So you want to feel safe in Russia – How about an Armored Vehicle as a Taxi?


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Don’t be surprised if an Armored Car pulls up

If you’re downtown St. Petersburg and looking to hail a taxi don’t be surprised if an armored car pulls up. It’s going to cost you a chunk of change but it will be worth it. Five thousand rubles will be enough to foot the bill. It’s kinda like going to Disney Land except it’s a mobile experience. It’s been painted a bright fire engine red so you don’t miss it, “right”! Don’t get any big ideas like robbing a bank the owner deactivated turret machine gun. But I think you can stand up in it and get an idea of what it would be like.

Nobody is going to mess you in this.

This little baby was once a BRDM-2 Combat Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle, manufactured in the Soviet Union between 1963 and 1989. If your lucky and can talk the owner into an off road excursion its has the ability to negotiate any kind of terrain. That deactivated turret gun I told you about is a 14.5 mm Vladimirov heavy machine gun and a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov’s tank machine gun as well. So if you want to impress your neighbors and friends, next time you are in the area, give this baby a whirl. Just might be the next big thing in the taxi business in the states, it doesn’t matter where it goes nobody is going to mess with you.

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