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"Unrepentant Communist": Western journalists with respect for Kalashnikov

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Growing up in 1980, the future writer from Atlanta, Don Gammill, thought: "The only good communist is a dead communist." Years have passed. The boy grew up and learned to distinguish subtleties and nuances, and would not have used “cheers” to use expressions like “dead communist”. Nevertheless, you can’t call this author’s supporter of the USSR with all the desire. However, about the late M. Kalashnikov - "legendary" - he responded with great reverence, and his brainchild (AK-47) called it "famous."


"Unrepentant Communist": Western journalists with respect for Kalashnikov


In the article “Eulogy Kalashnikov” ("The Truth About Guns") The author called the “final product” of the designer “quite revolutionary”. Mikhail Kalashnikov the writer considers a true Marxist, "believer" in the Politburo. The main idea of ​​the designer, according to the author, is the defense of the motherland. True, the writer immediately notes that AK-47 has done much more than just defended Mother Russia. Yes, AK of various types over the years have killed a huge number of innocent people, and this, of course, is tragic, notes Don Gammill. But this weapon also defended, preserved, and liberated innumerable lives.

Kalashnikov was asked if he regretted not living in the West — he would have been able to monetize his success there. The designer explained that the USSR did not think about patenting inventions, but worked for the good of socialist society, for the good of the people. And about this Kalashnikov, in his words, "never regretted."

According to the American writer, M. Kalashnikov is a sincere, unrepentant communist. But regardless of his beliefs, the author writes, "I definitely cannot rejoice at his death." About such a person should respond exclusively with respect.

In an article by S.J. Chivers ("New York Times") it is recalled that at first American experts underestimated the Kalashnikov assault rifle, finding it insufficiently accurate and poorly made. His striking power did not impress the Americans either.

However, in Vietnam, AK was waiting for real success. In 1960, a new American M-16 rifle had serious problems with corrosion, it stuck in the jungle, but the Kalashnikov assault rifles used by the Viet Cong guerrillas and the soldiers of North Vietnam worked almost perfectly!

Today, according to various sources, the world has manufactured from 70 to 100 million Kalashnikov assault rifles; This number is not comparable with any other machine. Even the United States has become an active buyer of the AK, arming them with anti-Soviet militants in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the Afghan and Iraqi forces in recent years.

In recent years, General Kalashnikov urged his interviewers not to portray his life as poor, noting that he has a spacious apartment, a good car, and a comfortable cottage by the lake near the factory where he worked for many decades. The reward was the work itself. He was devoted to the country. He was sometimes told that in the West he would have been a multimillionaire long ago, and he replied: "There are other values ​​as well."

M. Kalashnikov did not approve of those who, in his opinion, hastened to destroy the Soviet Union and who were unable to control the political and economic chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviets. In the memoirs and interviews, he sharply criticized Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, notes the New York Times.

Until the very end, he was loyal to socialist ideals and leaders, despite the fact that the land and the house of his family were seized during collectivization. When he was a child, his family was deported to Siberian wilderness, the correspondent reminds. His father died during the first Siberian winter, and one of his brothers, being a prisoner, worked for seven years on Belomorkanal. Nevertheless, General Kalashnikov spoke of his great respect for Lenin and Stalin and added: "I did not know him (Stalin) personally and regret it."

Paul Cornish («The Guardian») writes that the Kalashnikov assault rifle, ahead of its time, became so common that it gained a symbolic meaning.

This weapon retains its reliability even in the most extreme field conditions - with extreme ease of maintenance. According to the author, the self-taught Kalashnikov achieved unsurpassed superiority in his field - in fact, accomplished a real feat, considering that among the creators of Soviet weapons was fierce competition.

The first Western historian who came into contact with Kalashnikov was Ed Izell of the Smithsonian Institution. In a conversation with him in 1989, the great designer, the author writes, revealed the secret of his success. He said that inventors should have the flexibility and be able to abandon their own concepts when necessary; too many of them became attached to their ideas, "like an old maid to their cats." Constant revaluation of their own ideas and allowed the designer to develop reliable weapons. Kalashnikov loved to repeat the maxim: "There is no limit to perfection."

В Washington Post With reference to the Associated Press, they also wrote about Kalashnikov.

The brainchild of the designer newspaper calls reliable and easy to use. It is also reminded that AK surpasses M-16 in sandy or wet conditions. There are also the words of M. T. Kalashnikov himself that during the Vietnam War, American soldiers preferred to throw away their M-16 and use trophy AK-47. The designer said this in July at 2007 at the ceremony marking the 60 anniversary of his machine gun.

The Kalashnikov assault rifle even got into the coat of arms of Mozambique.

In the 2007 year, the Washington Post notes, President Vladimir Putin praised the designer, saying: "The Kalashnikov assault rifle is a symbol of the creative genius of our people."

At the end of 1980, Kalashnikov worked as chief designer at Izhmash. He also traveled the world helping Russia to negotiate new arms deals, he wrote books about his life, about weapons, books addressed to young people.

“After the collapse of the great and mighty Soviet Union, so much shit was imposed on us, especially the younger generation,” he said. “I wrote six books to help them find their way in life.”

He was also proud, reminds the American edition, the fact that in his native village Kurya in Altai his bronze bust was installed. According to the designer, the newlyweds bring flowers to the bust and whisper: "Uncle Misha."

“I wish all of us happiness and healthy children,” he said.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. smel
    smel 26 December 2013 08: 25
    +101
    Great Russian man. Eternal memory to him. And the respect of enemies is another proof of this
    1. Romn
      Romn 26 December 2013 08: 34
      +56
      This man is a legend in modern history, his contribution is invaluable, many thanks to him ...
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 26 December 2013 10: 54
        +37
        General Kalashnikov is a truly legendary person, not only in Russia but throughout the world. A true patriot and a brilliant designer. Blessed memory, may the earth rest in peace for him. By such outstanding people, the whole world should judge Russia.
        1. Alexander Petrovich
          Alexander Petrovich 26 December 2013 11: 04
          +33
          Eternal memory to him. However, the paradox is why we are often interested in the opinion of Americans in anything? After all, they probably not only wrote about Mikhail Kalashnikov.
          1. evgenm55
            evgenm55 26 December 2013 14: 29
            +20
            "... Atlanta writer Don Gammill ..."

