Mikhail Kalashnikov hospitalized in intensive care

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    Legendary Russian rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov has been hospitalized in intensive care after complaining of general weakness, his assistant was quoted by news agencies as saying Dec. 25.

    The 93-year-old father of the AK-47 has been having heart problems and feeling poorly since March, when he stopped showing up for work, his aide told the RIA Novosti news agency.

    “When I visited him at home last week, he told me that nothing seemed to hurt, but that he simply had no strength left,” his assistant, Nikolai Shklyayev, was quoted as saying.

    “It seems that this is just his age showing,” Shklyayev said.

    The assistant said Kalashnikov was sent to intensive care on Dec. 20 after complaining of swelling.

    “I last got in touch with (Kalashnikov’s) driver. He said that everything was fine,” Shklyayev told the Interfax news agency.

    Russia’s Kalashnikov in Intensive Care: Report | Defense News | defensenews.com
     
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    One of the best known Russians :thumb:

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    A legend. He is 93 years old. Cannot hope too much, but I hope he gets better.
     

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