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Science to win by Mikhail Kalashnikov

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The rules of life M. Kalashnikov.


Science to win by Mikhail Kalashnikov


M. Kalashnikov about weapons

“I’ll tell you that weapons, like our women, need beauty. You need to ask for it yourself. You look - my first submachine gun, it is on the posters - I have it most beautiful. It’s probably how a mother gives birth to her first child and believes that he is the most worthy. "

"Of course, the weapon is not a tractor and not a combine, not a seeder or a plow. You cannot plow up the land, you cannot grow bread. But without it, you will not defend your homeland, you will not defend your Homeland, your people from the enemy."

“My weapon is now considered unsurpassed. I say to all designers of the world:“ I will first shake hands with the one who will do better. ”But for now, I am standing with an outstretched hand.

"The designer - he has to think about something all the time. My products have been known to the whole world for a long time, but this does not mean that one should stop and not think further. The designer has to work all his life. I follow this idea."

M. Kalashnikov about life choices

“I wrote poetry at school and everyone thought that I would become a poet. I even wrote plays that were staged at school. But I didn’t become a poet, and I think that's right. Without me, there are so many bad poets. I followed another the road. "

"If it were not for the war, I would probably be the designer of agricultural machinery. The Germans are to blame for the fact that I became the designer of the weapon."

“When the war began, I was called to the front and saw that the German soldiers were almost all with automatic weapons, and in the first days of the war we had one rifle for two. I was excited to create a submachine gun myself. And when 1941 I, seriously wounded, was in the hospital, I was tormented by nightmares at night. I got a notebook, a pencil. When I woke up at night, I tried to imagine: what kind of machine gun would I make a pistol? In the morning I took a notebook from the nightstand, made sketches. kind of self-defense - not only the night visions were forgotten, from there was a daytime pain — and my first design experience. "

"Of course, like every person, there is something to regret ... But one thing I can say: I would not live my life differently if I had the opportunity."

"I have a very difficult road, but good people have always met there. It’s like angels from heaven."

M. Kalashnikov about labor and recognition

“Once, Yeltsin presented me with a prize pistol. I went to Moscow, to the Kremlin. In the box - a Makarov pistol. I looked at the hotel - oh my God, what this country president gives me such a shaky, loose sample. It's not a reward, but a shame. I was upset, I write to the premium department: “I will return this sample to you, it only humiliates us, I know what the premium weapon should be.” There they all immediately ran, the calls went: “Yes, you put gold and silver on this pistol, and so on. "I said," Don't, I’d better describe all this in my book. "

"You can’t measure everything with money. For me, the most precious thing is when people say:" Your weapon saved my life! "Why do I need millions? I already live well."

"The most important award is, of course, the one, the Stalin Prize, which I received for AK-47. That joy, probably, cannot compare with anything."

M. Kalashnikov about happiness and moral dilemmas

"When in 1947. My model of the machine gun was adopted, it was happiness for me. When I was awarded the Stalin 1 premium, it was also happiness. It is made up of trifles."

“I invented a weapon not to kill people, but to protect my Fatherland. I am often asked:“ How do you sleep, because so many people from your machine gun were killed? ”And I say to that:“ My dream is excellent. Let politicians who start wars sleep badly. "And the designer is not to blame."

"I think the dream of all people, including mine, is peace and harmony on Earth, peace and happiness of compatriots, and we, the designers, will always have a job. I love nature, forest, birds, animals. If it happens that the military the designers will not be needed, I will take photos and I will try to shoot them no worse than our machine guns. "

"In my 90 years, I feel like a happy person. But I still have a dream. Not for myself, for our country. I want a moral revival to happen, to raise the level of culture, to make people better. I have something to compare with. I survived wartime - in all, one might say, incarnations. But even during the war years - very hard, full of hardship, when everyone was starving, losing loved ones - people treated each other better than they do now. And I want them to return those normal human relationships. "
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  1. Gardamir
    Gardamir 29 December 2013 08: 01
    +32
    He said everything well. But about work and recognition. this is what we are missing now. "You can't measure everything with money" Eternal memory to the real hero-worker.
    1. sledgehammer102
      sledgehammer102 29 December 2013 10: 03
      +17
      Quote: Gardamir
      "You can't measure everything with money" Eternal memory to the real hero-worker.

