Damascus claims France involved in staging Khan Sheikhoun chemical attackWorld April 27, 12:23
Russian Investigative Committee denies Tu-154 crashed in Sochi due to overloadWorld April 27, 12:12
Russian intelligence chief doubts Trump’s election pledges to fight terrorism 'sincere'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 11:11
Foreign intelligence chief says current ideological standoff worse than Cold War eraRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 11:10
Russian diplomat believes Western obsession with Assad leads to dead endRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 10:30
Maria Sharapova wins first match after disqualificationSport April 27, 9:38
Abe expects progress in talks on peace treaty with RussiaWorld April 27, 9:06
Media: Israeli Air Force strike hits area near Damascus airportWorld April 27, 8:35
Russian diplomat believes US strikes on Syria make no military or political senseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 8:30
IZHEVSK, September 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on defense-sector enterprises to increase manufacture of civilian products.
"Along with weapons, it is important to turn out civilian products. The output of such products should be expanded," Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting with workers of Russia’s weapons concern Kalashnikov.
According to the Russian president, Russian defense-sector enterprises should manufacture such products that would enjoy demand after the state weapons program is implemented. He said it is a general world practice when defense-sector companies sell some of their products on civilian markets. In his words, Kalashnikov’s executives are aware of that and draw the company’s development plans accordingly.
Putin told the workers about his impressions from an excursion around Kalashnikov’s overhauled shops. "It is a museum of modern arts," he said.
Apart from that, the Russian head of state used the opportunity to congratulate weapons makers on their professional holiday. "You marked your holiday yesterday [on Monday]," Putin said. "I would like to congratulate you and wish you the very good.".