Russian Deputy PM ‘Shoots Himself In The Foot’ After Tweeting Support For NRA

by : UNILAD on : 29 Dec 2015 16:55

Life can be a bit of a bitch sometimes, but it looks like no-one told Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister this…


We invite you to spare a thought for Dmitry Rogozin (or don’t, we won’t judge) as he reportedly shot himself in the foot at a firing range, just days after tweeting support for America’s National Rifle Association (NRA). I think that’s what they call karma…

Rogozin is apparently recovering while undergoing treatment for the bullet wound at a hospital in Moscow and a source told Russia’s Interfax news agency that he ‘accidentally shot himself’ while training at a shooting range.


This meant he had to miss a cabinet meeting with Vladimir Putin last week. However, a spokesperson for Rogozin’s office had a more intriguing response, telling the Tass news agency he had had been injured playing handball. I think I know which one is more believable…


A bit like President Putin, Rogozin likes to try and show his ‘manly’ side and is a mega shooting enthusiast. He gets snapped quite often posing with a handgun in several photos over Twitter and Facebook.

The politician is also the deputy head of Russia’s Military Industrial Commission and a special envoy for the President.

A series of photos taken earlier in December show Rogozin at a shooting range, with a boasting tweet saying his eyesight is better than ever.

But, perhaps after this incident maybe he’ll be thinking he should have gone to Specsavers after all…

Topics: News, Crazy


Complex UK and 1 other
  1. Complex UK

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Shoots Himself in the Foot After Tweeting NRA Support

  2. The Independent

    Deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin 'shoots himself in the foot' after expressing support for NRA