            Just reading, I thought just like that. Have we been so zombified recently by these Americans that even on the occasion of the departure of the Great Russian Citizen and Constructor, we are interested in the views and views of potential enemies. Because this don seems to write positively and still catches: Kalashnikov his whole life was loyal to the Politburo. How can this don, who grew up only in the 90s, know this? There was no longer either the Politburo or the CPSU, yes, there were Communists (M. Kalashnikov - a direct example), faithful to the idea and the homeland to the end. But for Don-Mr. Don, he is a good communist-dead communist. I do not understand the purpose of the article. , in the world there are quite a few foreigners who responded to the death of Mikhail Timofeevich without recalling ideology and political views. My opinion.
            1. sledgehammer102
              sledgehammer102 26 December 2013 14: 44
              +8
              And here is what the unworthy euronews writes and our liberals are economists, whom we so much like to refer to in disputes
              1. lesnik
                lesnik 27 December 2013 00: 58
                +2
                But can I throw off the freak info on the right ?! I will unsubscribe to him ...
            2. Nick
              Nick 26 December 2013 22: 16
              +5
              Quote: evgenm55
              .Are we really so zombified by these Americans recently that even on the occasion of the departure of the Great Russian Citizen and Designer, we are interested in the opinions and views of potential enemies.

              "Love your enemies. For who can tell you the truth about you, except your Enemies?" ...
              1. Alexander Petrovich
                Alexander Petrovich 27 December 2013 10: 59
                +4
                The truth? Enemies ??? Their foreign policy is only based on slander and lies against us, otherwise how would they have turned a large mass of Europeans against Russians? That's right - using the old methods of their ancestors - Russians - barbarians, bloodthirsty, treacherous.
          2. Grigory_78
            Grigory_78 2 January 2014 04: 27
            +1
            When ideological enemies write with such respect about a person, it is worth a lot. Once again emphasizes the greatness of personality. Glory!
        2. vladimirZ
          vladimirZ 26 December 2013 13: 37
          +32
          Eternal memory to the Designer, Veteran, Patriot, Communist Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov ...
        3. Viktor Shmagin
          Viktor Shmagin 27 December 2013 00: 15
          +4
          Rest in peace and blessed memory to you comrade Kalashnikov
    2. seller trucks
      seller trucks 26 December 2013 09: 35
      +30
      AKs of various types over the years have killed a huge number of innocent people,


      not the topic, again double standards, as Americans understand their exclusivity:

      Intercontinental bomber B-36 (Peacemaker) - "Peacemaker"



      This weapon remains reliable even in the most extreme field conditions - with extreme ease of maintenance.


      I don’t remember on which site (it seems on the Hansa) I read a story about the fact that in Vietnam, the AK47 lay for a month under the corpse of a Vietnamese soldier, when he (AK) was removed, the shutter was twisted, and then it continued to function.

      Hmm, the epoch was uncle. It’s unfortunate that such Great Designers are leaving, will there be new ones? For me personally, such names as Koshkin, Tupolev, the Dry symbol of the USSR, as well as Kalashnikov.
      1. hook
        hook 26 December 2013 11: 49
        +25
        Do not forget Mosin, the surname is no less great as Kalashnikov, and even more Mosinka ... is a legend. Everlasting memory.
        1. zennon
          zennon 26 December 2013 19: 30
          +3
          Quote: hook
          Do not forget Mosin, the surname is no less great as Kalashnikov, and even more Mosinka ... is a legend. Everlasting memory.

          Speaking about Captain Sergey Ivanovich Mosin, we must remember with a bow about Leon Nagan. The three rulers were actually created on the basis of his rifle.
          http://www.rumbur.ru/history/1766-pravda-o-russkoi-trehlineinoi-vintovke-obrazca
          -1891-goda






          1. densh
            densh 26 December 2013 23: 22
            +3
            And why, then, not based on Berdan7 The Nagant and Mosin rifles are similar in appearance, but their filling is different:
            http://www.maksimov.su/in.php?tnum=1&dvar=http://www.maksimov.su/gallery/&var=na
            rez / nagan / nagan.htm
            1. zennon
              zennon 26 December 2013 23: 54
              +1
              And why, then, not based on Berdan7 The Nagant and Mosin rifles are similar in appearance, but their filling is different:

              Because the Main Artillery Directorate gave Captain Mosin a task that sounded like this: "Guided by the Nagant gun, design a gun of the batch system (that is, loaded with cartridges from a" pack "- clip) for 5 rounds, but use the bolt of your system in this gun" And it was in December 1889, and the Nagant rifle was purchased two months before that. With a caliber in 3 lines (one line is one tenth of an inch), it was determined even earlier. the commission recommended from Lebel's rifle. Amer colonel Hiram Berdan does not appear anywhere in the documents ...
              Immediately after taking the rifle into service, Nagan, as agreed, received 200000 rubles of prize money, though for this amount he had to transfer to Russia all (!) Technological drawings, patterns, equipment, information about tolerances, grades and cost of steel, ways of hardening barrels that is, to provide the entire technological process for the production of new weapons, as well as to give a guarantee to come, if necessary, to Russia with your master to establish its production. So, as far as it’s a Mosinskaya rifle, think for yourself. Mosin was awarded a prize of 30000 rubles lei, as it was believed that he worked on the creation of his gun in state-owned factories and made it at the state's expense, and also received a salary, being completely relieved of his duties.
              1. family tree
                family tree 27 December 2013 00: 25
                +1
                Quote: zennon
                Mosin was awarded a prize of 30000 rubles, as they considered that he worked on the creation of his gun in state-owned factories and made it at state expense, and also received a salary, being completely relieved of his duties.

                laughing Well, as always. "Russian show-off, more expensive than a dollar" (criminal) "Honor, no one!" (Army) "Who is the Chief, take the co-authors, do not forget" (business, nothing personalrepeat)
                1. zennon
                  zennon 27 December 2013 00: 48
                  +2
                  S.I. Mosin worked on other people's samples, officially receiving the task to improve them, and he really did quite well with this task, but didn’t invent anything new! He was awarded the Grand Mikhailovsky Prize, awarded only once every five years, received the rank of colonel, and he was subsequently awarded the Order of St. Anne and appointed head of the Sestroretsk arms factory and eventually became a major general. He died at the age of 52 from croupous pneumonia on January 29, 1902.
                  1. Aleksys2
                    Aleksys2 27 December 2013 13: 25
                    +3
                    Quote: zennon
                    however, invented nothing fundamentally new!

