AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov will be honored with statue

AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov will be honored with statue

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The designer of the famous AK-47 automatic rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, gets a 7 meter high statue that is on 19 september in Moscow is revealed, reports The Moscow Times.

The date coincides with the Day of the Armourer in Russia and the Day of Saint Mikhail of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Russian Military Historical Society, the installation of the Kalashnikov monument supported with 35 million rubles (over € 450,000).

“The weapons that Kalashnikov made, are designed in order to fight evil,” says the creator of the image Salavat Tsjerbakov. “That was his goal.”

Spiritual pain

In a letter just before his death in 2013 at the head of the Russian Orthodox church says Kalashnikov himself that he is haunted by the thousands of deaths for which his invention was responsible.

“My spiritual pain is unbearable”, he wrote. “I keep myself the same unsolvable question. If my gun people commited suicide, can it be that I… as a christian and orthodox believer, am responsible for their death?”

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