The Bizon Kalashnikov Concern’s Submachine Gun
The collapse of the Soviet Union plunged the new Russian state into chaos, plagued by organized crime and terrorism. To face these challenges, the Ministry...... Read more.
Keeping Its Place in Russian Battle Space The AS Val 9×39 Special Purpose Assault Rifle
In the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union was engaged in a silent battle. Organized crime and terrorist cells had adopted body armor use alongside its growing...... Read more.
Russia’s Threadcutter, the VSS Vintorez A Call to Defeat Body Armor [OR–Russia’s Threadcutter Answers the Kremlin’s Call to Defeat Body Armor]
Modern armed conflicts are of a fundamental different character than cataclysmic wars of the last century. Fortunately, full-scale military operations the size ... Read more.
A Journey Through Russian Special Forces’ History and Future Grozny’s Russian University of Spetsnaz
Tucked away in the opening plains where the Caucasus Mountains finally meet the sprawling, almost infinite, flat landmass of Eurasia, the city of Guderme... Read more.
The 9x39mm SR-3 Vikhr: Russian Compact Assault Rifle Easily Handles Subsonic Ammunition
In the mid-1980s, the Soviet Ministry of Defense noted an increased need for body-armor-defeating weaponry paired with a diminished sound signature. Its answer,... Read more.
Suppressor History, Testing and Designs Insights from an Advanced Suppressor Seminar
There has been a resounding boom in popularity of suppressors in recent years. They have become less the stuff of secret agents and more the...... Read more.
The PKP of the Caucasus: Providing Russian Soldiers Increased Sustained Fire
By Lynndon Schooler For a brief 200-year period, the Pecheneg Khanate sprawled from Southern Trans-Carpathia across the Dnieper to Southern reaches of the Volga... Read more.
The Rise of the Vityaz
ABOVE: On the range with the Vityaz-SN and a Zenitco suppressor. A High Performance SMG Despite Growing Pains In 1993, the Russian Ministry of Internal...... Read more.
PP-2000KBP’s: Answer for Russian Special Forces’ Fight Against Terrorism
By Lynndon Schooler With the Bolshevik victory in 1922 bringing the cold and bloody Russian Civil War to a close, the multitude of Soviet...... Read more.
AK-12—Meeting the Russian Warfighter’s Needs
Pathway to the Kalashnikov’s Future Development By Lynndon Schooler Vladimir Zlobin, the former director of the AK-12 project, can be characterized as an ambi... Read more.