25 December 2012, 20:39

Weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov admitted to hospital

Weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov admitted to hospital

Russia’s legendary weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov has been admitted to a hospital.

The father of the famous Kalashnikov submachine gun is now 93.

His AK-47 assault rifle ranks among the greatest inventions of the 20th century and is depicted on national emblems of several countries.

The armies of about 100 states have adopted Kalashnikovs as their service rifle.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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