no" to i.minus

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u/jammerjoint Jan 28 '13

Posted to /r/Roadcam earlier, please visit if you like this kind of stuff.

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u/runmymouth Jan 28 '13

I swear Russia needs its own subredit because I see it way too often in wtf, something like /r/RussianDailyLife.

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u/tin_man94 Jan 27 '13

HA. Classic Russia.

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u/XS4Me Jan 28 '13

There have also been some jewels in the States:

Tank joyride in San Diego

Killdozer

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

RIP Killdozer

Why this hasn't become a movie super villain yet is beyond me.

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u/DJCleanPenis Jan 27 '13

Russia citizens seem to love to record their car rides

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u/Ashneaska Jan 28 '13

You would too if tanks cut you off on a regular basis.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13

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u/Novahawk Jan 27 '13

Insurance doesn't require it, but the amount of insurance fraud that happens there is absolutely sky high, so a lot of people have resorted to installing dash cams on their own to avoid being victims.

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u/kitkatkinoko Jan 27 '13

way to post the EXACT same gif as someone else, not even an hour later... shame on you OP...

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

The horror

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

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u/INeedMoreNuts Jan 28 '13

Let's just commit mass suicide. Let OP lead.

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u/iornfence Jan 28 '13

Lets commit suicide!

you go first!

No, you go first!

No, you go first

No, you go- uh oh.

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u/PASS_THE_FUCKING_KFC Jan 28 '13

The day that people repost on Reddit will be the day that hell freezes over.

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u/Lilyo Jan 28 '13

This is truly the downfall of our society

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Commence OP is a fag gifs

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u/OMGWTFBBQLULZ Jan 28 '13

Why OP, why?

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u/Antrikshy Jan 28 '13

Not even an hour later.

Which probably means not many people had seen the other post because it was so new.

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u/RubSomeFunkOnIt Jan 28 '13

It's time to create a /r/russiandashcams dump sub.

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u/Girlshatebrian Jan 28 '13

Is there a subreddit of just Russian dashcam footage?

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u/Thecardinal74 Jan 28 '13

To be fair, it DID have the green light...

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u/waffels Jan 27 '13

Just a title with just in it

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u/gulpozen Jan 27 '13

Vroom vroom, muthafucka

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13

always in Russia. prompt_delivery

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u/foxdude95 Jan 27 '13

Just imagine all the shit that happens in Russia that isn't caught on dashcams

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '13

Is Russia really as crazy as it seems?

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u/AcrossTheUniverse2 Jan 28 '13

Russia. Dashcam. Winter. Got to be a headon collision coming up.

Oh, ok, that was unexpected.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

You KNOW the gent in the tank is having a fine day.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Putin on his way to Starbucks.

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u/tomdarch Jan 28 '13

Mike finally realized that stealing a British tank was too difficult, so he stole a Russian one and is on his way to Paris. finally!

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u/Socks1400 Jan 28 '13

The world has become a better place since the people of Russian decided to install dash-cams.

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u/ryankearney Jan 28 '13

Why the fuck would you take a video, make it a gif, and repost it?

http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/17djrm/suddenly_a_tank/

Oh that's right, just another day on Reddit.

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u/Knofbath Jan 28 '13

Roads?

Where we're going, we don't need roads.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Doc, I think you finally went fucking crazy. You're dressed like a nut case, you installed a fucking juicer on the car and now you say we don't need roads. You need help, Doc.

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u/Genitaliaa Jan 28 '13

In soviet Russia, tank drives you.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

opened link expecting battle tank. op delivers.

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u/Xanthan81 Jan 28 '13

That's just Tedski's mom going to the grocery for more wodka.

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u/rj2896 Jan 28 '13

Ever since we started equipping Russians with video cameras weird things have been happening.

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u/manwithhat2 Jan 28 '13

I'm seriously getting tired of this russian joke. I really doubt stuff like this happens every day. Can someone explain to me why people set out russia to be this harsh place where stuff just happens?

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u/wlpaul4 Jan 28 '13

Are dash-cams standard equipment in Russian cars now? I'm not complaining mind you, just curious.

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u/OperatorMike Jan 28 '13

Insurance scams are common, that is why a lot of people have them.

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u/PASS_THE_FUCKING_KFC Jan 28 '13

I knew it would be a dash cam video just from the title.

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

He was probably out looking for those damn capitalist dogs.

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u/petzl20 Jan 28 '13

HELL YEAH.

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u/mrsjllove Jan 28 '13

If I lived in Russia, I would totally have one of these cameras on my car...just because I would be tired of everyone thinking I was making shit up.

Makes you wonder how often crap like this happens...I don't mean just this...but like some of the other shit I've seen from the dashcams

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u/dud157 Jan 28 '13

fuck you im a tank.

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u/NOWAYRUSSIANSPY Jan 28 '13

HAHAHAHA Classic Igor...

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u/MTknowsit Jan 28 '13

Car wreck waiting waiting waiting ... then crosscutting TANK!

Refreshing.

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u/Skee_Ball_Hero Jan 28 '13

I'm gonna go ahead and assume that's not a typical occurrence in Russia.

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u/Estarrol Jan 28 '13

Driver, Drive me closer so I can hit the cashier with my sword for giving me bad vodka!

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u/craayoons Jan 28 '13

FPS Russia?

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Are many Russians offended by the West's running joke that it's a ridiculous, lawless, hardcore place?

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u/[deleted] Jan 28 '13

Clearly Russia is the place to be in the event of zombies.

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u/Kinnick Jan 28 '13

Does every car in Russia have a dashboard camera?

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u/mrgnome1538 Jan 28 '13

Reposted in gif form? Huh, I haven't seen that done before. Bravo on the karma buddy.

Also, you submit a shit-load of porn.

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u/dreamsofbetterdays Jan 28 '13

I'm American and this is how I think of Russia.

At least Americans got mainly deer to worry about

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u/Archangelus Jan 28 '13

In Soviet Russia, TAAAAAAAAAAANK!