I found this interesting weapon on another site:
Apparently it is intended as a personal defense weapon for Russian Cosmonoauts should they accidentally land in a hostile area on earth.
I have never heard of this weapon or seen a photo of it before. Does anyone know anything about the weapon itself or the ammunition if fires? An article on Wikipedia (not taken as concrete information) says something like "The top 2 smoothbore barrels fire 12.5mm Rounds, and the bottom rifled barrel 5.45mm Rounds.
There is also a link to an article in a UK newspaper dated 15/10/2007
about it (see below). Apparently it was the first time it was not issued to a Cosmonaut on a mission as the ammunition has deteriorated too much. The article says it fires “hunting rounds as well as rifle bullets and signal flares” and “Its butt serves as a machete and spade”.