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Australia,United Nations

10 July 2006

Sydney Morning Herald, Editorial

General Mikhail Kalashnikov knows guns. Six decades after the Russian inventor turned out the first of his AK-47 assault rifles, it remains unrivalled as the world's favourite killing machine. At the United Nations the 87-year stood firmly alongside anti-gun activists, human rights groups and nations pushing for global co-operation to combat the illegal trade in small arms. In a statement to the UN Small Arms Review Conference, the general spoke of his indignation at... (

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