WATCH: Russian President Putin shows off his sniper skills

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday was seen showing off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle.

According to the Russian state media, Putin hit three out of five targets. he hit the head, liver and abdomen of a static target at 1,968 feet. He was testing SVCh-308 rifle at a range in Kubinka, close to Moscow.

In the video, Putin is seen sitting at a desk at a Patriot Park firing range in his suit and tie while shooting targets and showing off his sniper skills. The Russian strongman was seen wearing goggles and earphones, crouching as he fired the brand-new firearm.

According to Russian defense ministry channel TV Zvezda, the semi-automatic weapon fired by Putin is apparently an ultra-modern rifle for Russian snipers.


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