AK-47

Genre
Investigation
Number of episodes
1
Length
24

Which is the most world-famous Russian invention? Heres a hint: its not the matryoshka, sputnik, balalaika or even vodka. The one Russian creation known in every country, on every continent, is the AK-47. The word inspires dread in some and respect in others. A few utter it with gratitude for having had their lives saved in battle. Designed in the mid-20th century, the AK-47 precedes the computer age, yet it remains the number-one firearm in the world. How is the AK-47 manufactured? What is the reason for its phenomenal success? To find out, join us on a tour of the factory that builds the legendary weapon, regarded in Russia as part and parcel of the nations legacy.

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