Kalashnikov Opens Store At Moscow International Airport

Sometimes you just have to hand it to the Russians.  They get it: Guns are cool.  They’re something to be embraced by a society — not shunned or scapegoated by a society for the follies of men (Guns don’t kill people, people kill people).

They are proud of the firearms heritage, so much so that the Kalashnikov Group, makers of the iconic AK-47, has opened its first branded shop at the country’s biggest and busiest airport.

That’s right, 31.6 million domestic and international travelers passing through Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport will be able to stop into the 58 square-meter store at the Aeroexpress Terminal to pick up some cool Kalashnikov goodies.

I know what you’re thinking. Nope, no firearms will be sold there.  But some cool t-shirts, bags, clothes and other Kalashnikov-branded products will be available.  Customers will also have an opportunity to check out a wall of replica firearms.

“Kalashnikov is one of the most popular brands that springs to mind when people all around the world come to think about Russia. That is why we are happy to give everyone who came to visit Russia an opportunity to take home a souvenir with Kalashnikov logo,” said Kalashnikov Marketing Director Vladimir Dmitriev.

Kalashnikov shop at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport. (Photo: Sheremetyevo Airport via Facebook)

Kalashnikov shop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. (Photo: Sheremetyevo Airport via Facebook)

“Opening a branded shop in the airport that retains a leading position in terms of passenger traffic of our country is a totally reasonable step towards consumer adoption and building customer loyalty,” he continued. “We hope that people would highly evaluate our initiative and buy our company souvenirs as a memory of their trip.”

Can you imagine how crazy gun grabbers and the media here in the good old USofA would go if Ruger or Smith & Wesson set up apparel stores at JFK and O’Hare international airports?  They would go bananas!

Anyways, so far, everything at the Kalashnikov store, which opened Aug. 16, is going smoothly.

Ilya Vorobyov, an airport spokesperson told USA Today, “at this point there haven’t been any confrontations regarding it,” adding that in the event of “conflicts and irregularities affecting security” the airport would consider suggesting the shop’s “product assortment” be adapted.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Larry Koehn August 27, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Great idea especially if it is a duty free shop which it probably is not. Too bad there are no guns as the shop could box them and load them on outgoing flights only.

  • Z August 26, 2016, 6:16 am

    One problem – BIG one.
    Ruger, Colt, Walther, Smith & Wesson etc. are weapon manufacturers.
    There is no such thing as Kalashnikov manufacture !!!!
    Empty rebranding stint only !
    Millenials wet dream.

    • B August 26, 2016, 1:11 pm

      Ummm…this is Kalashnikov Concern…in RUSSIA, and they are very much alive and have been manufacturing for 200 years, and as for the US brand, they are just taking their time to make sure they have it right BEFORE they release product. Development of firearms is not only expensive, but also very time consuming…. Would you rather they push them out before they are ready just to make you and others happy, or wait until the product has the design and quality they want. Frankly I commend them for not taking our money on an inferior product, and waiting until they think it is ready.

    • Davy Crockett August 26, 2016, 7:54 pm

      Norinco, Daewoo, Remington and Beretta have all made things other than just firearms… for a looong time… and those are a *few* examples… do some research before you post “I hate guns, I love Democratic Socialism” everywhere you can. Commie wanna-be’s everywhere, luckily this time, unlike Che, they are stupid and have disarmed themselves. Victory to glorious motherland of United States and Capitalism… what leftist punks. Not a single one of them will call you out for wearing “NRA” shirts or hats or “Kalashnikov” for that matter because #1 I’m sure they are too unsophisticated in firearms to know what/ who Kalashnikov is. #2 They wont call you out because they have zero testosterone or actual will to fight for their causes unless its robbing CVS stores and burning them down with 1000+ black supporters… when do we get to just VX gas Detroit + Chicago and save Americas future for real. Also, end immigration now… just end it temporarily, Ireland and England both had to do it for a while, why can’t we? Shut down bringing more people into America until everyone already here is being treated AND acting like a fellow American, until then why would we trust them? The Muslims were smart not to trust us or the Jews either…. but us… no, Christians are gullible as f*ck. We need to get angry just like those Muslim and Black Lives Matter filth and fight fire with fire. Let America’s enemies fire the first shot but we *will* return fire. They are afraid of guns? LMAO Do the elites remember what the IRA did with Semtex to the Brits? Cause I’d have to say it got the f*cking point across to those English wankers. Even with MRAP’s and LAV-25’s built to resist C4… its called thermite, its easy to make, easy to deploy and it will MELT your Abrams tanks @ 5-6,000 degrees F…. I dont think armored crews will stick around for the show… I’m not suggesting this action is necessary, but ANYONE who says “it can’t be done” … heres a quote from Willy Wonka for you “Never ever doubt what nobody is sure about”. Drones a problem? Portable EMP pulse devices to scramble electronic equipment at high altitudes, they can be made. Anyone remember the old VCR tape erasers? Thats basically all an “EMP Device” is… just bigger. So again, to those who say “it can’t be done” I respond with “shove it, Commie”.

    • Robert August 27, 2016, 8:14 am

      Actually there is a manufacturer…..One for sure here in the U.S.

  • DRAINO August 25, 2016, 5:31 pm

    So…..the communist country are celebrating firearms??……and the “free” country is trying to suppress, even eradicate them from society???? Nothing contradictory about this……………………………………………………..right? #wherehasallthecommonsensegone???

    • Johnny Cocknocker September 5, 2016, 8:20 am

      They’re not communist you f*cking moron.! They’re Russians, not Soviets. Learn the difference you ignorant cunt!

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