Tribute to AK-47 inventor

A monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov - designer of the AK-47 rifle that has become the world's most common assault weapon - was unveiled on Tuesday in Moscow. The bronze statue depicts Kalashnikov, who died in 2013 at age 94, holding one of his weapons
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A monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov - designer of the AK-47 rifle that has become the world's most common assault weapon - was unveiled on Tuesday in Moscow. The bronze statue depicts Kalashnikov, who died in 2013 at age 94, holding one of his weapons in his arms "like a violin", according to Russian state television.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2017, with the headline 'Tribute to AK-47 inventor'. Print Edition | Subscribe