The story from Yahoo.com (yes, they’re still apparently in business) is Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time.
Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company’s shooting range outside Moscow.
“The target is set up practically at the maximum distance,” Rossiya 24 television reported, saying that Putin appeared to be pressing the trigger while holding his breath and between heartbeats as professional snipers are supposed to do.
Putin “shot five times and hit the target more than half the time” the television channel reported.
Of course he did. When he’s not out riding grizzly bears barechested across the Kamchatka Peninsula, he routinely puts in time on the Spetsnaz rifle range ringing steel at 2500 yards.
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