                    The history of the development of three-line rifles for the Russian army is quite fully reflected in the magazines of the Armory Division and the Commissions for rearmament, therefore, who, what and when borrowed in the manufacture of their own sample is well known. The Armory Division, after Nagant's applications for obtaining privileges (patents) for his developments implemented in his rifle, determined that arr. 1891 of the year is borrowed from the inventions and ideas of Nagan.

                    1. The idea of ​​placing a feeder on the store door and opening it down.
                    2. The way to fill the store by lowering the cartridges from the holder with your finger and the grooves in the holder in the receiver.
                    3. The cartridge clip itself, which serves to fill the store. (According to Nagan, the clip was invented by him six months earlier than Mauser).

                    Captain Mosin also in May 1891 of the year filed an application for privileges for his inventions, which were included in the construction of the three-ruler and belonged to him. The Armory Division confirmed that Mosin invented the following parts of the rifle of the 1891 model of the year and has the undivided right to these inventions:
                    1. Bar locking mechanism.
                    2. Safety cocking device.
                    3. The overall arrangement of the shutter parts among themselves.
                    4. The idea and device of the cutoff-reflector "in the form in which it is executed in the approved sample." (Mosin, five and a half months earlier, used a cut-off, which, as you know, acted with his shoulders on the two upper cartridges in the store, thereby preventing a “double” feed. On the first Belgian rifles, which were presented to the Rearmament Commission, the cut-off only worked In the future, Nagan implemented the Mosin idea on his rifles, placing a cut-off on the left side of the magazine box, while the reflector remained a separate part, which greatly complicated the design).
                    5. Magazine cover latch.
                    6. A method of connecting the feeder to the magazine cover with the ability to separate the cover with the feeder from the magazine
                    7. Putting the swivel on the hinged bolt / axis of the magazine cover.

                    In addition, the Armory Division noted that Captain Mosin changed the store box, after which its production at the factory became much easier and cheaper. The remaining parts of the three-line rifle did not belong to Captain Mosin, but were developed by the Commission and others, in many cases with the participation of Captain Mosin.
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              3. Aleksys2
                Aleksys2 27 December 2013 13: 23
                0
                Quote: zennon
                Immediately after taking the rifle into service, Nagan, as agreed, received 200000 award rubles

                According to the contract concluded by L. Nagan with the Russian government, clause 12 was negotiated: “the Russian government, for its part, undertakes, if the guns of the Leon Nagan system are adopted by the Russian troops, to pay him, Nagan, in the form of a bonus of two hundred thousand rubles credit, after which all the rights to use the Nagan gun system in its various modifications entirely pass to the Russian government. ” Since the Nagan system was not accepted into service, and only some of its parts were used, the amount of the prize itself was revised. The Russian government offered Nagant 75000 rubles of remuneration.
                Nagan as an experienced businessman wanted to receive the full amount, because the contract did not provide for and did not stipulate in advance questions on the use of individual parts and parts in relation to the Russian rifle. Nagan agreed “to be satisfied with the reward of 75000 rubles, which, in his opinion, can be considered very moderate in view of the sacrifices and costs incurred by him in developing the sample and manufacturing the rifles delivered by 300”. (As you know, the price of one Nagant rifle without a bayonet delivered to Russia under the contract was equal to 200 francs).
                But according to Nagan, in case of paying 75000 rubles to him, he reserves the right to his inventions outside of Russia, which can use his developments only at his weapons factories. And since there was a large order of rifles arr. 1891 of the year in France (to speed up the rearmament process, due to the fact that the Russian factories did not keep up with the pace of the arms race, it was decided to order 500000 rifles at the factory in Chatellerault in France for more than 5000000 rubles), then we would have to significantly increase the amount required to pay for the order, due to forced overpayments to Nagan due to the use of its privileges. Those. the amount of overpayments significantly covered the delta 125000 rubles between the upper and lower limits of premiums.
                Therefore, having weighed all the pros and cons, the Main Directive Commission “recognized more profitable, even if the Nagan gun was not accepted in its entirety, to pay him a bonus of 200000 rubles and have the right to use both his entire system and personal Nagan’s instructions regarding the improvement and manufacture of his guns. On the basis of such a decision, the Main Administrative Commission requested the Highest Permission to issue 200000 rubles to Nagan, which followed on the 8 of June 1891 of the year. ”
                Thus, the reasons for paying 200000 rubles to Nagan are simple and understandable, have more solid ground than other speculations about Nagan’s “kickbacks” to War Minister Vannovsky. In any case, the comparison of the Mosin and Nagan awards is inherently not very correct. Nagan received amounts under the contract, which meant covering his costs, Mosin received the Great Mikhailovsky Prize in 30000 rubles as a recognition of his talent and merits to the Fatherland.
              4. Aleksys2
                Aleksys2 27 December 2013 13: 33
                0
                Quote: zennon
                Bala created a "Commission for the development of a sample of small-bore rifles." The commission recommended the trunk from the Lebel rifle. Amer Colonel Hiram Berdan does not appear anywhere in the documents ...

                Already in the 1890 year in Russia there was a barrel, a cartridge, and a bayonet created by the Sestroretsk arms factory with the participation of the Commission, as well as the main tactical and technical characteristics for the future reduced-caliber rifle developed by the work of the Commission and Colonel Rogovtsev.

                The Chagin’s commission was given the “highest” task - to “wait”, despite the massive rearmament of European armies with small-caliber rifles, and to find the best system similar technologically and constructively to the Berdan rifle in service, as the most suitable for gross production in domestic arms factories, which would allow to start the production of new rifles with the least financial cost of changing technology, machinery, tools and equipment.

                Since the only small-caliber rifle Rogovtsev had at that time could not compete with foreign models, like his cartridge, the cartridge case of which “did not work” with smokeless powder, it was decided to look for a suitable magazine system abroad and simultaneously develop a single-shot rifle in Russia for the existing one 3-linear cartridge and barrel. Such rifles were developed in the 1890 year: a rifle with a Commission box and captain Mosin’s bolt and a rifle with a box and Mosin’s bolt, she was given preference (as well as captain Zakharov’s rifle, who was entrusted with developing a bolt group with a vertical arrangement of combat stops) .

                That is, with or without Nagan, Russia would have its own rifle anyway. For some reason they “forget” to mention this. The factories from the very beginning of the rearmament experiments were rebuilt to produce Captain Mosin's rifle.

                “As a result of this, on the 14 of July 1890, the Main Regulatory Commission decided: henceforth, until the test of the rifles in the troops of the Commission’s model, Cap. Mosin and Nagan, to make adaptations for the manufacture of single-shot rifles of the Commission’s model at state-owned factories, but with a box, a locking mechanism and a key box of Captain Mosin ....

