Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the funeral for Mikhail Kalashnikov, late designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, in Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 27, 2013. (Photo: chinanews.com)
AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94
MOSCOW, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town 1,300 km east of Moscow, local media reported.
"We received sad news today ... Kalashnikov died at the age of 94 after a prolonged illness," Viktor Chulkov, press secretary of the president of Russia's Udmurt Republic, was quoted as saying. Full story