A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP
A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP

Russia unveils seven-metre statue of AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

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

A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP
A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Photo: AP
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