Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator Of World’s Most Popular Assault Rifle, Has Died At 94

Monday, December 23, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
12/23/2013

It is perhaps ironic that the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle, also known as the Kalashnikov named for its creator Mikhail Kalashnikov, and of which there are between 70 and 100 million in circulation making it the world’s most popular weapon, has just passed away from what is essentially old age, at 94. “It is difficult and sad to realize that Mikhail Kalashnikov is no longer with us. We have lost one of the most talented, memorable and committed patriots of Russia, who served his country throughout his life,” said the statement from the press secretary of the Udmurtia administration Viktor Chulkov.

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