You Can Now Buy an AK-47 at this Airport
The most popular of its kind, one hundred million AK-47 assault rifles have been produced since 1979. It's still in service with 106 countries and been updated to AK-74M, a version that fires smaller 5.45 mm bullets.
The company Rostec owns 51% of the shares in the Kalashnikov brand and makes the guns in central Russia.
Vladimir Dmitriyev, the firm's marketing director, told RIA Novosti news agency:
"Kalashnikov is one of the most popular brands that come to mind when people think of Russia... So we are pleased to provide everyone with an opportunity to take home a souvenir with our brand on it."
The copies still look like functional weapons, but cannot be made to fire. That of an AK-74, costs 34,500 rubles—approximately $535 dollars.
The shop also sells t-shirts that say "I Love AK," as well as shirts, jackets, hats, pens and bags bearing the company logo.
The store has proven to be a big hit with travelers. Tourists leaving Russia seem delighted with the opportunity to take away a souvenir with the infamous company brand.