“Arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has opened a shop at the terminal of a train that carries passengers from central Moscow to Sheremetyevo International Airport,” rferl.org reports. “Along with less striking souvenirs such as pens, backpacks, and caps, the boutique sells replicas of assault rifles and pistols. The plastic mock-ups do not fire and do not require a license, but they look real and they don’t come cheap.”
Copy that. “According to prices listed on the gunmaker’s website, the replica AK-74 assault rifle costs 34,500 rubles ($540, above). An MP 654K replica pistol fitted with a silencer costs 7,300 rubles ($115, blow).”
Here’s the official Kalashnikov press release on the new store [translated by Google]
Concern “Kalashnikov”, belongs to the State Corporation Rostec, opened its first company store is not licensed products. Point of sales today earned on the 3rd floor in the “Aeroexpress” terminal in Sheremetyevo.
Company Store “Kalashnikov” – the total area of 58 square meters – was opened in the “Aeroexpress” terminal, which is connected with a pedestrian galleries Sheremetyevo airport. Point of sales designed in corporate red – black style Concern “Kalashnikov” and is divided into several themed zones in the number of food brands.
“Kalashnikov” – one of the most popular brands that come to mind for most people in the world when they hear about Russia, so we are pleased to provide the opportunity for everyone to take away from Russian souvenir with the brand of our company – said marketing director Vladimir Dmitriev.
“Starting your own store in one of the largest airport by passenger traffic in our country it is a natural step towards rapprochement with the customer and attract new consumers of our products. We hope that people will appreciate our initiative and would welcome the opportunity to buy a souvenir with symbols of our company. “
The Group’s store you can buy branded corporate gifts as well as clothing, bags and other useful items with the logo of “Kalashnikov” and its product brands.
In addition, on the shelves will be presented to mass-dimensional models of small arms, which as a souvenir can buy anyone who has reached the age of majority. By the end of the year on the shelves of the store will be specialized clothing and equipment for hunting under the trademark Baikal.