Museum for AK-47 Inventor Opens in Siberia

RIA Novosti
Friday 15th November, 2013

BARNAUL, November 15 (RIA Novosti) – A museum dedicated to the inventor of the world’s most popular firearm, the AK-47, officially opened on Friday in his home town in southern Siberia. But the inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, who turned 94 years old last week, said he was unable to attend the opening ceremony due to poor health. Kalashnikov has donated numerous personal items to the museum, including an honorary professor’s robe from Harvard University and a letter from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who traveled to Russia in 2009 to personally congratulate Kalashnik…

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