Mikhail Kalashnikov

Михаил Калашников
Михаил Калашников  

Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (RussianМихаил Тимофеевич Калашников; born 10 November 1919) is a Russian small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47AKM, and AK-74 assault rifles.[1]

Weapon designs  

During his career, Kalashnikov designed about 150 models of small weapons.[16] The most famous of them are


Incorporates information from the corresponding article in the Russian Wikipedia
Mikhail Kalashnikov was twice named Hero of Socialist Labour. In 1998, he was awarded an Order of Saint Andrew the Protoclete.
On his 90th birthday on 10 November 2009, Kalashnikov was named a “Hero of the Russian Federation” and presented with a medal by President Dmitry Medvedev who lauded him for creating “the brand every Russian is proud of.”[8][18]
In 2012, Izhevsk State Technical University was named after Kalashnikov.[23]

 Russian Federation



  • State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of design (1997)
  • Award of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of education (2003)
  • All-Russian Literary Prize of Suvorov (2009)

 Honourary diplomas

  • Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation (1997, 1999)


  • Jubilee Medal “50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.”
  • Medal “Symbol of Science” (2007)
  • Gold Medal of Zhukov
  • Medal “For outstanding contribution to the development of the collection business in Russia”


  • Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (1997, 1999, 2002, 2007)



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