Rostec to Re-Start Production of Legendary Soviet Zenit Camera

© Sputnik / Boris Prihodko / Go to the photo bankNew Soviet 35-mm Zenit photo camera 15M at a wholesale fair of recreation and leisure goods. (File)
New Soviet 35-mm Zenit photo camera 15M at a wholesale fair of recreation and leisure goods. (File) - Sputnik International
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The Russian high-tech development and production company Rostec is planning to revive the once famous photo camera brand Zenit, Rambler News Service (RNS) reported.

"It's a very popular product, we want to make it a luxury device as an analogue to Leica [German camera manufacturer]," said Vasiliy Brovko, the head of Department of Communication and Information at Rostec, according to the source.

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Back in 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talked about the possibility of re-starting the production of Zenit cameras.

The Zenit camera brand was widely popular in the Soviet Union and Russia. As many as 15-million Zenit cameras were manufactured and a lot of them were exported to Western countries, including Germany, Italy, France and Britain.

However, Zenit cameras haven't been manufactured since 2005. Rostec thought it would be a great idea to revive the legendary camera and re-brand the old name.     

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