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AK-47 Motherland: From Kalashnikov rifles to cutting-edge UAVs

AK-47 Kalashnikov Rifles

Explore the motherland of the Kalashnikov assault rifle – the town of Izhevsk – with RT’s Close-Up team. Izhevsk is the capital of the Republic of Udmurtia, located in the Western Urals area of Central Russia. It is where Mikhail Kalashnikov designed his famed AK. But Izhevsk is not just the city that produces the world’s most popular weapon. It is also a stronghold of defense manufacturing and innovative technologies: Izhevsk-based Zala Aero is the leading producer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Russia.

AK 47 Rifle