You’re correct of course Alex, the “capitalist pig” term isn’t very PC nowadays ;-)
While my joke was obviously hyperbolic, the Russian documents about the 7N39 Igolnik (and even some Ukrainian reports from the UKR/RUS conflict where it apparently has been seen in limited use) makes it seem like it indeed can punch through a couple of tanks, Mt. Rainier, the Pentagon, and then some, all through the sheer willpower of the cartridge to honor the Motherland.
In Norway, we obediently started using the 7,62x63/.30-06 cartridge just as the US stopped using it, then started using 7,62x51 just as the US started using 5,56x45, and now we’re using 5,56x45 just as the US is trying to find a new 6,5/6,8 cartridge… about 65 years after the Brits came up with the .280 and .280/30.
I’m guessing we’re up for a new round of Russian officials debating wether the AK-12 should be in 5,45, 7,62, 12,7 or some new meme caliber.
Then we’re up for a couple of years with “AEK or AK?”, followed by promo pictures of the two new rifles, before another statement of “we’re doing a new test round of the rifles supplied to compete in the decision of a new unified rifle for the Russian armed forces in caliber… wait, which caliber was it?”