Russia unveils statue of AK 47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

Posted on:21 Sep 2017 10:44:32
Russia unveils statue of AK 47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov
21 September 2017 Current Affairs: The nine-metre (30ft) statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in Russian capital Moscow in a controversial ceremony.

Kalashnikov designed "Avtomat Kalashnikova", which became the standard issue rifle of the Soviet army, in 1947 - hence the abbreviation AK-47.

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