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Kalashnikov sets sights on 'knockoffs'

AFP, IZHEVSK, Russia

Earlier this year, Iraqi authorities announced that a contract had been signed with China to arm the country's fledgling police force with Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.

After years of legal battles, however, Grodetsky said that President Vladimir Putin is finally taking their cause seriously. "Now that there's a political will from the president, it will be resolved."

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