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Mikhail Kalashnikov, AK-47 inventor, dies aged 94


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Mikhail Kalashnikov, AK-47 inventor, dies aged 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man responsible for developing the AK-47 assault rifle, has died aged 94 in his home city of Izhevsk in Russia. He had been in hospital since November.

The weapon, often referred to by the creator’s surname Kalashnikov, has killed more people than any other firearm in the world since its first use just after World War Two.

The inventor said he “invented it for the protection of the Motherland.”

Obituary- No regrets for the man behind the world’s deadliest gun

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