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Weapons: Mighty Tiny Russian Machine Gun
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November 12, 2008: Over the last few years, the Russian police and special operations personnel have been getting a new 9mm submachine gun, the PP-2000. The new weapon has proved to be very popular. It's reliable, light (3.3 pounds empty) and compact (13 inches, or 33cm, long with the stock retracted). When the gunstock is used, it can also hold a spare 44 round magazine. With the gunstock, the weapon is 22 inches (55.5cm) long. Rate of fire is 10-12 rounds a second. It uses a 20 or 44 round magazines.

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Shirrush       11/12/2008 6:06:50 AM
Soon at a terror attack near you!
Remember the comblock's Skorpion vz61?
 
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When will we see an innovative, say, life-saving medical device developed by Russians? I guess never. Murder and assassination is what they do best. Always have, always will!


 
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formercccp       11/12/2008 6:13:16 PM

When will we see an innovative, say, life-saving medical device developed by Russians? I guess never. Murder and assassination is what they do best. Always have, always will!
 
Comrade! Here is an example of a Russian/Soviet development, which paved the way for the modern LASIK.

 
In 1978, American ophthalmologists became interested in the findings of Dr. Fyodorov. After visiting him in the Soviet Union, Dr. Leo Bores brought the technology back to the United States. Since then, radial keratotomy has been performed on over two million Americans. Research into alternate forms of refractive surgery was prompted by certain limitations of radial keratotomy.
 
or how about
 
The Ilizarov apparatus is used in a surgical procedure that can be used to lengthen or reshape limb bones. In addition, the procedure is often used to treat complex and/or open bone fractures, where conventional treatment techniques cannot be used. It can also be used to treat infected non-unions of bones not amenable with other techniques.
 
 
-- I am quoting these two just because I work in IT in a Medical enviroment where I came across these in active use or in references, to treat North American patients. 
 
Cheers
F.

 
 
 








 
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arodrig6       11/12/2008 6:35:15 PM
They also seem to excel at space exploration, mathematics, and literature.
 
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Jeff_F_F       11/14/2008 11:24:10 PM
And in a few years we'll know who wins the climate change debate between western warmers and Russian coolers.
 
And let's not forget their contributions to the art of potato liquor...
 
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