So what's new militarily in regards to one of the world's least intense, but most publicized conflicts? The U.S. is sending military assets to the area, the Russians sunk one of their own ships, and if you live in Crimea you should probably invest in some noise-canceling headphones.
The MAZ 547/7916 series of mobile military transports was an integral part of Soviet military strategy. Outfitted with intercontinental nuclear missiles, their mobility aided in evading satellite and spy plane imaging of the day. These are Russia's even-bigger descendants.