Kalashnikov


Mr. Kalashnikov’s peerless killing machine still holds its own.

Mr. Kalashnikov’s peerless killing machine still holds its own.

 The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle’s transformation from the Soviet Union’s homespun Nazi-killing defense weapon to pop culture icon invoked by American rap singers and a French furniture designer is surely one of the strangest and most unlikely outcomes of the Cold War.

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