A road accident involving a Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft artillery system was caught on camera in Sochi, Russia. Footage from a street surveillance camera was posted initially on local Russian social media on Thursday, Feb. 29.

Although the video has since been deleted, a Kyiv Post military analyst reviewed it thoroughly and identified the vehicle as a Pantsir-S1 air defense system.

However, Kyiv Post could not independently confirm the exact location where the video was filmed.

The footage reveals the moment when the driver of the anti-aircraft vehicle lost control while emerging from beneath an overpass and trying to turn sharply to the right. The Pantsir toppled over, narrowly missing a passing car.

Assessing the extent of damage sustained by the air defense system remains challenging.

The Russian Pantsir missile system constitutes a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery systems. This system consists of three vehicles: a missile launcher, a radar truck, and a command post.


Designed to protect military, industrial and administrative installations from aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles, and UAVs, the Pantsir-S1 also protects air defense units against enemy air attacks, particularly at low to extremely low altitudes.

According to open sources, the unit cost of the Pantsir missile system ranges from $13.15 million to $14.67 million in export markets.

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Someone's about to have to redo their drinking and driving license course module. This fact will seem another astoundingly backward thing russia allows, but as per the Moscow Times russian :

"drivers can be fined and lose their license if they exhale 0.16 mg of alcohol per liter of air under breathalyzer tests".

That is 2X as high an allowable alcohol limit as ANY OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD!!!

In contrast in the USA currently as per wikipedia: "Most impaired driving offenses are charged after a breathalyzer or blood test indicates that a driver's blood-alcohol content (BAC) is above the federal BAC limit of 0.05% to 0.08%."

Article 113 of USA's Uniform Code of Military Justice further states: "military service members can be court-martialed for a DUI, regardless of actions taken by the state." they could also receive a "dishonorable discharge from the military. Rank reduction."

Worth remembering in a US election year is that 'putinrump' aspires towards the more corrupt putin model of governance. Russia under putin ranks in 141st place for corruption. Thats a 5X worse ranking than presently then the USA under Biden.