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09/26/2018 11:05Modular Weapon System Prototype Designed by Russian Students    ( The Firearm Blog (press release) (blog) )
On September 19, while reporting the Gunsmith's Day events in Izhevsk, a Russian TV channel showed non-firing prototypes of a modular weapon ...
09/20/2018 09:30Izhevsk policemen who framed up case in order to improve statistics receive prison terms    ( )
The Ustinovsky District Court of Izhevsk sentenced two policemen and one local resident who fabricated evidence in the case of robbery for the sake ...
04/27/2018 22:10Indian army to replace its INSAS rifles with Kalashnikov    ( Blasting News )
When it comes to a mass produced weapon of destruction, what could be better than the old good AK? Especially if the weapon is needed to arm one of the world's largest military land forces. The armed forces of India is about to start phasing out INSAS, the domestically designed and manufactured ...
04/22/2018 14:15All about the AK-103 assault rifle, the weapon India Army is keen to lay its hands on    ( Zee News )
NEW DELHI: The legendary AK-47 assault rifle (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) has been the backbone of many modern armies and it famed for its simple design, ruggedness, ease of use and maintenance. The AK series of rifles have proven their worth in all weather conditions and terrain.
04/13/2018 22:05US sanctions heap pressure on Russian arms makers    ( Financial Times )
Kalashnikov spent more than $200m on modernising its main plant in Izhevsk and focused on military clients. “We work with every country where there is interest. Before the sanctions civilian weaponry accounted for 90 per cent [of sales] — now it is more like 30 per cent civilian and 70 per cent military,” ...
04/13/2018 22:05Izhevsk police detain gang of extortionists    ( )
Udmurtia suppressed the activity of an organized criminal group. According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Udmurtia, its members are suspected of extorting a large sum from one of the entrepreneurs of Izhevsk. It is likely that there are more victims, in connection with which law ...
03/30/2018 16:45Russia: first operational Arctic Tor-M2DT in 2018    ( Army Recognition )
The Kupol Company from Izhevsk, which produces Tor, upgraded its module and improved the heating. As a result, frost-resistant option of the powerful antiaircraft weapon appeared and has already been praised by Russian and foreign military," he said. Tor-M tracks up to 48 targets. They can include ...
03/29/2018 13:30Viktor Kalashnikov, Son Of Weapons Inventor, Dies At 75    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
The son of the man who invented one of the world's most well-known firearms, the AK-47 assault rifle, has died at the age of 75. Viktor Kalashnikov died on March 27, Izhevsk State Technical University in Russia's region of Udmurtia announced on March 28. It did not disclose the cause of death.
03/29/2018 13:30Gunsmith Viktor Kalashnikov passes away    ( MercoPress )
Viktor Kalashnikov, son of the legendary Soviet small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, began his weapon designing career in 1966 by conducting a series of tests of the AK-47. Viktor Kalashnikov, son of the legendary Soviet small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, died in Izhevsk on March 27, the ...
03/28/2018 20:55Russian weapons designer Kalashnikov Jr. passes away    ( TASS )
The Mikhail Kalashnikov Foundation has told TASS Viktor Kalashnikov will be buried at a local cemetery in Izhevsk on March 30. Viktor Kalashnikov was born on July 16, 1942. He graduated from a mechanical institute in Izhevsk in 1966 and took a job at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant's new products ...
03/22/2018 04:55Russian Label Crime x Punishment's Third Collection is a Cyberpunk Nightmare    ( HYPEBEAST )
Russian streetwear label Crime x Punishment has just unveiled its third collection and accompanying lookbook. Partly made by prisoners in Izhevsk, the capital city of western Russia's Udmurt Republic, the line is divided into three chapters – “Cybercrime,” “World Tour” and “Fake” – and takes inspiration ...
03/07/2018 22:05Udmurt Supreme court arrested Gazprom subsidiary co-owner    ( )
An appeal complaint of the Izhevsk Industrialny District Court was adopted. Recall that the co-owner of the Gazprom subsidiary and former director of Spetsgazavtotrans is accused of attempted murder of his former business partner Vadim Styazhkin. The investigation found that the two men hired by ...
03/06/2018 16:05Russian court not to procced with Kalashnikov Concern's lawsuit against French firm    ( RAPSI )
It was established in 2013 and includes Izhmash, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, the Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant Molot, the Koshkin Automatic Lines Design Bureau (Klimovsk) and NITI Progress. The group exports its products to 27 countries including the United States, the UK, Germany, ...
02/28/2018 12:00Co-owner of Gazprom subsidiary company charged with attempted murder    ( )
56-year-old Vadim Styazhkin, Director of Izhevsk-based Legat Law Firm and business partner of Vadim Chernov, became a victim of this carve-up. He had represented the interests of Chernov and his own interests in legal disputes with the Tumaev family. On March 15, 2017, the businessman was ...
02/22/2018 16:45'I know you will find somebody better than me': Teen posts video before jumping to her death with ...    ( CrimeOnline )
Two girls were found dead on the sidewalk below their apartment complex in Izhevsk, Russia, after posting social media messages to loved ones, then leaping off ta 10-story building earlier this week. The Sun reports that Maria Vinogradova, 12, and her half-sister, Maria Svetozarova, 15, may have been ...
02/22/2018 01:20Girl films farewell message before she and sister leap to deaths in 'Blue Whale' craze    ( Daily Star )
Anastasia Svestozarova, 15, and Maria Vinogradova, 12, were found dead in the west Russian town of Izhevsk. Hundreds of children and teenagers across the country have killed themselves in recent years after being brainwashed online by sick mentors who order them to complete 50 steps. The tasks ...
02/21/2018 08:50Teenage half-sisters who fell to their deaths from 10-storeys 'linked to Blue Whale suicide game'    (scallywagandvagabond)
Blue Whale suicide : Russian half sisters jump to their deaths in trending game - scallywagandvagabond
02/21/2018 08:50Russian girl, 15, films farewell to her family before she and her sister, 12, jump to their deaths from ...    (Metro)
Tragic death of half-sisters could be linked to deadly Blue Whale 'suicide game' - Metro
02/20/2018 16:55Deaths of two young half-sisters who fell 10-stories 'linked to Blue Whale suicide game'    ( )
The deaths of two half-sisters could be linked to the notorious so-called Blue Whale suicide "game". Maria Vinogradova, 12, and her sibling Anastasia Svetozarova, 15, were found dead on a snowy pavement beneath their apartment block in Izhevsk. They are both believed to have jumped from the ...
01/19/2018 01:10Russian police raid opposition leader Navalny's office    ( - English - (press release) )
Shavedinnov added that as he was speaking police had arrived at a 12th campaign office in the town of Izhevsk in the Urals region. “We link this to the January 28 protest. The authorities are afraid of a large number of people on the streets and are trying to hinder us.” The campaign office's Twitter ...


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