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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Mikhail Kalashnikov (R), the Russian inventor of the globally popular AK-47 assault rifle during his working visit to 'Kalashnikov Concern' small arms factory in Izhevsk on September 18, 2013.  - 

The Russian government is privatizing gunmaker Kalashnikov, selling off its stake in the maker of the AK-47 rifle for about 40 million dollars. The BBC's Famil Ismailov joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss. 

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