Inventor of iconic AK-47 assault rifle Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

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The inventor of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov has died at the age of 94."Today news sad news has arrived that Mikhail Kalashnikov has died after a lengthy illness," said the statement from the press secretary of the Udmurtia administration Viktor Chulkov. Kalashnikov, who had been suffering from heart-related problems in recent years, had been in intensive care in Izhevsk - where the plant that produces the eponymous rifles is located - since November 17. Read More: LIVE to RT! us on Facebook us on Twitter us on Instagram us on Google+ +RTRT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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