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Kalashnikov Concerned about Deaths Caused by His Weapon

The designer of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle was worried before his death that he was personally guilty for the deaths caused by his weapon. Mikhail Kalashnikov - designer of the legendary AK-47 - wrote to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, six months before his death to express his fears. Kalashnikov died in December at the age of 94. The letter was reproduced Monday in the daily Russian newspaper Izvestia. Kalashnikov wrote in the letter, "My...

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