Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian inventor of the globally popular AK-47 assault rifle, toasts during festivities to celebrate his 90th birthday at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 10, 2009.

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian inventor of the globally popular AK-47 assault rifle, toasts during festivities to celebrate his 90th birthday at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 10, 2009.

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