MOSCOW, RU. (THECOUNT) — Video footage shows Russian President Vladimir Putin testing out a sniper rifle – and, in a not-at-all-worrying-result, he manages three successful ‘kill’ shots.

Putin achieved hits to the head, liver and abdomen with three of his five shots, which the Daily Mail reports would have been accurate enough to kill. The other two missed the target, but let’s not dwell too much on that.


He had taken to the shooting ranges at the Patriot park in the Moscow area on Wednesday, testing out the SVCh-308, a Kalashnikov-designed Chukavin sniper’s rifle.

The weapon was apparently created by Kalashnikov Concern, which was the result of a 2013 merger between two Soviet-era plants, Izhmash and Izhevsk Mechanical Plant. source

In the video footage, you can see Putin dressed in his black suit as he fires away, safety specs and ear defenders also in place – surrounded by some pretty hench looking fellas dressed head-to-toe in camouflage.