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** FILE ** Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk in 1997. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk in 1997. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk in 1997 (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk in 1997 (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 file photo Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk, 1000 km (625 miles) east of Moscow. The designer of the world’s most prolific firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, has written a sorrowful letter to the Russian Orthodox Church’s head, asking if he’s to blame for the deaths of those killed by his creation. According to a Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 report in the daily Izvestia, several months before his death last month at age 94, Kalashnikov wrote to Patriarch Kirill that he keeps asking himself if he’s responsible for those deaths. (AP Photo/Vladimir Vyatkin, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 file photo Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk, 1000 km (625 miles) east of Moscow. The designer of the world’s most prolific firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, has written a sorrowful letter to the Russian Orthodox Church’s head, asking if he’s to blame for the deaths of those killed by his creation. According to a Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 report in the daily Izvestia, several months before his death last month at age 94, Kalashnikov wrote to Patriarch Kirill that he keeps asking himself if he’s responsible for those deaths. (AP Photo/Vladimir Vyatkin, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 file photo Mikhail Kalashnikov shows a model of his world-famous AK-47 assault rifle at home in the Ural Mountain city of Izhevsk, 1000 km (625 miles) east of Moscow. The designer of the world’s most prolific firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, has written a sorrowful letter to the Russian Orthodox Church’s head, asking if he’s to blame for the deaths of those killed by his creation. According to a Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 report in the daily Izvestia, several months before his death last month at age 94, Kalashnikov wrote to Patriarch Kirill that he keeps asking himself if he’s responsible for those deaths. (AP Photo/Vladimir Vyatkin, File)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a memorial service for Russian firearms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Kalashnikov died on Dec. 23 at the age of 94. His work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, which is often called "a Kalashnikov." (AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a memorial service for Russian firearms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Kalashnikov died on Dec. 23 at the age of 94. His work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, the AK-47 assault rifle, which is often called "a Kalashnikov." (AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool)