Monument to Kalashnikov cut down the scheme of the German rifle

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria photographs a fragment of the monument to the gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov in MoscowMonument to Kalashnikov cut down the scheme of the German rifle© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

In Moscow, correct the error on the monument to the gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov, which posted the drawing of the German StG 44 rifle instead of an AK-47.

The police after questioning released working that grinder cut away a fragment of the sculptural composition. As specified a source in law enforcement bodies, their actions have been agreed with the Prefecture district, but to himself they had no documents.

The monument to the legendary gunsmith was opened on Tuesday at the intersection of Sadovaya-Karetnaya and Dolgorukovskaya street in Moscow. Later military historian Yuri Pasholok on his page on Facebook drew attention to an error in the design of the sculpture.

Sculptor Salavat Shcherbakov has declared its readiness to amend the monument. He later confirmed that work on the application of the new engraving has already begun. «Yes, work is being done. There’s a rich composition, we slightly corrected» — he said RIA Novosti.

The Director of external communications of the concern «Kalashnikov» Sofia Ivanov on his page on Facebook wrote that the company’s specialists are ready to assist the creators of the monument with all necessary assistance. «Unfortunately, the specialists of the concern «Kalashnikov» has not exercised supervision of the sculpture and was not brought in as consultants,» she said.

Executive Director of the Russian military historical society (RVIA) Vladislav Kononov, commenting on a mistake of the sculptor, said that she completely dispelled the myth that Mikhail Kalashnikov allegedly borrowed the design of his machine from a German gunsmith Schmeisser, Creator of the StG 44.

«Now, thanks to spread information about the mistake, it is clear that this is a completely different weapon — a Kalashnikov and a rifle StG», — he said. Kononov said that the RVIA, which gave the customer a sculpture, not regulate all the details.

«We had only one wish: that the model of machine that Mikhail Timofeyevich (Kalashnikov) holds in his hand, was one of the first, experimental batches,» — said Kononov, said that other details of the design of the monument represent the «flight of creative imagination of the author.»

State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov has described the situation with the monument as «an unfortunate mistake». Diagram of a German automatic rifle accidentally fell on the monument, said the parliamentarian. The monument itself, in his words, «represents the power and the glory of Russian arms». Monument to Kalashnikov cut down the scheme of the German rifle© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich fotobank in Moscow was inaugurated a monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov

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