      This is the very thing that distinguishes Russian patriotic scientists from capitalists. For them, achievements are not measured in money, but in the benefit for people - citizens of their country. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing about ordinary citizens ... But I think this will pass soon too, because we have something to be proud of and where to strive for !!!
      For those who worship the golden calf invariably end up losing their greed and self-interest, staying on the street and waiting for help from people who do not suffer from this fear.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 29 December 2013 12: 54
        +4
        In the photo is the ancient instrument of executions The copper bull?
      2. valokordin
        valokordin 30 December 2013 00: 21
        +1
        Quote: Gardamir "You can't measure everything with money" Eternal memory to a real hero-worker. [/ Quote]
        I can’t fall asleep in old age, find me a learned capitalist, there are none. There were scientists who became capitalists, but there were no capitalists who became scientists.
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    2. Interface
      Interface 29 December 2013 13: 35
      +2
      Exactly! And let all sorts of "handshake" for their accusations of plagiarism piss on themselves e__b__o, because Mikhail Timofeevich is a legend from now on, a symbol of our former power, hope for its revival!
      Sorry, it's boiling!
    3. Very old
      Very old 29 December 2013 18: 49
      +4
      Still
      It seems to be a man .........
      I'm crying
  2. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 08: 03
    +29
    You read his statements and a lump comes up to the throat ... What a wide soul man was! The great country was ... great people ...
    1. Civil
      Civil 29 December 2013 09: 36
      +6
      But even during the war years - very difficult, full of deprivations, when everyone was starving, losing loved ones - people treated each other better than now. And I want those normal human relationships to return

      Liberasts and faithful United Russia:
      More than 80% of the deputies of all levels of legislative bodies are businessmen-grabber, "scoundrels of different levels of income." If people begin to unite and treat each other better ... in general, Mikhail Timofeevich is not beneficial to anyone, neither one nor the other.
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 29 December 2013 11: 00
        +5
        Quote: Civil
        More than 80% of the deputies of all levels of legislative bodies are businessmen-grabber, "scoundrels of different levels of income."

        Kalashnikov would not understand you, because your message simply sparkles with the words "MONEY" and "WANT" ... And his main message was about completely different values.

        I do not defend the grabbers' deputies in any way, but the idea of ​​the great gunsmith was completely different. He spoke about the mutual assistance of people - citizens of one country - in the most difficult times for the Fatherland, when not only was there no money, there was not enough food (and someone lacked, and even with the addition, it’s okay like now), but people remained human and did not allow self-interest to prevail over conscience.
        Now the reverse principle is being cultivated both in power and in society, hence the ears of your message are growing, where the emphasis is on wealthand not at the root of sinfulness - self-interest and lack of conscience and honor, and as a result of brains.
        1. Civil
          Civil 29 December 2013 11: 48
          +1
          sledgehammer102

          it’s a pity you didn’t understand the meaning, DEPUTIES should express the opinion of the people who voted for them, instead, these chosen people stupidly bought mandates to preserve the stolen goods. And they make decisions only strictly within the framework of their vision of morality, namely BABLA.
          1. sledgehammer102
            sledgehammer102 29 December 2013 12: 15
            +5
            Quote: Civil
            it’s a pity you didn’t understand the meaning, DEPUTIES should express the opinion of the people who voted for them, instead, these chosen people stupidly bought mandates to preserve the stolen goods. And they make decisions only strictly within the framework of their vision of morality, namely BABLA.


            I just understood the meaning. Here is an example chain:
            There are deputies - they have loot - loot earned dishonestly (or honestly - but it doesn’t matter, the main thing is that there is a lot of it) - so this loot is "select and share"(on the forums this is usually something like giving out to pensioners or curing children, in 1991 the slogan was "Billions of the Communist Party to the people !!!") - but they (deputies) this loot is protected by buying a mandate - bad power.

