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Why did the AK-47 become so popular?

Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk, 1,000km (625 miles) east of Moscow MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV died on December 23rd, aged 94. But his 66-year-old invention, the Avtomat Kalashnikova, … Continue reading

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