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IZHEVSK, December 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Residents of Izhevsk, the administrative center of Udmurtia, a region to the west of the Urals Mountains are bringing flowers to the monument to renowned designer of the legendary AK-47 automatic rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov who died Monday at the age of 94.
“We opened the gate to enable the people to bring flowers here,” a spokeswoman for the museum complex told Itar-Tass, adding that the gate was opened all through the early morning.
The monument designed by sculptor Vladimir Kurochkin was unveiled in 2004.
The funeral of Mikhail Kalashnikov would take place on December 26 in Izhevsk, Udmurtia’s presidential spokesman Viktor Chulkov told Itar-Tass.
Kalashnikov died in Izhevsk, the capital of Udmurtia, late on Monday at the age of 94 after a long illness.
Mikhail Kalashnikov was admitted to the regional Center for Clinical Research and Diagnosing November 17, with the hospital’s officials describing his condition as heavy.
The AK-47 automatic rifle that was designed in 1947 and commissioned by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949 has two later modifications — AKM and AK-74.