On Wednesday, RIAN had a report on the visit by Russia’s President Putin to inspect the new headquarters of of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff in Moscow. A short paragraph tucked away at the end of the report makes interesting reading:
The building houses special shooting ranges, which can even be used for firing from grenade launchers. Putin, along with Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, practiced firing from the 9-mm Makarov pistol widely used in the Russian army. The president also tried the Stechkin high-accuracy semiautomatic pistol.