EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

Watch: Putin shows off sniper skills with new Kalashnikov rifle

Watch: Putin shows off sniper skills with new Kalashnikov rifle
Copyright Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS
Copyright Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS
By Alice Cuddy with Reuters
Published on Updated
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Putin fired multiple shots from the SVCh-308 rifle at targets 600 metres away.

ADVERTISEMENT

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off his sniper skills on Wednesday, testing a new rifle produced by Kalashnikov during a visit to the company’s shooting range outside Moscow.

A video, first aired by Russian TV, showed Putin taking several shots with the SVCh-308, a new semi-automatic rifle, which was first unveiled at a military forum last year.

The Russian president hit three of the five targets he was aiming at some 600 metres away, according to local media reports.

During his visit, Putin also looked at other Kalashnikov products, including armoured and electric vehicles, snowmobiles and drones.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

WATCH: Putin's strategic visit to Yakutsk before Pyongyang meeting

Russia's Putin to visit Pyongyang at Kim Jong Un's invitation

Emmanuel Macron demands Russia releases jailed French citizen