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Russia: Hero of Russia Kalashnikov dead at 9401:02

Russia: Hero of Russia Kalashnikov dead at 94

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 23, 2013 at 19:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Hero of Russia Kalashnikov dead at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famous AK-47 assault rifle, reportedly died at the age of 94 on Monday.

In these pictures, taken during a ceremony in Moscow in 2009, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev awarded the engineer the Hero of Russia decoration on his 90th birthday.

Kalashnikov passed away in hospital in Izhevsk after battling heart problems for several years.

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Russia: Hero of Russia Kalashnikov dead at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famous AK-47 assault rifle, reportedly died at the age of 94 on Monday.

In these pictures, taken during a ceremony in Moscow in 2009, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev awarded the engineer the Hero of Russia decoration on his 90th birthday.

Kalashnikov passed away in hospital in Izhevsk after battling heart problems for several years.