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The Russian arms [maker / market] Kalashnikov is branching out [into / onto] fashion. The weapons manufacturer is one [for / of] Russia's most famous companies. It makes the well-known AK-47 assault rifle. The company said it has to make [difference / different] things because of Western sanctions. Many countries stopped [buying / bought] Russian weapons after the conflict in Ukraine [starts / started] . Before the sanctions, Kalashnikov [sold / selling] 70 per cent of its [hunted / hunting] and sporting weapons to Europe and the USA. Kalashnikov will [soon / sooner] launch a fashion label. It will make 'military style' [casual / causal] clothing and accessories. There are also plans to open 60 Kalashnikov clothes stores across Russia by the end of this year.

Kalashnikov is not the [firstly / first] Russian arms company to move into fashion. UralVagonZavod, the makers of [thanks / tanks] and other military vehicles, opened a shop in 2014 [sales / selling] T-shirts, jackets, shoes and bags. Most of its products have [image / images] of its tanks [on / in] them. The Kalashnikov CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said his company would still make most [by / of] its money from making guns. He said: "[On / In] addition to the development of new products, by 2017 we plan [to / two] double our sales of small arms." He said the company will, "start the [mass / masses] production of not less than 10 new products". A marketing manager said Kalashnikov's fashions could sell well because of a [raise / rise] in patriotism in Russia.

 
 

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