            The chain is logical and in general correct, again - correct. The only thing that bothers you is the emphasis on the DIA, and not on the banal absence conscience, honor and mind.
            And the chain will look like this:
            There was an honest party of the CPSU and an honest Soviet people (without irony, it is) - by the end of the 80x in society, and accordingly in the CPSU, there was a general decline in morality - because of this, the USSR collapsed - those for whom we voted came to power(the same Soviet citizens who studied at Soviet schools, universities, and received Soviet education, but who grew up without those moral principles like honor, conscience, patriotism, selflessness and mind) - By 2013, the situation has not changed significantly (although such bedlam as in 90 is not observed) - conclusion: the lack of conscience, honor, patriotism and intelligence - are detrimental to society and the state(and entails all other vices, such as, for example, self-interest.)

            A simple formula looks like this
            Healthy Society - A Healthy Country - A Healthy Government
            A sick (mercenary) society - a sick country - a sick government


            That is, everything goes from the larger (society) to the smaller (power), not vice versa, as many are trying to bring it.

            Kalashnikov said about this and said that moral values ​​are the core of society, and, accordingly, of the state.
            1. Sour
              Sour 29 December 2013 15: 49
              +3
              Quote: sledgehammer102
              I just understood the meaning. Here is an example chain:
              There are deputies - they have the loot - the loot was earned dishonestly (or honestly - but it doesn't matter, the main thing is that there is a lot of it) - therefore this loot is "taken away and divided"

              Absolutely correctly noticed. Repeatedly plus.
              Behind all the snot-screams about "social justice", "against corruption" there is a banal redneck envy of someone who has even a ruble more. I have already said on the site that honestly earned a million dollars in Russia causes more hatred than stolen a hundred rubles... The second is a thief, but he "has less than me." But the first has more, it must be "dispossessed", or even better - shot. "He is bad, and I am good. I am better than him only because I have less money" - this is the morality we profess by millions.
              Recently I heard on the radio how a bastard said: "A good man cannot be a lieutenant governor." Typical (cut by the moderator), who considers himself worse than everyone who has achieved at least a little more than him.
              This is our main problem. The remaining derivatives of it. Our main problem is a mentality in which envy, anger and laziness come first. Moreover, envy is usually confused with a sense of justice, and malice with patriotism.
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    3. knn54
      knn54 29 December 2013 13: 09
      +2
      With the People, with the Country HE walked ONE road.
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  4. predator.3
    predator.3 29 December 2013 08: 45
    +18
    "You can’t measure everything with money. For me, the most precious thing is when people say:" Your weapon saved my life! "Why do I need millions? I already live well."

    Really Great Man! 94 years of worthy life, always, along with M.T. Kalashnikov, I recall A. Shipunov and V. Gryazev, also wonderful people and designers from God! Here they all are the real ELITE of the country! I hope they left worthy students. soldier
    1. Nick
      Nick 29 December 2013 10: 28
      +2
      Quote: predator.3
      Here they all are the real ELITE of the country! I hope they left worthy students.

      That is, scientists, engineers, organizers, cultural representatives, skilled workers, in short, creators - are the elite of society, but now for some reason many consider the elite only financial ...
    2. Tersky
      Tersky 29 December 2013 10: 31
      +10
      From the memoirs of Mikhail Timofeevich: May sunny day. At the military base, which is 36 miles from Washington, we were received by General Coffield. After a short preliminary conversation, he suggested that Stoner and I meet the Marines and see what the fire training battalion was doing. As it turned out, the personnel of the battalion was engaged directly on the basis of fine-tuning and testing of samples of small arms and sports weapons coming from the factory conveyor. A special role in fine-tuning products was given to increasing the accuracy of fire. If some parameters did not meet the requirements of ballistics (all of them were immediately fixed by electronic equipment), the defects were eliminated directly on the spot.

