Friday, February 8, 2013

Kalashnikov Glad to Give Name to Brand New Arms

Russia 's most famous firearm designer, Mikhail Kalashnikov says he is happy to give his name to the brand of a small-arms corporation Being Formed by the merger of Russian gun makers and Izhmekh Izhmash, the press secretary Izhmash said on Wednesday.

In November, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's defense who Oversees industry, a Proposed merger of Izhevsk-based Izhmash Kalashnikov and Izhmekh under the brand.

"This is a great honor for me. The name Does not belong to me, as the designer, any more. It belongs to the country and all Russians. I will be happy if my name helps to economic development of Russia's export potential and Strengthen the Fatherland's defense and economic power, "the press secretary quoted Kalashnikov, 93, as saying.

Izhmash has-beens manufacturing Kalashnikov guns since the world-famous assault rifle Went first into mass production in 1949, while Izhmekh is best known for Producing Makarov and Yarygin pistols.

However, both, companies experiencing financial Have Been recently Difficulties and a sharp drop in production.

The government is now schedule to revive Them Them by merging under the new brand

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