War in Ukraine: Russian conscripts were given rusted AK-47s

In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, a man can be seen inspecting a neglected AK-A7 in his hand. In addition to the rusted metal parts, it also has a rotten wooden stock. “Why do we need kalashes when we have tanks,” he says ironically. However, they are also worthless.

Already in the spring, the media reported on the deployment of sixty-year-old T-62 tanks, which experienced their peak in the war in Afghanistan. The experts unequivocally agreed that they did not have the ability to withstand the modern anti-tank missiles supplied to Ukraine by Western countries. By September, according to the Newsweek server, over two thousand Russian tanks had been destroyed.

SkyNews cites a heavy utility truck known as the Tornado-U as another example of backward technology. Although the Russians claim it has increased armor protection, it was demonstrably damaged by small arms in the war.

Similarly, the BMD-4M, an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, is also poorly protected against small-caliber missiles and mines. Russian ammunition is just as miserable. For example, the 3M-14 Kalibr naval cruise missile has only a 33% chance of hitting the target.

President Vladimir Putinon Wednesday, September 21, he shocked not only the domestic but also the world public when he announced partial mobilization in 38 Russian cities. The order was supposed to cover up to three hundred thousand Russian men. Spontaneous protests broke out in many metropolises, which were immediately violently suppressed. Over a thousand citizens, including many women, were to be detained.

The name of the AK-47 assault rifle is an abbreviation for the Kalashnikov assault rifle model 1947. At the end of the Second World War, the young Soviet designer Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was responsible for its construction. The number of pieces produced is estimated at an incredible 100 million.

The weapon gradually reached all corners of the world and has its place in popular culture. For example, one of the most famous cultivated varieties of cannabis was named in her honor. It also features the AK-47 silhouette and the flag of the South African state of Mozambique.


3,817 refugees from the war in Ukraine received temporary protection in the Czech Republic over the past week. It is practically the same as a week earlier, when 3,821 people from Ukraine attacked by Russia received the relevant visa. In the seven months since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the state has granted 435,792 temporary visas. This follows from data published today by the Ministry of the Interior on Twitter. Visas allow their holders access to public health insurance, education or the labor market.

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As a result of the Ukrainian rocket attack in Kherson in the south of Ukraine, two people died today, one of them is former Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Zhuravko. With reference to local pro-Russian authorities, Russian press agencies inform about this, Kyiv has not yet commented on this information. Kherson has been occupied by the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion. In its regular morning report on the progress of the fighting, the Ukrainian General Staff said that Russian forces continue to try to fully occupy the Donetsk region and hold the captured territories.

“According to preliminary data, one hit from the HIMARS system was recorded on a hotel in the center of Kherson, where ordinary civilians lived… Two dead, including Oleksije Žuravka,” said a representative of the rescue service, according to the Interfax agency. “Yes, unfortunately Zhuravko died,” Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Russian-appointed administration, told TASS.

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Frequent skirmishes arise between the mobilized Russians. They often come to the training stations drunk.

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An unpleasant surprise awaited the Russian goalkeeper.


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