Photo Gallery: Hard Times for a Legendary Weapon
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Photo Gallery: Hard Times for a Legendary Weapon

Russian Arms Legend in Trouble Bankrupt AK-47 Maker Puts Hope in New Guns

The Russian company that manufactures the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle has fallen on hard times. A halt in orders from the Russian military and a flood of cheaper knockoffs have driven it into bankruptcy. But the firm hopes to revive its fortunes with new models and a global branding campaign.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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