Russian bizarreness is not new, but this certainly gets our attention today. A 550 ton military hovercraft carrying sophisticated weaponry just casually pulled up onto a crowded public beach.

These giant Zubr vessels are the largest in their class and can carry tanks as well as up to 400 troops. As to why it landed on the beach, no one seems to know, at least, the real reason. According to a Russian defense minister spokesman:
Docking at the beach... is a normal event. What people were doing at the beach on the territory of a military [base] is unclear.
So, a normal event? Makes us wonder just what an unusual one would be. At least it's not just babes in bikinis these days. [Irish Times via Fark]