Kalashnikov rifle designer felt `spiritual pain` from mass deaths

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 rifle, wrote a letter to the Russian Orthodox Church before his death expressing concern that the weapon had killed so many people, Izvestia newspaper reported.

`Kalashnikov repented AK-47 invention before death`

Six months before his death last December, legendary gun designer and inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, wrote a letter of repentance to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I.

Mikhail Kalashnikov to buried in new `pantheon` of heroes

Russia was Friday to bury Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle that was the favoured weapon of guerrillas worldwide, at a newly-opened cemetery for national heroes.

Who was Mikhail Kalashnikov?

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of Ak-47 rifles dead — Born on 10 November 1919 into a Russian peasant family in the village of Kurya, Mikhail Timofeevitch Kalashnikov, was one of 18 children.

AK-47 assault rifles inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, dies at 94

Breaking News — Inventor of Kalashnikov assault rifles, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died.

AK-47 developer Mikhail Kalashnikov hospitalised

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the 94-year old developer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world`s most widely used firearm, has been admitted to intensive care, officials said on Monday.