Father of AK-47 design dies at 94
Kalashnikov parlayed fame into Russian political career
Posted: December 24, 2013 at 5:26 a.m.
Lt. Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov — the arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and machine guns that would associate his name with modern war and become the most abundant firearms ever made — died Monday in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic, where he lived. He was 94.
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