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Military personnel take part in the funeral of Mikhail Kalashnikov in Mytischi outside Moscow

Military personnel take part in the funeral of Mikhail Kalashnikov, chief designer of Izhmash Concern, a Russian firearms producer, in Mytischi outside Moscow, December 27, 2013. Russia buries assault rifle designer Kalashnikov on Friday. Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died on December 23, 2013, at 94. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS MILITARY)

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Yahoo News

Russia on Friday buried 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.

To the sound of a final salute fired from the AK-47 machine guns that made him world-famous, Kalashnikov was laid to rest with full state honours at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery (FVMK) in the town of Mytishchi outside Moscow. (AFP)

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