A Russian soldier has pulled out all the stops to propose to his girlfriend, with his fellow officers maneuvering 16 tanks to surround the couple in a heart shape.
The high-octane romantic stunt was filmed in a video published by the defence ministry on Valentine’s Day.
Local media report that Lieutenant Denis Kazantsev led his long-term partner Alexandra Kopytova into the centre as she held her hands over her eyes, the defence ministry’s TV channel Zvezda reported.
“We’ve been together a very long time. We’ve stood the test of time and distance. Marry me!” he said as his girlfriend nodded silently.
“I still don’t understand what’s going on,” Kopytova told a television reporter at the scene.
The tanks used for the romantic manoeuvre also take part in the annual Victory Parade on Red Square, Zvezda reported.
“No one has ever seen such a large-scale proposal,” its reporter said.