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Mikhail Kalashnikov is a familiar name to many around the world, or at least that surname.
Kalashnikov was the former Soviet Red Army sergeant from truly grim, compromised, more-than-merely-humble-origins who led the design and manufacture of one of the world’s most omnipresent weapons: the AK-47.
This rifle, its variants and copies, are still used by national armies, terrorists, drugs gangs, bank robbers, revolutionaries and, of course, as sadly we see all too…
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