                ... From the above information it is clear that by the time the issue of choosing a rifle system for our army was being decided, the weapons factories should be prepared for the manufacture of the Cap rifle. Mosin ". N. Yurlov, series of articles “Review of experiments preceding rearmament”, Armory Collection 1903, No. 2.
              5. Aleksys2
                Aleksys2 27 December 2013 13: 37
                0
                Quote: zennon
                Because the Main Artillery Directorate gave Captain Mosin a task that read as follows: “Guided by a Nagan gun, design a pack system gun (that is, loaded with cartridges from a“ pack ”- holder) on 5 cartridges, but use the shutter of your system in this gun” . And it was in December 1889

                An eyewitness to the events and a member of the Commission, Nikolai Yurlov, in his article “Review of experiments preceding rearmament,” gives a fairly clear answer to why the Nagan rifle was chosen as a role model.

                It should be noted - from the time the Commission was founded at the end of 1883 to March 1889 of the year, it tested 96 of various rifle systems and magazines, as well as samples of cartridges and gunpowder, not counting dozens of examined drawings of the proposed weapons for obtaining Russian privileges (more than 150 designs and suggestions).

                Of the rifles that have passed military tests or adopted abroad, the Commission was interested in two "put up for sale" systems - Nagan and Mauser. The Mannlicher and Lebel rifles have already been sufficiently studied in Russia - they were tested by the Commission, and the designs of their stores were found to be unsuitable for use in a Russian rifle. The Mauser rifle won the competition in Belgium and was adopted there; The Nagan rifle was second, ahead of the Mannlicher rifle. When studying the drawings of rifles and test data delivered by military agents, the Commission concluded that "the Nagan gun did not withstand experiments in Belgium on the barrel design, its locking system and cartridge design ..." But not on the store that interested in First of all: Russia already had its own rifle suitable for its installation.

                “The store in this gun, very similar to the store of the Belgian gun Mauser, was a more perfect type compared to those we had tested before ...
                ... and therefore there is no particular reason to fear that a small-caliber rifle with an improved Nagan store, with a barrel and cartridge developed by our Commission, could be worse than the Mauser rifle adopted in Belgium. " N. Yurlov, “Review of experiments preceding rearmament”, Armory Collection 1902, No. 4.
              6. Aleksys2
                Aleksys2 27 December 2013 13: 42
                0
                Quote: zennon
                So how much is a Mosinskaya rifle think for yourself.

                As you know, during the life of S.I. Mosin, abroad rifle arr. 1891 was officially called by his name, unlike Russia, which, however, did not stop Mosin from being considered the author of a three-line in his homeland (only in the 20-X years the amateurish Mosin-Nagan first appeared in American literature).
          2. Jager
            Jager 4 January 2014 00: 24
            0
            With the same success, remembering Kalashnikov - remember Schmeisser with his Stg 44. Based on the Nagant rifle? It is not necessary to say so firmly, the "three-line" had only a few details developed by Nagan. I recommend reading the history of the 1891/30 model rifle.
      2. samoletil18
        samoletil18 26 December 2013 11: 56
        +12
        [quote = seller trucks] For me personally, such names as Koshkin, Tupolev, the Dry symbol of the USSR, as well as Kalashnikov. [/ quote)

        If you look deeper into the history of Great Russia, then I would put the name of Mikhail Timofeevich next to Lomonosov. Two great namesakes - two Michael.
      3. Nick
        Nick 26 December 2013 22: 21
        0
        Quote: seller trucks
        Hmm, the epoch was uncle. It’s unfortunate that such Great Designers are leaving, will there be new ones? For me personally, such names as Koshkin, Tupolev, the Dry symbol of the USSR, as well as Kalashnikov.

        The fact that Russia has not lost its talents is 100 percent true, but the fact that each of the young talents will find a way to the heights of their talent and skill in today's Russian reality is not a fact ...
      4. Grigory_78
        Grigory_78 2 January 2014 04: 35
        0
        There are now such people. Talented, smart. Whether they will be able to break through, not succumb to the temptation of easy ways and easy money, leave their mark in history - we'll see. Personally, I do not know them, but I saw the plots. Thank God, Russia has not yet become impoverished in talents.
    3. Sandov
      Sandov 26 December 2013 09: 48
      +28
      In recent years, General Kalashnikov urged his interviewers not to portray his life as poor, noting that he has a spacious apartment, a good car, and a comfortable cottage by the lake near the factory where he worked for many decades. The reward was the work itself. He was devoted to the country. He was sometimes told that in the West he would have been a multimillionaire long ago, and he replied: "There are other values ​​as well."

      Here is a real Russian man. Honor and praise be to him The Yankees never understand us.
      1. Rusich51
        Rusich51 26 December 2013 14: 43
        +10
        Quote: Sandov
        Here is a real Russian man. Honor to him and praise of the Yankees will never understand us.


        At least a bit of this hard worker and honest man, and a stool. Gringo wouldn’t show off like now. Here's who to take the elite as an example. And then the creative class, the creative class ...
        1. michajlo
          michajlo 26 December 2013 21: 54
          +6
          Rusich51 SU Today, 14:43 ↑
          Quote: Sandov
          Here is a real Russian man. Honor to him and praise of the Yankees will never understand us.
          At least a bit of this hard worker and honest man, and a stool. Gringo wouldn’t show off like now. Here's who to take the elite as an example. And then the creative class, the creative class ...

          Greetings Gregory and Vladimir!
          Totally agree with you.
          The modesty and patriotism of the late Kalashnikov was TYPICAL for MANY Soviet citizens and patriots!

          But right now in the vastness of the post-USSR / post-SVD, it is typical ONLY soft gray Serdyukov, the "sovereign people" have ONLY ONE skill - to "STURD" everything that catches the eye and desire SELL your homeland and compatriots to anyone who offers money or fame ... Moreover, this is typical both in Russia and in Slovakia.

          This is not only sad, but this "brain imbalance" will have to be corrected for another 20-30 years after the restoration of the UNION.
          Which I hope to still find in person.

          Good memory to Kalashnikov and many other SOVIET gunsmiths and designers !!!
      2. Alexey K.
        Alexey K. 28 December 2013 09: 34
        +1
        Here is a real Russian man. Honor to him and praise of the Yankees will never understand us.

