Опубликовано: 30 August 2019 17:25

Grand opening of Kalashnikov Monument

On August 30, the grand opening of the monument to the great small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov took place at the Izhevsk State Technical University, which proudly carries the name of a famous Izhevsk citizen.

‘We are proud of the name that our University has. Therefore, it is a huge honour for us that the monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov has opened precisely on the territory of ISTU,’ the rector of the University Valery Grakhov noted.

‘The monument that was opened today is already the seventh in our country. We emphasize the contribution Kalashnikov made to the development of the defence industry of our country by perpetuating the memory of him,’ Denis Loginov, Deputy Head of Izhevsk City Administration - Chief of Staff of Izhevsk City Administration, said.

The decision to open the monument was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Kalashnikov. The author of the monument was a famous sculptor in the Udmurt Republic who personally knew Mikhail Kalashnikov – Pavel Medvedev, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, laureate of the State Prize of the Udmurt Republic.

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