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Kalashnikov Plans to Sell 200,000 Rifles in U.S.

Arms manufacturer Kalashnikov will sign an exclusive agreement with the Russian Weapon Company, or RWC for the distribution of Kalashnikov sporting and hunting rifles in the United States, a news report said Monday.

Pavel Kolegov, Kalashnikov's deputy general director of sales and marketing, said that an the deal with RWC will enable the delivery of up to 200,000 units to the United States annually, according to a company statement quoted by Interfax-AVN.

Kalashnikov and RWC have been in close cooperation for two years already, with the latter being responsible for 90 percent of Kalashnikov's exports to the United States in 2013.

The deal was announced at the Shot Show 2014 in Las Vegas, which is one of the largest annual international weapons exhibitions. The majority of Kalashnikov's popular rifles are on display at the RWC stand.

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