        Mind does not understand Russia,
        No yardstick to measure:
        She has a special feature -
        In Russia you can only believe
        FI Tyutchev
    4. sergey32
      sergey32 26 December 2013 10: 07
      +11
      Yesterday morning I wrote a proposal to admins to declare mourning for M.T. Kalashnikov with the appropriate design of the site pages. Something did not pass my proposal.
    5. Imigrantt
      Imigrantt 26 December 2013 12: 06
      +10
      Man! This is really a worthy example for everyone to wake on our not so big ball! Such as Kalashnikov need to be at the helm of the state, I think life would be simple and reliable as the famous AK-47 product! Glory to such Russians and eternal memory !!!
    6. A.YARY
      A.YARY 26 December 2013 15: 17
      +2
      Gammill
      According to the American writer, M. Kalashnikov is a sincere, unrepentant communist. But regardless of his beliefs, the author writes, "I definitely cannot rejoice at his death." About such a person should respond exclusively with respect.

      I have a great deal of passion for enth scribble, I don’t know him and there is no desire to know, but M. Kalashnikov is known to the whole world, unlike any freaks like dung flies!
      Mikhail Kalashnikov
      The designer explained that in the USSR they did not think about patenting inventions, but worked for the benefit of a socialist society, for the benefit of the people.
      1. Nick
        Nick 26 December 2013 22: 29
        +1
        Quote: A.YARY
        The designer explained that in the USSR they did not think about patenting inventions, but worked for the benefit of a socialist society, for the benefit of the people.

        Unfortunately, we did not save our socialist fatherland; the revisionists came to power like Khrushchev-Gorbachev perverted and destroyed socialism in the USSR.
        1. alone
          alone 26 December 2013 22: 43
          +3
          General Kalashnikov was a great man who managed to create a domestic brand for all time.

          Everlasting memory!! soldier
          1. vanaheym
            vanaheym 27 December 2013 08: 18
            -1
            At the end of the 40s M.T. Kalashnikov created a machine gun that shoots, hits, and works in shit with all the pros and cons of this weapon.
            But the domestic brand for all times was created much later:
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  2. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 26 December 2013 08: 31
    +16
    "The Kalashnikov assault rifle is a symbol of the creative genius of our people."

    in the USSR they thought not about patenting inventions, but worked for the benefit of a socialist society, for the benefit of the people. And Kalashnikov, according to him, “never regretted it”.

    Yes .. the talented man is gone ..
  3. Titanium02
    Titanium02 26 December 2013 08: 34
    +16
    Kingdom of heaven to you, Mikhail Timofeevich, simple and great man! Thanks for the machine (and not only), I used it for many years, I don’t need another ...
  4. standby
    standby 26 December 2013 08: 40
    +12
    “After the collapse of the great and mighty Soviet Union, so much shit was imposed on us, especially the younger generation,” he said. “I wrote six books to help them find their way in life.”


    And no one, after all, asked, just could not remain indifferent ...
  5. PANZER
    PANZER 26 December 2013 08: 41
    +9
    Kalashnikov MT - one of the symbols of the 20th century, rest in peace to you and the kingdom of heaven.
  6. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 26 December 2013 08: 42
    +13
    Rest in peace, Mikhail Timofeyevich, rest in peace to you!
  7. svskor80
    svskor80 26 December 2013 08: 48
    +14
    worked for the benefit of a socialist society, for the benefit of the people. And Kalashnikov, according to him, “never regretted it”.

    That’s what we all lack right now. Rest in peace.
  8. 020205
    020205 26 December 2013 08: 55
    +11
    Eternal memory, he glorified the whole world, country and Russian weapons
  9. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 26 December 2013 08: 59
    +21
    To the very end, he was faithful to socialist ideals and leaders, despite the fact that the land and the house of his family were seized during collectivization. When he was a child, his family was deported to Siberian wilderness, the correspondent recalls. His father died during the first Siberian winter, and one of his brothers, being a prisoner, worked for seven years at the White Sea Canal.
    That's how you need to love your homeland! And then some 10 hryvnias were not paid, the salary was delayed for a week - that's it, you have to get out of this fucking country. "Patriots" and your ...
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  11. Gino
    Gino 26 December 2013 09: 04
    +15
    A real Russian man. We are proud of you.
  12. raketnik
    raketnik 26 December 2013 09: 06
    +11
    Now in Hollywood they are filming a new blockbuster about how the Allies stormed Berlin in April 45, it would be a pity if they think of shooting off about Kalshnikov. I'm afraid to imagine what with his biography they will do there after all the most honest and free
  13. valokordin
    valokordin 26 December 2013 09: 12
    +10
    Quote: Alexey Prikazchikov
    Fucking ... their mother in a fat ass dib ... ly. And who should he be and why "unrepentant" And you go ... it never occurred to you that he was just a patriot and that democracy is not the truth in all instances. And that not everyone should kiss the west on his ass. And that the people of the Russian Federation really love her and no matter how disgusting I was, but a lot of people loved the USSR and not for the gulags invented in your schizoid fantasies, but simply because this is the homeland. PS: I didn't think I would have to defend the red-asses and shit ... on democrats with liberals

    Well done Alexey, I support. Once again it’s worth making sure that the real communists were and will be. And our leaders, although they hang deserved rewards on such chests for such patriots, but they themselves are not suitable for them. Sleep calmly Mikhail Timofeevich, we have something to remember you
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  14. Stiletto
    Stiletto 26 December 2013 09: 13
    +10
    Good memory to Mikhail Timofeevich, and glory to the formidable Russian weapons!
  15. makarov
    makarov 26 December 2013 09: 23
    +12
    Yes, and nothing to do with the party affiliation of Kalashnikov, it is not the main thing, when on the face is clearly expressed PATRIOTISM and LOVE for the motherland !!
  16. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 26 December 2013 09: 24
    +11
    Man - the era is not a scarecrow and not a Brezhnev, but a Kalashnikov nugget.
  17. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 26 December 2013 09: 42
    +9
    As I wrote here already .. I repeat:
    "Vietnam..jungle..americian special forces sneaks through the swamp (midges damp heat ..) stumble upon the corpse of a Viet Cong, half-decomposed, turn it over (disgustingly, allegedly what documents remained ..)" Kalash "all in mud and worms is clasped in his hands .. Amer" Oh wow, Russian machine gun ..! "Takes it in his hands, examines it .. twitches the bolt and automatically pulls the trigger ... Turn ... All Americans fall face down into the swamp from surprise and shock ..! GLORY KALASHNIKOV! (Then they say the special forces were hunting for our Kalash .. simple and reliable ..!)
  18. REDBLUE
    REDBLUE 26 December 2013 09: 48
    +2
    Yes Kalashnikov is a great man. And dear author, when writing about such great people, you should read at least a little literature. AK-47. Such an automaton did not exist in nature. The first AK was released in the 1947 year. And then the modification was called AK-74.

