Kalashnikov Vodka Goes on Sale

Society | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00
Kalashnikov Vodka Goes on Sale Russian General Kalashnikov, the inventor of the famous AK-47 rifle, has launched a namesake vodka. Photo by AFP

The Russian general who invented the legendary Kalashnikov rifle launched a namesake vodka brand.

The "liquid weapon" is made from grain harvested in Russia and water drawn from Lake Ladoga north of St Petersburg, promoters said.

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

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