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YEKATERINBURG, December 25 (Itar-Tass) — A life-size T-34 tank mock-up made of snow has been put on display in front of the administration building of a penitentiary in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region. The T-34 mock-up won a contest of snow sculptures that is traditionally held among Sverdlovsk region penitentiaries on the eve of New Year holidays. The authors, prisoners of penitentiary number 23, will be awarded diplomas and sweets.
“A traditional New Year contest of snow sculptures was held in 2012 among prisoners serving their terms in the Sverdlovsk region penitentiaries. Among sculptures there were Russian fairy tale and New Year characters,” a spokesman for the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service told Itar-Tass. “Prisoners of penitentiary number 23 have displayed a creative approach to the task and made a mock-up of the WWII tank, T-34. The snow tank is astonishingly close to the original.”
By the way, the first T-34 tank rolled off the production line of the Uralvagonzavod plant located in the Sverdlovsk region on December 18, 1941. According to the spokesman, the snow tank might be replicated in a longer lasting material, such as stone or sand, in the spring.