AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94 [People’s Daily]
December 24, 2013
Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town 1,300 km east of Moscow, local media reported.
“We received sad news today … Kalashnikov died at the age of 94 after a prolonged illness,” Viktor Chulkov, press secretary of the president of Russia’s Udmurt Republic, was quoted as saying.
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