Thursday, November 5, 2015
The day of Russian semi-auto imports to the U.S. civilian market is done.
Kalashnikov, Russia's most iconic gun manufacturer, plans to double its sale of weapons to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the company's CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said on Monday . . . Kalashnikov in 2014 was cut off from the North American and European military and civilian arms markets by Western sanctions imposed on Russian defense firms last summer in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The company was in the process of a major distribution deal in the United States that would have seen around 200,000 civilian rifles imported to the U.S. annually. In the wake of sanctions, Kalashnikov has been aggressively targeting the Asia-Pacific civilian arms markets.