      “Well, now, I ask you, show how you own the weapons whose creators you are,” said the general, inviting us to the shooting gallery.

      “There is only one condition,” Coffield stopped us, as soon as we walked in the direction of the shooting range. - Stoner shoots from an AKM assault rifle, and Kalashnikov shoots from an M16 rifle. Accepted?

      Stoner and I laughed: we accept! After firing from each other's systems, they exchanged samples. The results showed the same.

      The general took a machine gun from my hands, threw it up a little, then tightly wrapped his fingers around it and turned to me.

      “I admit, I personally would prefer your weapon in battle.” I happened to fight in Vietnam, to command a unit there. And I really wanted to have a machine gun of your design as a personal weapon. One circumstance stopped: he has a different pace and the sound of firing than the M16. And if I had fired from it, my soldiers would have fired at me myself, considering that the enemy was next to me.

      Stoner, who was standing nearby, shook his head in agreement with the general’s assessment.
      This recognition says it all, there can be no better reward ...
  5. kaktus
    kaktus 29 December 2013 08: 59
    +6
    Great, simple, wonderful person! soldier
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 29 December 2013 16: 18
      0
      Quote: kaktus
      Great, simple, wonderful person!

      The man who achieved such successes by his labor did not boast like our new elite selling oil, gas and the Motherland. I went to the factory to the last job and bequeathed to my grandchildren WORK, WORK AND WORK ONCE AGAIN!
      Great man, eternal memory of the Hero of the Russian land !!!
  6. 11111mail.ru
    11111mail.ru 29 December 2013 09: 15
    +8
    Quote: predator.3
    "If it hadn't been for the war, I probably would have been a designer of agricultural equipment. The Germans are to blame for the fact that I became a designer of weapons."

    A talented designer. I remember the lines from the song "Horse Budenny":
    "Not mamma's sons, in a landlord's house.
    We grew up in a flame, in gunpowder smoke ... "
    Hands still remember the order of disassembly and assembly of the AK-47. On the table, blindfolded - a personal record of 30 seconds.
    Glory to the Russian gunsmiths! Eternal memory to Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov!
  7. 120352
    120352 29 December 2013 09: 21
    +4
    Mikhail Timofeevich is a GREAT man! The pride of the nation! If we talk about the deterrent factor of weapons, I think it played a role here too. What remained after him, including the Kalashnikov concern, is good. But he was supposed to be buried AT THE KREMLIN WALL, as a prominent statesman who armed our armed forces and ensured the multiple superiority of our rifle equipment in the world! Blessed memory of the RUSSIAN GENIUS!
  8. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 29 December 2013 09: 44
    +11
    “My weapon is now considered unsurpassed. I say to all designers of the world:“ I will first shake hands with the one who will do better. ”But for now, I am standing with an outstretched hand.
    After death, he will stand with outstretched hand. You can’t imagine a better Kalash!
  9. mountain
    mountain 29 December 2013 09: 50
    +5
    Glory to Russian weapons and its creators!
    Glory to the Armsman, Mikhail. Timofeevich. Kalashnikov!
    Eternal memory from the inhabitants of the planet!
  10. treskoed
    treskoed 29 December 2013 09: 53
    +7
    But there is still a dream. Not for myself, for our country. I would like for a moral revival to take place, for the level of culture to rise, for people to become better.

