The monument will be installed on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Russian great gunsmith’s birthday. The ZVO press service said that the bronze figure of the legendary weapon creator will decorate the site in front of the main entrance to the oldest military museum in Russia on November 22.
Vladimir Kurochkin is the author of the sculpture. He portrayed Mikhail Kalashnikov sitting on a bench in a front-line gymnastyorka, holding an assault rifle developed by him. The statue is called 'Young Designer Senior Sergeant Kalashnikov'. The height of the sculpture is two metres.