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Thats an SVD(Snaiperska Vintovka Dragunova) issued as the offical mid-range sniper rifle of the Soviet army in 1959. The scope it's using is called a PSO-1, very popular with SVD's at that time.
that is impossible. Look the shape of the barrel and the front sights. This is derivated from the AK series, but since he has a scope and a bulky magazine, it's obviously a derivative of the Dragunov series, very popular russian battle/sniper rifles.
the inner mechanism is totally different. all they used from the AK was the concept of gas-operation. then they set it on semi-auto with a rotating bolt - unlique the AK.
but its nderstandeable - the SVD looks a lot like a AK. if you grab an AK, give it a longer barrel and that compound stock, it already looks like an unscoped SVD.