The strangest things you want to take out of Russia
• The strangest things you want to take out of Russia
Forget about drugs and weapons. Russian border guards that can hardly be a surprise. But some people are still surprised, trying to smuggle some very strange things.
1. Tank of World War II
July 28, 2017, a Russian court rejected the complaint of a resident of Moscow, who received a three-year suspended prison sentence for attempting to smuggle drove a tank T-34-85 from Russia to Kazakhstan by train. Russian citizen bought a tank of 20 000 euros in Latvia and sold it to a customer in Kazakhstan over 230,000 euros, but tried to export the war machine without filing the necessary documents to avoid paying tax.
The man was detained near the Russian-Kazakh border. He was accused of smuggling of objects of cultural value. The tank was confiscated.
2. 350 fake Faberge eggs
In December 2010, border control airport Charles de Gaulle seized batch of Faberge eggs. 350 eggs were trying to smuggle out of Russia. Despite the fact that each egg has been the national emblem, in fact they were fake. This is not surprising, given that the famous jeweler Carl Faberge made only 71 apiece.
3. Spare parts for aircraft "MiG" and "Su"
For spare parts for military aircraft smugglers often the choice falls, according to the news bulletin. There have been several attempts to smuggle parts for aircraft "MiG" from Russia to Ukraine. Perhaps the boldest attempt to smuggle parts taken in 2016 former members of the Lipetsk Air Base, which was reportedly stole 700 pieces from the "MiG-29", "Su-24" and "Su-25" and preparing for their sale in Ukraine . Maybe someone tried to assemble the plane in his backyard?
4. 18 kgs tail deer
In 2016 in Ussuriysk border guards detained a Chinese citizen who tried to smuggle 80 fresh-cut tail deer for the Chinese Ethnomedicine. It was confiscated a cargo of 18 kilos (estimated cost of 784 000 rubles). The detainee said that he intends to sell 78 tails, and two - eat himself.
5. 142 turtles and lizards, 28
In March 2016 the border service of Domodedovo airport have detained a woman who tried to smuggle 170 reptiles in luggage. The woman insisted that they were a gift from her friend, who lives in Vietnam. Maybe it was better to buy nesting dolls?