A platoon commander in a Russian military tank division has enlisted the assistance of sixteen T-72B3 tanks to pop a query to his sweetheart after the machines lined up in a heart-shaped formation. She stated “yes,” after all.
They say love is made in heaven, however what a couple of tank proving grounds? In case of Lieutenant Denis Kazantsev of the 2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division “Tamanskaya” and his girlfriend Alexandra Kopytova, that was definitely the case.
Though Valentine’s Day just isn’t a practice in Russia, the spirit of affection was not misplaced on Denis’s commanders, who gave a go-ahead for the mission by no means tried earlier than on the Alabino testing grounds, southwest of Moscow. On Thursday morning, 16 tanks rolled onto the vary for a novel maneuvering drill that might see them forming up two columns after which aligning right into a formation resembling a coronary heart.
The mission’s success, nevertheless, hinged on the approval of just one individual – neither a significant nor a basic. With her eyes coated, the 19-year-old Alexandra was led into the center of the formation by Denis, 23. As she opened her eyes, she noticed a kneeling Kazantsev with a bouquet of pink roses and a romantic proposal.
“We have been together for a long time. We have endured time and distances. Will you marry me?”
The surprised Alexandra stated sure, clearly.
As the bizarre ceremony grabbed headlines in Russian media, it turned on the market was extra to the story. Denis and Alexandra have been married for greater than a yr already, however half of that point they had been living 1000’s of kilometers aside, as Alexandra wanted to complete her research within the japanese Siberian area of Buryatia.
Denis proposed to Alexandra on New Years’ Eve again in 2017, when the varsity sweethearts had been living in several cities. It wasn’t till late 2018 that Alexandra flew in to St. Petersburg for a marriage ceremony. They solely had two weeks of marital bliss, nevertheless, earlier than she needed to head again to Siberia.
Speaking to Metro News, Alexandra stated that she was not conscious of Denis’s plan when he invited her to Alabino, however was captivated by the spectacle.
I’ve by no means thought that it could possibly be that lovely! I’ve not anticipated that!…I’m very blissful!
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