Source Pravda.Ru

Russian soldier drives tank to get cigarettes in another town


In Kaliningrad, military man Arthur Vilgert was accused of causing more than 1.8 million rubles of damage to the Defense Ministry of Russia.

The serviceman hijacked a military vehicle for no particular purpose. Vilgert, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, left the army range ground, driving an infantry fighting vehicle (BMP- 2), to buy cigarettes in the nearby town of Pravdinsk. The drunk driver could not make a turn and slid into a ditch. 

After unsuccessful attempts to return the BMP- 2 on the road, Vilgert decided to return to the range ground for another BMP-2 to use it for towing. While the soldier was away, a fire occurred in the vehicle. The damages was evaluated at 1.8 million rubles.