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Russia's Kalashnikov becomes majority private-owned

Moscow - Private investors have for the first time gained a majority share of Russia's Kalashnikov arms manufacturer, producer of the famed AK-47 assault rifle, the company said Thursday.

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

Moscow - Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide.

Kalashnikov replica store opens in Russian airport

Moscow - Russia's biggest international airport on Friday expressed concern after gunmaker Kalashnikov opened a store there selling lifesize replica rifles.

Inventor of AK-47 Rifle Regrets That ’Criminals’ Use His Gun

General Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle named after him, is a hero in Russia whose upcoming 90th birthday is to be a national celebration. He recently said he regrets that terrorists and gangsters use his design.

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An image of the AK-47 automatic assault rifle. Also  refered to as the  Kalashnikov  in honor of the...
An image of the AK-47 automatic assault rifle. Also, refered to as the "Kalashnikov" in honor of the weapon's original designer, Mikhail Kalashnikov.