    I really want Mikhail Timofeevich's dream to come true! Perhaps with the help of AK, AKM!
  11. Wiruz
    Wiruz 29 December 2013 09: 54
    +4
    I do not recognize the saying "If a person is talented, then he is talented in everything," but in relation to Mikhail Timofeevich it is relevant.
  12. Wiruz
    Wiruz 29 December 2013 09: 55
    0
    And about what book is written in the article? No one knows?
  13. kim. 230752
    kim. 230752 29 December 2013 09: 55
    +3
    Mikhail Kalashnikov - REAL PEOPLE HERO !!!
  14. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 29 December 2013 10: 03
    0
    And about what book is written in the article?
    Probably "Notes of a gunsmith designer" (http://rushkalash.narod.ru/s4.htm)
  15. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 10: 21
    +2
    Quote: Old_Kapitan
    And about what book is written in the article?
    Probably "Notes of a gunsmith designer" (http://rushkalash.narod.ru/s4.htm)

    Such books and, in general, the name of Kalashnikov "The Story of a Real Man .." I would include in the compulsory school curriculum .. I remember being an aircraft designer as a child .. (and not for fame and money.)
  16. stroporez
    stroporez 29 December 2013 10: 21
    +2
    blessed is the land having such SONS
  17. VAS 84
    VAS 84 29 December 2013 10: 22
    +2
    It would be GOOD for a patriotic public organization or a concerned lawyer (lawyer) to JUDGE the CONDITIONS that were written on their pages (ROZhAbuk, Vkontakte, and so on) that allegedly Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov copied the AK-47. angry hi
  18. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 29 December 2013 10: 25
    +6
    Quote: "You can't measure everything with money. For me, the most precious thing is when people say:" Your weapon saved my life! "Why do I need millions? I already live well."

    M. Kalashnikov from that old Stalinist guard, for whom the main award was serving his homeland. The present time, when everything is sold and bought, when conscience is silent, when the dollar has become the measure of everything, people like M. Kalashnikov do not accept it. Russia has lost a national hero, which has no equal. Eternal memory and glory to him!
  19. Lomikus
    Lomikus 29 December 2013 10: 28
    +3
    And I want those normal human relationships to return
  20. Bort radist
    Bort radist 29 December 2013 10: 28
    +18
    I remember a verse in a school taught about a man steamboat. V.V. Mayakovsky.
    ".... In our veins -
    blood, not water.
    We are going
    through the revolving bark
    so that
    dying
    incarnate
    to steamboats
    in lines
    and other long things .... "
    Who served in the army - Kalashnikov common name. He grabbed the machine gun - he shook Mikhail Timofeevich’s hand, put the butt to his cheek and made friends! Forever and ever!!!
    1. AK-47
      AK-47 29 December 2013 11: 43
      +4
      Quote: Bort Radist
      He grabbed the machine gun - he shook hands with Mikhail Timofeevich,

      + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + good
  21. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 10: 40
    +3
    What I didn’t like was that he was buried in this state memorial complex .. (the decision was made at the very top ..) ordinary people weren’t allowed to go there .. He wanted a modest grave in his homeland .. (I don’t think there would have been a folk trail ..) Politics however ..
    1. 120352
      120352 29 December 2013 11: 57
      0
      His place is at the Kremlin Wall!
  22. Armata
    Armata 29 December 2013 10: 47
    +4
    Quote: JIaIIoTb
    "I invented a weapon not to kill people, but to protect my Fatherland. I am often asked:" How do you sleep, because so many people were killed from your machine gun? "And I say to this:" I have a great dream. Let the politicians who start wars sleep badly "
    Kills the man holding this weapon in his hands.
    Warning Answer
    I don’t know why they deleted it, and I don’t want to know. But the statement is extremely correct.
  23. bomg.77
    bomg.77 29 December 2013 10: 48
    +6
    In honor of this MAN, you need to name some city !! On the site you can organize the collection of signatures for this case.
    1. Armata
      Armata 29 December 2013 11: 30
      +4
      Quote: bomg.77
      In honor of this MAN, you need to name some city !! On the site you can organize the collection of signatures for this case.
      Yekaterinburg. And even to demolish the monument to Yeltsin, and in its place to erect a monument to the hero and legend. Moreover, when the GDP will once again live in Hayat (built by the Turks), let it see a real hero (the windows of the presidential look just onto a block of drunkards). I am for all limbs.
      1. svp67
        svp67 29 December 2013 11: 43
        +5
        Quote: Mechanic
        Ekaterinburg

