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Kalashnikov at his father's funeral, December 2013

Victor Mikhailovich Kalashnikov (Russian: Ви́ктор Миха́йлович Кала́шников; 16 July 1942 – 27 March 2018) was a Russian small arms designer/ He was known for developing the PP-19 Bizon submachine guns. He was the son of Mikhail Kalashnikov. He was born in Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. He began his weapon designing career in 1966 by conducting a series of tests of the AK-47.

Kalashnikov died at a university hospital in Izhevsk, Russia on 27 March 2018 at the age of 75.

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