Uralvagonzavod launches Internet project on history of tank-building

February 25, 2014. To celebrate Defender of the Fatherland's Day, Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation launched an educational Internet project called tankopedia.org that works along the same lines as the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Uralvagonzavod's press service says.

The main idea behind the project is to gather as much information about the history of tank-building in the world as possible. This includes not only information that is directly related to the history of this industrial sector but also data on the cultural background such as films, songs, poems, and games that mention tanks in this or that way.

The project could be dubbed the Electronic Tank Museum, there are already over 2,300 articles on its web pages that tell the reader of different aspects of tank-building. There are currently 14 rubrics on the portal dedicated to the theory and building of armored vehicles, armored vehicles per se, tank enterprises, people, armored formations, battles, museums, archives, monuments, texts, films, games, uniform and insignia, colors, and decorations.

Uralvagonzavod intends to digitize not only the documents it has available in its Nizhniy Tagil museum (which houses over 50,000 items, including archive papers, photographs, drawings, and project design documentation as well as the archives of other tank-building enterprises located in Russia.


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