A Massive Hovercraft Interrupts This Russian Day at the Beach
The amphibious ship coasted ashore in a village in Kaliningrad, a Baltic Sea port lying between Poland and Lithuania.
At first glance, it looks like a clip from a Jerry Bruckheimer film -- fun to watch, but more likely the product of a Hollywood studio than a real-life Russian beach scene.
A video showing all 500,000 kilograms of a military hovercraft beaching among Russian tourists is apparently authentic.
Russian news reports say the amphibious ship, nicknamed "Bison," coasted ashore in a village in Kaliningrad, a Baltic Sea port lying between Poland and Lithuania.
According to the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry said the hovercraft was simply beaching in "wild waters."
"What people were doing on a beach in a region of military training is not clear," he added.
The hovercraft video is just the most recent in a growing list of rather odd user-generated videos from Russia that have come about largely thanks to the proliferation of dashboard cameras.