    7,62 mm Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK) [2] - an assault rifle adopted by the USSR in 1949; GRAU index - 56-A-212. It was designed in 1947 by Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov.
    Based on the 7,62 mm Kalashnikov assault rifle, a family of military and civil small arms of various calibers was created, including AKM and AK74 assault rifles and their modifications, Kalashnikov light machine guns, Saiga carbines and smoothbore guns, and others, including those abroad.

    And there never was an AK-47 assault rifle
    1. hook
      hook 26 December 2013 12: 29
      -15%
      yeah, there was a Schmeiser assault rifle that worked completely for the Mauser cartridge - only Kalashnikov had the smart mind not to use the Mosin rifle - this allowed him to create an impeccable assault rifle on the intermediate cartridge - this is the abbreviation AK-47. ZERO, FORTY SEVENTH-hundredths with the same caliber-weight of a bullet relative to the Mosin rifle. Ballistics say that this is an insight. That even surpassed the M16 as a rifle.
      1. Igor39
        Igor39 26 December 2013 13: 21
        +4
        Which Mauser cartridge? MP43 / MP44 / Stg44, worked under the 7,92 Kurz cartridge.
        1. hook
          hook 26 December 2013 14: 55
          -8
          I'm talking about the Mauser cartridge m03-05 7,92. It was because of him that the storm trooper was rejected. MP generally goes under the pistol kurts and is a submachine gun.
      2. UrraletZ
        UrraletZ 26 December 2013 15: 53
        +11
        Well, get smart, you fool ...
      3. Shur
        Shur 26 December 2013 22: 15
        +2
        The Americans also got the StG-44 and found it unsuccessful and plush. Who prevented them from making a brilliant machine by at least copying and perfecting? In burst shooting, they did not see an advantage at all.
        Not here to write it, but go on the topic about it http://topwar.ru/4900-istoriya-pervoy-shturmovoy-vintovki-sturmgewehr-stg44.html


        Kalashnikov embodied the best tendencies of the world weaponry thought at that time. He made his own "personalized" completely original trigger and layout. And there is nothing to discuss who copied the "wheel" from whom.
        "The first samples of the new cartridge were created by OKB-44 already one month after the meeting, and its pilot production began in March 1944. It is noteworthy that neither domestic nor Western researchers have found any real confirmation of the version that was circulating at one time, which read that this cartridge was completely or partially copied from earlier German experimental designs (they called, in particular, the Geco cartridge of 7,62 × 38,5 mm caliber). It is not even known whether the Soviet side was aware of such developments or not.
        In November 1943, drawings and specifications for a new 7,62-mm intermediate cartridge designed by N. M. Elizarov and B. V. Semin were sent to all organizations involved in the development of a new complex of weapons. At this stage, it had a caliber of 7,62 × 41 mm, but was subsequently redesigned, and quite significantly, during which the caliber was changed to 7,62 × 39 mm. "
    2. Fedya
      Fedya 26 December 2013 19: 21
      +2
      AK-47 him ... Indos called, but for us it is AKM.
      1. sergerz
        sergerz 28 December 2013 06: 16
        0
        AK - automatic first release. He did not have a compensator. AKM has a compensator on the barrel. Therefore, these are different things. I felt it with my own hands. In the years of emergency, the first two months I had AK, then a year I served with AKMS (folding butt). And in 1976 we were re-equipped with an AK-74. Mikhail Timofeevich himself came to the district.
      2. ran42
        ran42 30 December 2013 06: 58
        0
        The AK-47 of 1952 was worn in Germany from 1961 to 1964. An excellent machine: beat the devil miss day and night from any position. I still remember the number: 9364.
    3. Mart
      26 December 2013 19: 27
      +4
      Quote: REDBLUE
      Yes Kalashnikov is a great man. And dear author, when writing about such great people, you should read at least a little literature. AK-47. Such an automaton did not exist in nature. The first AK was released in the 1947 year. And then the modification was called AK-74.


      Dear comrade, let's do without hasty advice. There is a link to Kalashnikov's words in the review. Too lazy to see? .. Here: "“ During the Vietnam war, American soldiers would throw away their M-16s to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers, ”Kalashnikov said in July 2007 at a ceremony marking the rifle's 60th anniversary ".

      How to translate "Kalashnikov said", I think, there is no need to explain.
    4. family tree
      family tree 26 December 2013 21: 12
      +4
      Quote: REDBLUE
      And there never was an AK-47 assault rifle

      A memorial plaque hangs on the building of the HR department of the Armature Design Bureau in Kovrov, Vladimir Region, which reads: “In the design bureau - PO Box 27 from 1946 to 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer and inventor of the USSR Ministry of Armed Forces, worked on the creation of the first samples of the AK-47 assault rifle . Designers of the design bureau Alexander Zaitsev and Vasily Soloviev took an active part in the development of the final AK-47 version. ” This was after the tests rejected the AK-46
      So we can assume that this name is carved in stone. The truth was then called KBP-580.
      1. ran42
        ran42 30 December 2013 08: 38
        0
        For amateurs, I clarify: AK47 had a bayonet-knife similar to that of the SCS, only removable, and subsequent modifications were lightened and had a bayonet-scissors, in the early 60s they already began to enter the GSVG (ZGV). GSVG is a group of Soviet troops in Germany. Date of formation June 9, 1945, many generations of its veterans are slandered and forgotten, but for many years, thanks to them, the world had a clear sky.
  19. smith7
    smith7 26 December 2013 09: 49
    +6
    To create a construction of the AK level, you need God's illumination, genuine talent! Russian soldiers will remember Mikhail Timofeevich with a kind word for a long time ... For there is no full replacement for "Kalash". The samples created "on this topic" lately do not reach the reasonable self-sufficiency of the AK-47 (And its later modernizations and modifications 6P1, 6P4, 6P20, AK-101,102,103,104,105, etc.) Let us remember the Russian man, his talent illuminated the era.
  20. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 26 December 2013 09: 54
    +9
    soldier Without words! Standing up
  21. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 26 December 2013 10: 22
    +8
    Quote: sergey32
    Yesterday morning I wrote a proposal to admins to declare mourning for M.T. Kalashnikov with the appropriate design of the site pages. Something did not pass my proposal.

