I don't know what will people like Mearsheimer and Walt make of it, but this time it's more serious than some Israeli lobby and its tentacles. We are talking about (almost) suburbs of the Russian capital. Oryol is a city about 360 km from Moscow, which in Russian terms is a stone throwing distance.
But first of all, this shot:
It depicts the Israeli tank Merkava.
And now a shot of a street scene in Oryol:
The poster in the picture meant to congratulate the Russians with the Army day (February 23) and is contributed by the regional branch of United Russia (the ruling Russian party).
P.S. The story checks out in many Russian sources, like this one, which adds some details:
... the tank depicted on the banner is indeed the Israeli Merkava Mark 2, and the soldiers belong to the legendary 7th brigade that took part in all Israeli wars.So we can be reasonably sure it's not a Photoshop job. And another hilarious detail from the same link:
We can thank the party [United Russia] that the banner doesn't show a fascist "Tiger". This is what happened in Kaliningrad.