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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Data de nascimento: 10. Novembro 1919
Data de falecimento: 23. Dezembro 2013

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Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, em russo: Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников foi um militar russo, notável por projetar armas, especialmente o célebre fuzil de assalto AK-47, e pai do engenheiro Victor Kalashnikov.

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„I was a soldier, and I created a machine gun for a soldier. It was called an Avtomat Kalashnikova, the automatic weapon of Kalashnikov — AK — and it carried the date of its first manufacture, 1947.“

— Mikhail Kalashnikov
Context: I was in the hospital, and a soldier in the bed beside me asked: "Why do our soldiers have only one rifle for two or three of our men, when the Germans have automatics?" So I designed one. I was a soldier, and I created a machine gun for a soldier. It was called an Avtomat Kalashnikova, the automatic weapon of Kalashnikov — AK — and it carried the date of its first manufacture, 1947.

„I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists.“

— Mikhail Kalashnikov
Context: I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists. … I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawnmower. As quoted in "Kalashnikov: 'I wish I'd made a lawnmower'" by Kate Connolly, in The Guardian (29 July 2002) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/jul/30/russia.kateconnolly

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„Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer … I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery.“

— Mikhail Kalashnikov
As quoted in "AK-47 Inventor Says Conscience Is Clear" by Joel Roberts at CBS News (6 July 2007)

„I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence.“

— Mikhail Kalashnikov
As quoted in "AK-47 Inventor Says Conscience Is Clear" by Joel Roberts at CBS News (6 July 2007) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ak-47-inventor-says-conscience-is-clear/