I've noticed that in at least half the pictures I see of Syrians with AK47-type rifles, the rifles appear to be Chinese. Smooth receiver covers, full circle front sights, black oxide finish, etc. For example, here's a Syrian boy with an underfolding Chinese spiker. Anyway, I thought Syria was a Russia ally. I just assumed it would be awash with Russian AKM and AK74. I was surprised to see so many Chinese rifles when image googling "Syrian AK47". I didn't know they had Wal-Mart in Syria. Or maybe I'm not so good at identifying Chinese rifles, I'm no expert.