Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing is more profitable than the Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947...more commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov.
It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love.
An elegantly simple, 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand.
It's so easy and simple, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag.
Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists.
The AK-47 is undoubtedly the most influential and widespread firearm ever produced.
Mikhail Kalashnikov's legacy to the world, will not be forgotten for quite some time.