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Russia reduces list of arms subject to export control

RIA Novosti

23/03/2009 20:40 MOSCOW, March 23 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian government has adopted a resolution reducing the list of arms and military equipment subject to export control, the government press service said on Monday.

The resolution was adopted on March 17.

The new list only includes four categories of weapons: portable surface-to-air missile systems, portable antitank missile launchers, portable anti-tank rocket grenade launchers, and portable flamethrowers.

The previous list consisted of 12 categories, including revolvers and self-loading pistols, rifles and carbines, sub-machineguns, automatic rifles, light machineguns, antiaircraft machineguns, antitank guns, and mortars with a caliber of less than 100 mm.

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