    I think this is superfluous .. Mikhail Timofeevich was a modest man and did not like any honors .. The main mourning is in our souls and the memory of a real Russian man is simple, kind and talented. THIS MAINLY MATTER!
  22. erased
    erased 26 December 2013 10: 24
    +10
    Kalashnikov is a Russian, Soviet designer and a true patriot of the Motherland! Such as he does not exchange on trifles and always serve the same idea, without wagging his tail in front of the government, nor in front of money.
    Eternal glory and eternal memory to Mikhail Timofeevich!
  23. kirgudu
    kirgudu 26 December 2013 10: 29
    +5
    Repentance is a manifestation of weakness. In addition, why repent?
    Mikhail Timofeevich served the Motherland and did not expect anything from her. Honestly, disinterestedly. Another thing is that the traitors destroyed the homeland.
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 26 December 2013 14: 09
      +8
      Apparently, those who ruined the USSR from the inside are considered to be repentant communists in the West.
  24. asadov
    asadov 26 December 2013 10: 40
    +2
    God forbid, a new generation of designers and just our compatriots will work according to the principle - "Service to the Motherland is the main thing", and then we will be able to achieve everything.
  25. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 26 December 2013 10: 57
    +9
    The life of Mikhail Timofeevich is a vivid example of selfless and honest work, in which he saw the meaning of his existence. Such people are very rare today.
    Thanks to such people, there were breakthrough achievements in the USSR.
  26. avg
    avg 26 December 2013 10: 58
    +6
    The words of MT Kalashnikov himself are also quoted that during the Vietnam War, American soldiers preferred to throw their M-16s and use the captured AK-47s.

    And then, by order of the command, the machines were seized from them, and transferred to the arsenal of green berets and other special units.

    M.T. Kalashnikov is the most worthy person, a Master with a capital letter. Eternal memory to him.
  27. Ratibor
    Ratibor 26 December 2013 11: 00
    +8
    Glory to the Russian Arms and Eternal Memory to its Creators! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
  28. Taoist
    Taoist 26 December 2013 11: 09
    +13
    I personally believe that one of the foundations of the "Kalashnikov phenomenon" was that, in addition to drawings and calculations, he did almost everything with his own hands.
    very often you come across the fact that a car (part, unit) that looks beautiful on the drawing board does not work or does not work as it was calculated. This is the "gremlin syndrome" and it is not algorithmic. Only after you "iron" every detail with your hands it becomes really clear how it works. Maybe this is mysticism - but apparently all the same part of the human soul passes into "cold iron" ... Mikhail Timofeevich was a man of great soul ...
  29. Nagaibak
    Nagaibak 26 December 2013 11: 36
    +3
    For me, the duck of ruined souls with a Maxim machine gun in different modifications will be more than from a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
    1. Homo
      Homo 26 December 2013 17: 08
      +6
      And how many souls in the world are ruined by a kitchen knife ???
      1. Rusich51
        Rusich51 26 December 2013 17: 46
        +4
        Quote: Homo
        And how many souls in the world are ruined by a kitchen knife ???

        And in the gateways? The main thing is if a person, then he remains with him under any circumstances.
  30. samoletil18
    samoletil18 26 December 2013 12: 15
    +9
    I was 9 years old when I was running around school with a friend. And we ran into the shooting range. There high school students disassembled AKMS. We are all stunned. The lesson ended, and the military instructor, a major with Air Force buttonholes (a war veteran!), God forgive me, I don’t remember his name, taught us how to assemble and disassemble a machine gun for 5 (!) Minutes. Then, a few years later, at the NVP, without preparation, I passed the standard (and the machine was the same) by 5. And there were no problems in the army with AK-74 - all the same.
    It is a pity that it did not work out to thank the genius for his work personally (and whoever let it go, I'm not the only one). Together with the nuclear triad, the Klashnikov rifle is a reliable shield of the Motherland, even as weak as in the 90s.
  31. DAEDALUS
    DAEDALUS 26 December 2013 12: 16
    +7
    It would be better if the Lord took the tagged Michael, a well-known lover of any restructuring.
    1. Orang
      Orang 26 December 2013 20: 30
      +5
      Quote: DAEDALUS
      It would be better if the Lord took the tagged Michael, a well-known lover of any restructuring.

      To each his own term and his own vale. THERE are the ways of the labeled humpback and Mikhail Timofeevich will not intersect.
  32. stroporez
    stroporez 26 December 2013 12: 23
    +6
    but what should he repent !! ?????? he lived in good faith, served the Fatherland .... God grant everyone such a life ........
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 26 December 2013 14: 13
      +11
      Those who "repented" today are simply called traitors to the Motherland.
      1. stroporez
        stroporez 27 December 2013 18: 01
        0
        that's where there is a lot of work for the "product" ............ and they are next to us ...
  33. Legate
    Legate 26 December 2013 13: 09
    +3
    I remembered the order of incomplete disassembly and assembly the first time, the design is simple and reliable, the machine is fail-safe.
  34. Maxsh
    Maxsh 26 December 2013 13: 42
    +12
    He was also proud, reminds the American edition, the fact that in his native village Kurya in Altai his bronze bust was installed. According to the designer, the newlyweds bring flowers to the bust and whisper: "Uncle Misha."
    I was on a tear from this almost struck.
    Here it is the highest award for the person who devoted his whole life to work for the good of the Motherland, and not when cars with AK47 stickers drive around the streets and an avalanche of such verbal diarrhea bursts from the open windows, from which his ears curl up. There is so much kindness in the eyes of this great designer and man, one cannot believe that someone can associate it with him. Earth to you in peace and eternal glory, Mikhail Timofeevich. I am sure that you are now in the best of the worlds!
    1. Rusich51
      Rusich51 26 December 2013 15: 02
      +4
      Quote: Maxsh
      Here it is the highest award for the person who devoted his whole life to work for the good of the Motherland, and not when cars with AK47 stickers drive around the streets and an avalanche of such verbal diarrhea bursts from the open windows, from which his ears curl up. There is so much kindness in the eyes of this great designer and man, one cannot believe that someone can associate it with him.


