Why Did Russian Cosmonauts Carry Shotguns and Machetes in Space?
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Feb 18, 2015
The popular myth about Russian spacemen traveling to space geared with weapons is actually true and the question why they did that is finally revealed. Russian cosmonauts carried a convertible shotgun which doubled as an axe and machete into space.
The ‘myth’ about Soviet spacemen being armed with shotguns was a topic of great interest on Russian forums for the past few years. Recently it —> Read More Here