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Kalashnikov Vodka

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ssr, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. ssr

    ssr Member

    May 25, 2004

    Kalashnikov launches liquid weapon
    Monday, September 20, 2004 Posted: 12:57 PM EDT (1657 GMT)

    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The creator of one of the world's most famous guns, the AK-47 assault rifle, has launched another weapon in Britain -- Kalashnikov vodka.

    Lt. Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who invented the AK-47 after being shot by German soldiers during World War II, said Monday he wanted to continue "the good name" of his gun.

    "I've always wanted to improve and expand on the good name of my weapon by doing good things," he told Reuters Television.

    "So we decided to create a vodka under my name. And we wanted that vodka to be better than anything made, up until now, in both Russia and England."

    The Kalashnikov rifle has become the weapon of choice for guerrillas and gangsters across the world. But Kalashnikov said his original intentions for the gun were purely patriotic.

    "I did not create the gun for international conflicts, I created it to protect the borders of my country," he said.

    "It is not my fault that it has been spread all over the world. It is its reliability and its simplicity that have taken it all over the world."

    Promoters of Kalashnikov vodka, which is 82 proof, say it is "made from grain harvested in Russia and water drawn from Lake Ladoga north of St. Petersburg" and is best drunk with friends.
  2. PMDW

    PMDW Member

    Aug 3, 2004
  3. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
  4. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    Dec 20, 2002
    Somewhere in the woods of Northern VA
    Duplicate thread.

    They both started at the same time, but the other one has more responses at this time so I'll close this one.
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