The Izhmash subsidiary Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant (aka. MOLOT) have developed two new tactical-style versions of their VEPR rifle, one chambered in .308 Win. and the other in .223 Remington.
The biggest new feature on these rifles is non-reciprocal forward charging handles on the left side, a big improvement from the original AK-style charging handle, and in my opinion, a superior design to the AK-12 charging handle.
Both the Veper-16 and Vepr-308 feature M4-style collapsable stocks, reciever picatinny rail and three baffle muzzle brake. The Veper-16 uses standard STANAG AR-15 magazines.
[Hat Tip: Raskin Guns]
[ Many thanks to Andrey for emailing us the link. ]