        Zhen hi . Let Burg still remain Burg, it is necessary to name some new city, like Kalashgrad fellow
        Quote: Mechanic
        And even to demolish a monument to Yeltsin, and in its place to put a monument to the hero and legend

        And here it is FOR, and our police will only say thank you, otherwise this post number 1 has already been pulled out ... You don’t even understand who the monument is - EBN, a police UAZ or a police LONG PATIENCE
      2. 120352
        120352 29 December 2013 12: 00
        +4
        The monument to the traitor and destroyer of my homeland, Yeltsin, must be demolished. But Yekaterinburg cannot be renamed. Otherwise, the time will come and Kalashnikov will be renamed. History must be respected!
      3. bomg.77
        bomg.77 29 December 2013 12: 07
        +4
        Quote: Mechanic
        d. And even to demolish the monument to Yeltsin, and in its place to erect a monument to the hero and legend.
        Yeltsin erected a monument to him without miracles, out of hatred and contempt, and these things will long be remembered by people. hi
  24. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 11: 00
    +10
    Quote: bomg.77
    In honor of this MAN, you need to name some city !! On the site you can organize the collection of signatures for this case.

    It's a good idea .. but I think Mikhail Timofeevich would be against .. (it's enough to rename the city) But the newest submarine (the newest) to name it would be cool ..! Just imagine "Kalashnikov" went on alert duty in the Atlantic ..! From one name the sale of diapers from both shores of the Atlantic will immediately increase, etc. laughing
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 29 December 2013 11: 18
      +3
      Quote: MIKHAN
      But the submarine (the latest) to call it cool would be ..!
      Mikhan and the nuclear submarines are possible. It’s just that the boat will become obsolete in 40 for years and it will be decommissioned, but the city will still be for a long time. And it would be even better not even the city, but military schools like Suvorovsky. hi
      1. svp67
        svp67 29 December 2013 11: 47
        +3
        Quote: bomg.77
        And it would be even better not even a city, but military schools like Suvorovskys.

        This is the matter - schools for our future geniuses, not everyone can drive regiments and brigades along uncut fields, someone must also move technologies.
      2. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 12: 07
        +3
        Quote: bomg.77
        better not even a city, but military schools like Suvorovsky.

        This thing would be ..! Type of military design .. Military engineers to prepare ..
  25. kelevra
    kelevra 29 December 2013 11: 04
    +1
    Great words, great man!
  26. major071
    major071 29 December 2013 11: 20
    +6
    Eternal glory to the Great Soviet gunsmith! Rest in peace. And each time we pick up your unsurpassed weapons, we will remember you and this folk memory will never fade. Lively your weapon - you live too.
  27. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 29 December 2013 11: 22
    +3
    Without me there are so many bad poets. I went the other way.
    Thank God that you, Mikhail Timofeevich, have taken a different road. Maybe you would make a good poet -
  28. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 29 December 2013 11: 37
    +2
    A pure and bright PERSON, like many of that generation of warriors whom I knew personally. My father is the same age as Mikhail Timofeevich and his friends in the village were men who fought. I never heard conversations about money and so on from them when they got together, especially after the bath, talked about the war, about the friends of the victims about Stalin, Molotov, Zhukov, Malenkov, Beria, about politics, economy, Cuba and Vietnam, and the main thought in their conversations: - "We need a strong army and good weapons such that no one would even think to go to war against us." They worried about their children so that they would not have to fight. Communication with that generation taught the Motherland to love better than any "Lessons of Courage" and political information. It is a pity - the generation of WINNERS is leaving and we, their children and grandchildren, need to keep the memory of them.
  29. individual
    individual 29 December 2013 11: 39
    +3
    I read the biography of M. Kalashnikov and understood the answer to the frequently asked question:
    "Make life with whom?"
    Answer:
    "From the best son of the Russian land - Kalashnikov Mikhail Timofeevich!"
    HONOR TO YOU, PRAISE AND MEMORY OF PEOPLE!
  30. generalissimo
    generalissimo 29 December 2013 12: 02
    +6
    A bow and eternal memory to you general! Thank you soldier, if it weren’t for your AKMS, I wouldn’t write it now. Thanks again, may the earth rest in peace.
    Guards Corporal Kharabrin
  31. Kulneff2009
    Kulneff2009 29 December 2013 12: 08
    +2
    GREAT PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEGENDARY WEAPON !!!!!!!!!!! Be proud of Russia such sons !!!!!!
  32. nikkon09
    nikkon09 29 December 2013 12: 23
    0
    MIKHAN SU Today, 08:03

