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Mercutio
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"AK-47: Our Weapon Is A Holy Weapon"
 
   LAST EDITED ON Sep-19-17 AT 11:52 AM (EDT)
 
It's nice that they're keeping the traditional forms of slightly ridiculous over-the-top Russian military symbology alive. From the Guardian:

A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been unveiled in central Moscow in a controversial ceremony that merged military pomp with religious ritual.

The nine-metre (30ft) monument depicts Kalashnikov clutching his eponymous automatic weapon. Tuesday’s event was attended by high-ranking Russian officials including Vladimir Medinsky, the culture minister, and Petr Biryukov, Moscow’s deputy mayor.

“This is Russia’s cultural brand,” said Medinsky, before a Russian Orthodox priest blessed the statue.

... “Our weapon is a holy weapon,’ Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the former spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church, wrote on Facebook.

I guess we can use AKs to kill vampires now? Or maybe only fascist vampires and/or Russian vampires?

-Merc
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