May these weapons send your enemies to their God…
An Orthodox priest blesses rifles during a ceremony where new recruits receive their weapons at a military unit of the Belarussian Interior Ministry in Minsk, January 27, 2012.
Mosin Nagant M44
A shorter carbine version of the longer Mosin Nagant 91/30. Unlike the earlier carbine model, the M38, the M44 has a side-folding non-removable spike bayonet. This feature would later become integrated with the SKS, albeit as an under-folding bayonet. The M44 gets it’s designation from the year it entered service, 1944, but there were some produced in 1943, which are generally more collectable and cost a bit more.
Lenin plays chess at the Villa Blaesus on Capri with fellow revolutionary exile Alexander Bogdanov while Maxim Gorky looks on. (1908)
Sniper march… (Female Soviet soldiers on the march with their Mosin Nagan 91/30 rifles. Note that some of them are equipped with the PU scope, whereas others are not.)
RPD fan… (Not sure which military this is; looks like confiscated firearms from insurgents or something. A huge amount of RPD’s and AK’s on display.)
"Things that are complex are not useful, things that are useful are simple"
Michail Kalashnikov (via victran)