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Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013)

Mikhail Kalashnikov is a Russian and Soviet designer of small arms. Doctor of Technical Sciences (1971), Lieutenant General (1999), Hero of the Russian Federation (2009), creator of the world famous Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK). From childhood, he was interested in technology, with interest studying the device and principles of operation of ... See full bio »

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 2020 Kalashnikov (in memory of)
 2013 Lenin in the Year of 2012 (Short) (dedicated to the memory of)
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 2008 Tales of the Gun (TV Series documentary)
- AK-47 (2008) ... Self
 2003 L'invité (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 July 2003 (2003) ... Self
 1999 Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Age of Kalashnikov's AK 47 (1999) ... Self
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 2013 Democracy Now! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 December 2013 (2013) ... Self

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If we had such a weapon then, in the forty-first, the war would have ended much earlier and many of our guys would have survived. See more »


In 2009 Mikhail Kalashnikov received the highest republican award as a gift from President Hugo Chávez - a copy of the famous sword of Simon Bolivar, which is a relic of Venezuela and presenting a copy is equivalent to the highest award of the country. See more »

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