      We will remember such people and we will forget about stools in a day.
    2. stroporez
      stroporez 26 December 2013 15: 18
      +6
      Quote: Maxsh
      and whisper: "Uncle Misha."
      who "ran" --- they understand. "rear officials" can "throw", almost anything can happen ......... but Kalash cannot refuse ...........
  35. tnship2
    tnship2 26 December 2013 13: 45
    +9
    Eternal memory to General Kalashnikov. He created this weapon to protect honest people, and this phenomenon has appeared.
  36. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 26 December 2013 14: 04
    +3
    "... in the USSR they were not thinking about patenting inventions ..."
    Patenting inventions only benefits the country, since the manufacture of a patented product without a license is illegal.
    Glory and long memory to the brilliant designer Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov.
    1. stroporez
      stroporez 26 December 2013 15: 56
      +2
      in in. current choto such a feeling sho vovan cares more about the observance of the "rights" of imported ones than about the same "kalash" ...
  37. Flooding
    Flooding 26 December 2013 14: 17
    +7
    Quote: Article
    Kalashnikov assault rifle even got on the coat of arms of Mozambique

    Coat of arms of Mozambique
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 26 December 2013 16: 41
      +2
      Here are the plagiarists :-) Coat of arms of the USSR, only instead of a sickle and a hammer a hoe with a gun,
      yes corn instead of wheat :-)
  38. Flooding
    Flooding 26 December 2013 14: 18
    +4
    Coat of arms of Zimbabwe
  39. garlik
    garlik 26 December 2013 14: 26
    +5
    And here on our local TV a certain grudge Wojciechowski poured mud on Kalashnikov. He said that about 8 million people died because of his machine gun. That you see from somewhere he copied something. Here so fool
    1. stroporez
      stroporez 26 December 2013 15: 58
      +2
      but he did not count how many people uzbila m-16 ?????????? and not in battle ...............
      1. sergerz
        sergerz 28 December 2013 06: 42
        +1
        And if we take into account that the Americans and others like them were afraid of the Russians with their weapons, and therefore fought much less, the Kalashnikov assault rifle contributed to the cause of peace.
        1. stroporez
          stroporez 28 December 2013 09: 38
          0
          I read an article by some imported "ANALYTIC", so he writes a Kalashnikov assault rifle, even a snotty teenager makes an almost full-fledged firing unit on the battlefield. and from this he deduced the guilt of Kalashnikov in the fact that children are fighting ..............
    2. Maxsh
      Maxsh 26 December 2013 15: 59
      +4
      Voitsekhovsky will not listen. And they will answer with the words of Kalashnikov: "It is not a weapon that kills. A man is killing." There would be no AK, so they would shoot from something else.
    3. Fedya
      Fedya 26 December 2013 19: 25
      0
      The weapon itself does not shoot! It just exists. People shoot, even ..indos, although they are called chizholo people.
  40. Stiletto
    Stiletto 26 December 2013 14: 49
    +17
    Quote: garlik
    And here on our local TV a certain grudge Wojciechowski poured mud on Kalashnikov. He said that about 8 million people died because of his machine gun. That you see from somewhere he copied something. Here so
    1. Manul
      Manul 26 December 2013 23: 52
      +2
      Quote: Stiletto
      Quote: garlik
      And here on our local TV a certain grudge Wojciechowski poured mud on Kalashnikov. He said that about 8 million people died because of his machine gun. That you see from somewhere he copied something. Here so


      The article quotes the idea very correctly - how many people this weapon saved from death in battle, or protecting its family, and helped to defend its home from invaders (oh, how many of my dreams in this phrase are about the right to have AK in your house) ..
      And the inventor of the ax, in principle, is the bloodiest designer in the world. But how many foci warmed people thanks to him? And the inventor of the rope ...? This unfortunate pithecanthropus now the liberals would hang on the first bitch)))
      And Mr. (domination) Wojciechowski can chew a tie. This substance, this misunderstanding, has no right to be called a Russian person. Yes, and a person in general.
      1. garlik
        garlik 27 December 2013 12: 06
        0
        But it is not Russian
  41. rusmat73
    rusmat73 26 December 2013 15: 44
    +2
    Quote: Ratibor
    Glory to the Russian Arms and Eternal Memory to its Creators! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

    I join !!!
    add: Glory to the defenders living !!! and ETERNAL MEMORY of the departed defenders !!!
    ALL Health and Well-being !!!
  42. intsurfer
    intsurfer 26 December 2013 15: 56
    +1
    Quote: sledgehammer102
    And here is what the unworthy euronews writes and our liberals are economists, whom we so much like to refer to in disputes

    And what's wrong? It may well be that a lot of people were killed from Kalash because of its (automatic) prevalence. But the machine itself does not shoot. So, as Kalashnikov correctly said, all the questions about why and where people are killed in conflicts are for politicians.
  43. bureyat
    bureyat 26 December 2013 15: 56
    +3
    "Unrepentant communist" - to whom do they repent? Great man, great designer, soldier, patriot of his country. Um mani batminhum. Eternal memory.
  44. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 26 December 2013 16: 02
    +3
    60 thousand people came to say goodbye to Mikhail Timofeevich .. This was this human creature!
  45. Leshka
    Leshka 26 December 2013 16: 24
    +2
    great man say nothing
  46. sounddoc
    sounddoc 26 December 2013 16: 48
    +2
    I adore such people .... Undoubtedly, a technical genius, a patriot, just a HUMAN ... "Serve honestly, never grieve ..."
    Everlasting memory....
  47. tank64rus
    tank64rus 26 December 2013 17: 51
    +1
    Eternal Memory and Glory! Russian Genius!
  48. alex_valent
    alex_valent 26 December 2013 18: 51
    +2
    [quote] [/ quot Oleg Chuvakine] General Kalashnikov in recent years urged his interviewers not to portray his life as poor, noting that he has a spacious apartment, a good car and a comfortable cottage by the lake near the factory, where he worked for many decades . The reward was the work itself. He was devoted to the country. He was sometimes told that in the West he would have long been a multimillionaire, and he replied: "There are other values."
    How can they explain that there are other values ​​of life. Not everything is expressed in a buck. Faith and love for one's homeland cannot be appreciated with bags of painted candy wrappers.
  49. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 26 December 2013 19: 01
    +5
    Quote: Nevertheless, General Kalashnikov spoke of his great respect for Lenin and Stalin and added: "I did not know him (Stalin) personally and I regret it."

    Potential Enemies Americans Write About Grand Master good books. And where are our modern writers, poets?
  50. zennon
    zennon 26 December 2013 19: 19
    +3
    In his memoirs and interviews, he sharply criticized Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, the New York Times notes.

    He even more respected Mikhail Timofeevich.