Russia's most popular weapon celebrated its 60th birthday, and it couldn’t come at a better time for Russia’s weapons industry. At a ceremony in Moscow’s Armed Forces Museum, a first model of the Kalashnikov rifle, the AK-47 (the first version was produced in 1947), was unveiled and placed into the hands of its creator, Mikhail Kalashnikov.
The 87-year-old Kalashnikov said he was excited to greet what he called his "first-born," but also said he loves all versions of the Kalashnikov equally – the way a mother loves all her children. He’s not alone in loving Russian weapons. Russia is second in the world in weapons exports, with only the United States selling more.
There are over 100 million Kalashnikovs in circulation in the world.
To celebrate the 60th birthday of AK-47, photoshop it any way you wish. Some examples are - redesign AK-47, put it in the hands of celebrities and politicians, add it to paintings and advertisements, etc.
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