Zapad 2017 military drills conducted by Russia and Belarus have become the platform to test the T-80 tank.
The T-80 is the world's first serial armoured vehicle equipped with a gas turbine power plant and built-in dynamic protection.
The T-80, based on the T-64 tank, was produced before 1998, but in 2007 the tank was replaced with diesel-powered T-72.
The Russian military command decided to renovate the machine and return it to the troops as T-80BVM.
The tank performs very well in all weathers, but consumes more fuel than usual and has a pricy engine.
Russian Su-35S fighters allegedly intercepted F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force and forced them to leave Syrian airspace
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there was no threat whatsoever in connection with the incident at a military training ground near the city of Severodvinsk