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Kalashnikov’s 94-year-old creator hospitalized
Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2013 3:20 AM EST

Posted on 11/18/2013 1:38:26 AM PST by Olog-hai

Russian officials say the 94-year-old designer of the AK-47 assault rifle has been hospitalized.

The health department of the province of Udmurtia said in Monday’s statement carried by the Interfax news agency that Mikhail Kalashnikov is in an emergency unit. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ak47; banglist; mikhailkalashnikov

1 posted on 11/18/2013 1:38:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 11/18/2013 3:57:35 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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The world has turned around many times since the Cold War days and we now have our former enemy designer as a Life Member of the NRA.

I’ve had this same tagline for several years now.


3 posted on 11/18/2013 5:55:00 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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He’s an odd little cuss. But he designed one heck of a functional weapon. Ugly, inelegant, uncontrollable in full auto ... But you can find one that’s been buried in swamp mud for half a decade and it will still go “bang” when you pull the trigger.


4 posted on 11/18/2013 6:01:43 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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God speed Mr. K.


5 posted on 11/18/2013 6:09:45 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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A lot of Ruskies have Asian features.


6 posted on 11/18/2013 6:14:13 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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7 posted on 11/18/2013 6:14:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

 Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It’s the world’s most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn’t break, jam, or overheat. It’ll shoot whether it’s covered in mud or filled with sand. It’s so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people’s greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.


8 posted on 11/18/2013 6:27:30 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Old Mikhail’s a member of the NRA?

You learn something new everyday.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 3:51:42 AM PST by TheDandyMan (Mosin-Nagant. Period.)
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