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AFP Photo/Viktor Drakhev
Spetsnaz in the Crimea.
Well equipped Russian Federation troops in latest gear (6B27 combat helmets, 6Sh112 body armor and digital camo) with 3 of the troops armed with AK-74M and grenade launcher combo.
Guy in the center (sideways, next to the woman in black): he's got a fully silenced 9.3mm VSS rifle.
Guy in the right with binoculars: 7.62mm AKMS assault rifle with PBS-1 silencer.
Guy with his back on the camera: most likely carries a 7.62mm SVD-S sniper rifle.
Guy in the vehicle (GAZ-2975): 7.62mm PKM machinegun.
You are looking at a full compliment of a standard VDV SpecOps team's rifle caliber equipment.
These guys might just be a recon team, but the AKMS and PBS-1 silencer combo is a traditional loadout for Spetsnaz squad leaders.
Picture: AFP Photo/Viktor Drakhev.
Original text: Suomen Sotilas.