Follow RT for news on the most famous rifle designed by genius Soviet-Russian lieutenant- general and military engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Get the news and stories from RT about Mikhail Kalashnikov’s background and career, including his military career. Mikhail Kalashnikov became the most internationally famous developer of the AK-assault rifle, its improvements, etc. Find news about the modern series of automatic Kalashnikov rifles based on the original design. They started to be produced in the Soviet Union in 1948-1949 by a manufacturing concern and joint-stock company Izhmash, which later was renamed Kalashnikov Concern, producing different types of civilian and military weapons. However, nowadays Kalashnikov rifles are also manufactured in some other countries. Get the news and articles on that matter. Follow RT and YouTube channel to watch videos of the latest technology manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern. The company also provides the Russian Army with new-generation vehicles, including brand new futuristic vehicles. Get the news and read the articles on the new generation vehicles and technology produced by Kalashnikov Concern.