Comrade Kappa

The end of an era:


Mikhail Kalashnikov, the 94-year-old inventor of the world’s most [recognized] firearm … died Monday in a Russian hospital, announced Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the Udmurtia republic, Kalashnikov’s home region.

“We received sad news today: legendary small-arms inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov died at the age of 94 after a prolonged illness.”  Kalashikov had been recently admitted to an intensive care unit “in serious but stable condition” at a hospital in Udmurtia’s regional capital, Izhevsk.

This was the man whose life’s work helped make Nelson Mandela the legend he ultimately became.  Reflect deeply upon this.



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