The monument was created on the initiative of the Kalashnikov Interregional Public Foundation, which is headed by the designer’s daughter, as well as the Military History Museum.
The sculptural composition is called “Young Designer Senior Sergeant Kalashnikov”.
The author of the monument is Vladimir Borisovich Kurochkin, born in 1967, a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, a graduate of the Moscow State Art Institute of V.I. Surikov, was awarded the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov (November 10, 1919, Kurya, Altai province – December 23, 2013, Izhevsk, Russia) – Soviet and Russian designer of small arms. Doctor of Technical Sciences (1971), Lieutenant General (1999), creator of the world-famous Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK).