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Photos: Russia Honour AK-47 Rifle Inventor

By on September 20, 2017

– The creator of AK-47 rifle, Avtomat Kalashnikov has been honoured with a statue of him in Moscow.

Russia on Tuesday unveiled a statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle that became, by some estimates, the world’s most popular firearm brand.

Kalashnikov came up with the idea of inventing a new automatic rifle that could work in all conditions after becoming disgruntled by the Soviet weaponry as he recovered from an injury during WWII.

Eventually that led to the creation of the AK-47 short in Russian for Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947 (Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle 1947). 

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