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Originally posted by Chorlton
The man who gave the world the AK-47 assault rifle has been taking part in celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of his invention.
They say he didnt get any royalties for his work but he hardly looks like your average peasant, does he?
Mikhail Kalashnikov was twice named Hero of Socialist Labor. In 1998, he was awarded an Order of Saint Andrew the Protoclete (orden Svyatogo Andreya Pervozvannogo). His current military rank is Doctor of Technical Sciences.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Andy understand that a gun doesn't kill people, people kill people. I cannot stress this enough, if it was not him who invented the AK-47 someone else would have invented another rifle that would be used if not that rifle would be more devastating. It's bound to happen that man will always devise new ways to kill each other and the means to which to go by it.
A gun alone is harmless without being in the hands of the person willing to use it.
It's a sad story that one of the greatest gun inventors of all time lives among the middle class of Russia.
Originally posted by jaehkimx
This is what you see now days since its been over 30 years since the AK-47 has been replaced.
The AK47 is highly servicable and very rugged. Trust me, the 35 year old+ AK is still going strong and killing plenty of people all over the world.