Permanent exposition of memoirs and poems of the world famous armour designer Mikhail Kalashnikov “I could have become a poet” has been opened in the library of Izhevsk Machine-Building Factory.
The designer of the well-known Kalashnikov gun is also the author of several autobiographical books and a cycle of poems.
One of them – “Tankmen” - in 1940 became the winner of a competition among young army writers.
The exposition is settled in the interior of the outstanding designer’s furniture, which he specially donated to the library.
The visitors of the exhibition will also learn about Mikhail Kalashnikov’s favourite books and authors, among whom there is Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Nekrasov, and French lyrical poets.
Author: Vera Ivanova