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Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of merging the Izhmash and Izhmekh enterprises as part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation and under the Kalashnikov brand name. Photo: A young woman holds a Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifle with a TN-1 thermal imaging sight at the International Exhibition of Police and Military Equipment (Interpolitex 2012) in Moscow.

Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of merging the Izhmash and Izhmekh enterprises as part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation and under the Kalashnikov brand name.