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Russia: Kalashnikov farewelled with military honours

Russian Federation, Mytishchi, Moscow Region
December 27, 2013 at 08:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Kalashnikov farewelled with military honours

Dozens of people gathered to bid final farewell to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 rifle, at a state funeral in Mytishchi, in Russia's Moscow region on Friday.

Friends and colleagues of Kalashnikov came to pay their respects at the ceremony at a Russian Defence Ministry cemetery approximately 4 kilometres off the Ostashkovskoye Highway. A guard of honour was present near the legendary inventor's coffin.

Around 60,000 people attended a two day memorial service at St. Michael's Cathedral in Izhevsk, between December 25-26. The country's Western region of Udmurtia has declared December 26-27 as a national period of mourning.

Kalashnikov, who invented the world's most popular assault rifle, died on December 23 at the age of 94 in Izhevsk.

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Russia: Kalashnikov farewelled with military honours

Dozens of people gathered to bid final farewell to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 rifle, at a state funeral in Mytishchi, in Russia's Moscow region on Friday.

Friends and colleagues of Kalashnikov came to pay their respects at the ceremony at a Russian Defence Ministry cemetery approximately 4 kilometres off the Ostashkovskoye Highway. A guard of honour was present near the legendary inventor's coffin.

Around 60,000 people attended a two day memorial service at St. Michael's Cathedral in Izhevsk, between December 25-26. The country's Western region of Udmurtia has declared December 26-27 as a national period of mourning.

Kalashnikov, who invented the world's most popular assault rifle, died on December 23 at the age of 94 in Izhevsk.

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