Vladimir Putin loves to check out and even ride in the different vehicles that make up Russia’s national security arsenal. Yet we have never seen him alongside one of Russia’s most garish vehicles, the Federal Security Services “Punisher” or “Chastiser” armored car, until now.
We have been following this exotic Zil creation since its prototype stage, and videos of it on the road have emerged. It has also appeared sparingly in some staged PR videos for Russia’s domestic commando units. Aside from that, it seems like the FSB has kept the hard-to-hide battle wagons out of the spotlight for the last few years.