In Moscow will open a monument to Kalashnikov

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in footballacademy Russian engineer, Hero of socialist labor, Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov took part in the celebrations on the 60th anniversary of a Kalashnikov. Archival photoIn Moscow will open a monument to Kalashnikov© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The monument to the gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov will be at the intersection of Sadovaya-Karetnaya and Dolgorukovskaya street in Moscow on 19 September, he told reporters, people’s artist of Russia, sculptor of the monument is Salavat Scherbakov.

Opening of the monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov in Oruzheiny pereulok in Moscow was planned in January. Due to weather conditions it was moved to may 8th, then on the Day of the gunsmith, which is celebrated in Russia on September 19.

«Monument to the gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov will be open at the intersection of Sadovaya-Karetnaya and Dolgorukovskaya (street) in Moscow on 19 September,» — said Shcherbakov.

According to him, the monument will be more noticeable than in Oruzheiny pereulok, where he had planned to install previously.

According to Scherbakova, the height of the monument was 7.5 meters, in the course of work was refined some details like the model of the machine that is holding a Kalashnikov. In the artistic composition is also marked with the figure of the globe and the image of St. George as symbols of peace and victory «over the forces of evil.»

The initiator of the monument by the Russian military-historical society. The Chairman of the society, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky presented the project of the monument to President Vladimir Putin during a visit of the concern «Kalashnikov» in Izhevsk in September 2016.

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