Monday, December 23, 2013

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Rest in Peace

A man "famous for his frugal lifestyle" and "feted as a straightforward hero" who "achieved a remarkable and lasting feat of engineering while still in his twenties," has left this world — Inventor of AK-47 rifle Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94.

"I invented it for the protection of the Motherland," he said. "I have no regrets and bear no responsibility for how politicians have used it." On another occasion, he said, "I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists. I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work – for example a lawnmower."

May God rest his soul.

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