Died Mikhail Kalashnikov - the inventor of the AK-47
The famous small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Izhevsk died at the age of 94 years. Kalashnikov - the author of the automatic small arms, which is considered one of the most successful in the world.
More than a month he was in intensive care with a diagnosis of "stomach bleeding", and earlier this year was treated in Moscow.
"On the 95 th year of life after a long illness, died outstanding small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov," - wrote the press secretary of the President of Udmurtia Victor stockings on my page to Facebook.
Mikhail Kalashnikov - the author of the most reliable and popular in the world of the Kalashnikov assault rifle and a number of modifications. The Kalashnikov rifle was designed in 1947. According to rough estimates, there are about 100 million units of automatic AK family or their copies in the world, and many countries have produced and produce Kalashnikovs without a license.
Today AK used security agencies in over 100 countries and included in the list of outstanding inventions of the XX century.
The causes of death of the famous gunsmith will be released after the autopsy, said the Ministry of Health of Udmurtia.
The organization of the funeral of the republic government will undertake.