German Rifle to Be Erased From New Kalashnikov Monument

A brand new monument to the inventor of the AK-47 automatic rifle in central Moscow will undergo renovations after a historian publicly revealed a weapon depicted on the statue was a German design.

The 35 million ruble ($538,000) monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled by Russia’s Culture Minister and representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday morning.

The monument’s general commissioner Vladislav Kononov confirmed the statue features a German-designed StG 44 and that the design will be removed, the Moskva News Agency reported Friday.

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