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Russia honors creator of AK-47 rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov with statue | Concaholic
A 30-feet statue has been unveiled of Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47 rifle, in Moscow, Russia. The statue shows Kalashnikov holding the weapon, which is named after him. He had created the weapon in 1947, after Soviet soldiers had complained about their weapons. High-ranking Russian officials including Vladimir Medinsky, the culture minister, and Petr …