Molot products is no longer importable.
There seemed to be a lot of confusion about US Sanctions against Russia, and we are getting a lot of questions about it. I’ll briefly explain the situation.
2014 US imposes sanctions against Russia for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and for stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people.(You can read more information by clicking on this link) There is a list of companies and individuals that were directly affected by this executive order. Throughout the last three years that list has exponentially grown, many more Russian companies and officials were added to it.
What is happening now. As we all know Izhmash (Russia’s biggest firearm manufacturer) was sanctioned in the first round of this process. Automatically all products manufactured by Izhmash are no longer importable to the United States. In the latest sanction expansion Molot-Oruzhie was added to the list of companies that are directly or indirectly involved in the above-mentioned conflict.
As a result, Saiga and Vepr firearms and accessories manufactured by Izhmash and Molot-Oruzhie are no longer importable into the USA. Saiga and Vepr are not banned, it’s simply not importable as long as sanctions are in place. And since Russia not planning on abandoning Crimean Peninsula it is unlikely that sanctions will be lifted.
There is another round of sanctions being discussed by US government for punishing Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Outcome of it is unknown to me at this time.
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