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Russia,United Nations

20 June 2006

Times (UK)

MOSCOW — Hardly a day goes by without Mikhail Kalashnikov turning on his television set and seeing his lethal invention being brandished somewhere. It still makes him proud to see the Kalashnikov assault rifle, better known as the AK-47, in the hands of professional soldiers and national liberation movements. But now, aged 86, he laments that it has become the weapon of choice for terrorists, criminals and child soldiers — and, as such, the most prolific killing... (

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