Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Russian Military Farewell For Mikhail Kalashnikov Creator Of The AK-47

Hundreds Of Soldiers Turn Out To Honour Mikhail Kalashnikov As The Creator Of The World's Most Lethal Weapon Is Laid To Rest In A New Cemetery For National Heroes -- Daily Mail

* Former Russian peasant designed the AK-47 after the Second World War
* Popular with militants, the gun is still made in his home city of Izhevsk
* Its low price and wide production made it synonymous with mass killing
* Inventor insisted he created it to 'defend the fatherland' of Soviet Union
* He never wanted to design guns and would rather have built a lawnmower
* There is one Kalashnikov for every 70 people in the world

Hundreds of soldiers attended the funeral of Mikhail Kalashnikov today to pay their final respects to the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world.

Kalashnikov, who created the AK-47 more than 60 years ago, died in hospital on Monday at the age of 94.

He was today buried with full state honours at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery (FVMK) - a newly opened cemetery for national heroes - in Mytishchi outside Moscow, the defence ministry said.

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My Comment: His weapon has killed more people than any other firearm in the world .... hmmmm .... this is a legacy that I would not want to have.

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