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max popenker
July 17, 2009, 02:12 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=101689&stc=1&d=1247807454
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Russian president Dmitry Medvedev tries some special equipment when visiting an elite Russian Army airborne unit.

Rifle: AI AW (yes, it's imported), pistol: Yarygin PYa (domestic product ;))

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2RCO
July 17, 2009, 02:32 AM
Well at least somebody has a President that seems to like guns! I'm thinking he looks pretty comfortable behind the old Accuracy International.

hmmm.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 17, 2009, 02:36 AM
There's precedent for this:

http://www.huntersmark.com/_Media/putin_large.jpeg

"In Soviet Russia, president hunt YOU!"

Birdmang
July 17, 2009, 02:43 AM
Thats almost like a pun because putin is the PRESIDENT for this (country)

beardownwildcat
July 17, 2009, 03:06 AM
i like how their president looks like a hitman with that pistol....he also looks really young

MikkOwl
July 17, 2009, 03:19 AM
Putin is not the president. To set things straight:

President: Dmitry Medvedev (pictured)
Prime Minister: Vladimir Putin

I can only say that it's very odd to have both titles, which normally never(?)co-exist. Either you have one or the other. Putin was in power as long as he legally could, then he gets this 'prime minister' role instead of president, with Medvedev as president. To me, it sounds like he's ruling similar to before, just a different title. Different front man. Those men of power (KGB is a powerhouse, and they have been deep involved in that) probably have things arranged for themselves.

Anyway, Russian firearms are indeed interesting. They have some unusual 9mm ammo with very light high velocity loads to penetrate armor and other things. The prez might have a personal interest, but most likely it's promotional related.

EDIT: I think this is the pistol he's holding: http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg50-e.htm

Eschaton
July 17, 2009, 03:38 AM
I thought the 2nd picture was of one of his bodyguards.

chris in va
July 17, 2009, 03:41 AM
Spiffy glasses he has there.

Titan6
July 17, 2009, 09:14 AM
I can only say that it's very odd to have both titles, which normally never(?)co-exist. Either you have one or the other.

Actually there is a bit of precedent for this. Take Germany for example. However one is normally just there for the photo-op with all the power of the King of Sweden and VP Biden.

Just One Shot
July 17, 2009, 09:29 AM
Putin may not be president but he does run the country!

Dmitry Medvedev is nothing more than a puppet on a string.

max popenker
July 17, 2009, 10:06 AM
Putin may not be president but he does run the country!

well, it seems that you know more about my country that I do. Are you from CIA or what? :)

strangelittleman
July 17, 2009, 10:22 AM
Very interesting pics. I hear the new service pistol is very durable and quite accurate. It certainly isn't svelt, judging from the pic of it in Medved's hand!

rbernie
July 17, 2009, 10:59 AM
If your post disappeared, it's because it was political noise that is not allowed on THR.

Keep that in mind, please.

Just One Shot
July 17, 2009, 01:50 PM
well, it seems that you know more about my country that I do. Are you from CIA or what?

:cool:

:D

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