WWII tanks with guns blazing at Tank-man Day re-enactments in Minsk

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A large-scale event to mark Tank-man Day was held in Minsk on Sunday. Some 200 hectares of Victory Park in the very center of the capital was set up with themed areas, playgrounds, sports and children's playgrounds. One of the biggest events of the day was a series of re-enactments featuring soldiers and tanks shooting and bombs exploding.  As one of the organizers explained, "The holiday was established in 1946 for the contribution that tank troops made to the victory [in the Great Patriotic War]."   Tank-man Day has been celebrated for six years.