    You read his statements and a lump comes up to the throat ... What a wide soul man was! The great country was ... great people ...
    Yes, there was a time ... but we ourselves don’t do anything to not only increase our achievements ... we can’t save, we can only whine like children ...
  33. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 December 2013 12: 39
    +4
    Quote: nikkon09
    but we don’t do anything ourselves in order not only to increase our achievements ... we cannot save, we just groan like children ...

    Well, why do we have noises .. I work .. two sons .. I deal with them, I try to explain what's what .. and what’s most important in life .. (and it makes no sense to wave flags and banners ..) Now there’s a war for young people .. ! I hope they don’t run to another trench .. (I’ll find I will kill ..) That's how we live ..
  34. bomg.77
    bomg.77 29 December 2013 13: 31
    +1
    Off topic news !! Again terrorist attack am Just creatures !!
  35. polly
    polly 29 December 2013 13: 39
    0
    MIKHAN, I read your comment, I choked on tea! Honestly! "I will find I will kill ..." I hope not in the literal sense of the word? belay sad stop
  36. GastaClaus69
    GastaClaus69 29 December 2013 13: 51
    0
    Damn, I still can’t believe that Kalashnikov died! For some reason, in my short life, I had the opinion that he would never die. Oh, sadness, longing ...
  37. major071
    major071 29 December 2013 13: 55
    +6
    The great gunsmith is gone
    Gone ... The country mourns for him
    And this black Monday
    how date is black worth
    Gone, gone unbeatable
    His AK the whole world shook
    Gone, not defeated by anyone
    Leaving this world on us ...
  38. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 29 December 2013 14: 07
    +2
    There is nothing to comment on and even more so. The great man himself said everything to himself ...
  39. Zeus
    Zeus 29 December 2013 14: 20
    +1
    20 facts about the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

    1. For the invention of the machine in 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov received the Stalin Prize of the first degree and the Order of the Red Star. The prize was 150 thousand rubles. With this money it was possible to buy almost ten "Victories" (then this car cost 16 thousand rubles.)

    2. The assault rifle was adopted in 1949. Its official name is "7,62mm Kalashnikov assault rifle, model 1947" (AK-47). It is also often referred to simply as "Kalash". According to the designer himself, the main qualities of his weapon are "simplicity and reliability." “I created an assault rifle as a sergeant, and I constantly remembered that the soldier of the academies did not finish,” says Kalashnikov.

    3. In Soviet times, the ability to assemble and disassemble a Kalashnikov assault rifle was part of the minimum knowledge gained in the lessons of initial military training.

    4. Kalashnikov assault rifle is not very expensive because of the simplicity of production. In some countries, it is cheaper than chicken.

    5. According to Foreign Policy magazine, the cost of one machine gun on the black market ranges from $ 10 in Afghanistan to $ 3, 8 thousand in India. In the United States, a Kalashnikov assault rifle can be purchased for $ 70-350.

    6. The Kalashnikov assault rifle is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most widespread weapon in the world. There are currently about 100 million AKs in the world. This means that there is 60 machine gun for every 1 adults on our planet.

    7. The Kalashnikov assault rifle is in service with the armies and special forces of 106 countries. The Kalashnikov weapon has been in service with the "native" army for 60 years.

    8. The Kalashnikov assault rifle is depicted on the emblems of some states. Currently, it is present in the coat of arms of the African country Zimbabwe (since 1980), on the coat of arms and flag of Mozambique (since 1975), on the coat of arms of the Asian state of East Timor. From 1984 to 1997, the AK was depicted on the coat of arms of the African state of Burkina Faso. In addition, there was a project to include a machine gun in the coat of arms of the Congo. AK is depicted on the emblem of the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

    9. In some African countries, newborns are given the name Kalash - in honor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

    10. Russian basketball player Andrei Kirilenko, a native of the city of Izhevsk, where the famous Kalashnikovs are produced, was nicknamed AK-47 in the United States, playing in the NBA for "Utah Jazz" at number 47.
  40. Zeus
    Zeus 29 December 2013 14: 20
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    11. In Egypt, on the shores of the Sinai Peninsula, a monument to the Kalashnikov assault rifle is installed. There is a mosque in Iraq whose minarets are built in the form of AK stores.

    12. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had a redesigned gold-plated AK.

    13. Many video messages of "terrorist number one" Osama bin Laden are made "against the background of" AK.

    14. In 2008, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued coins with the image of a Kalashnikov assault rifle in honor of the 450th anniversary of the incorporation of Udmurtia into Russia.

    15. For the 60th anniversary of arms in New Zealand, coins engraved with AK engraving in denominations of two New Zealand dollars were minted.

    16. At the end of the XNUMXth century, the French magazine Liberation recognized the Kalashnikov assault rifle as the invention of the century. The famous weapon managed to bypass the atomic bomb and space technology.

    17. In 2004, Playboy magazine named the Kalashnikov assault rifle one of the "50 Products That Changed the World", placing it after the Apple Macintosh computer, birth control pills and the Sony Betamax VCR.

    18. A Kalashnikov assault rifle of one model or another is the most popular weapon in computer games - it is found in almost all 3D shooters.

    19. It is believed that more people were killed from a Kalashnikov assault rifle than as a result of artillery fire, aerial bombardments and rocket attacks. A quarter of a million people die from AK bullets annually.

    20. Legendary Russian gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov says that all his life he has been inventing weapons for protection, not for murder: "I sleep well, because I have always created weapons for protection. These politicians cannot agree and use them to kill."
  41. captain
    captain 29 December 2013 16: 43
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    The genius who created the miracle machine; in Afghanistan, I appreciated this weapon, I have never met better.
  42. bubla5
    bubla5 29 December 2013 17: 03
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    Off-topic-Medvedev summoned the Minister of Defense.
    - How many divisions does Lukashenko have?
    - 4 divisions, Dmitry Anatolyevich!
    - Little. We will not have a problem, even if he goes to Moscow.
    - I'm afraid that they will arise, Dmitry Anatolyevich: if Lukashenko goes to
    Moscow, then forty divisions will approach Moscow ...
  43. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 29 December 2013 18: 35
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    Grandfather was and is our pride and great protector. Because only with an armed hand can you protect something or someone. Unarmed can only die. Gandhi type won ... well, well. If he would lie with his nose in a dirty ditch, do not swing somewhere far away ... and the AKM trunks are scary close in the strong hands of the Russian guys.
    In general, if I happen to stand up again for a common cause, let me have AK in my hands first. This is not enough "in modern war", but without it, it is simply a shameful death. Sleep, grandfather, calmly. What you did for all of us - that very few people at all succeeded. As long as there is at least one Russian person on earth, Kalashnikov will be remembered on it with the greatest respect ...
  44. alone
    alone 29 December 2013 18: 55
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    Eternal memory to the Great Designer !! soldier
  45. sird64
    sird64 29 December 2013 21: 12
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    gold words!!! May he rest in peace!!!
  46. Paul
    Paul 29 December 2013 23: 39
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    Love the brothers, love the brothers live,
    With our machine you don’t have to bother.
    ... Kalashnikov hummed when he worked with ordinary workers.
  47. leovik51
    leovik51 30 December 2013 07: 51
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    Kalashnikov alone could not invent: this is clear to me.