And common folk shall keep the path well-trodden...


On August 30, at 10.30 on the square between Students’ Palace “Integral” and the main building of Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University (ISTU) took place the unveiling of the monument to the great small arms designer – Mikhail Kalashnikov, who the technical university is named after. 

Let us point out that in early April of this year, the bust of Mikhail Kalashnikov, previously installed on this square, was sent for restoration and took the place of honor in the foyer of the main building of ISTU in a special marble-lined niche.

It was decided to install a monument to the legendary armorer, made in the full length near the main building of the university in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Kalashnikov.

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The author of the monument is a well-known sculptor in the Udmurt Republic, who personally knew Mikhail Kalashnikov – Pavel Medvedev, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, a winner of the State Prize of the Udmurt Republic.

This memorable event attracted the attention of a large team ISTU: teachers, staff, veterans, students, citizens and officials of the Udmurt Republic came to the opening.

At the honorary presidium were: Rector of Kalashnikov ISTU Valery Grakhov, Head of Kalashnikov Interregional Public Fund, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s daughter – Elena Kalashnikova, Deputy Chairman of the State Council of the Udmurt Republic Nadezhda Mikhailova, Deputy Head of Izhevsk Administration Denis Loginov, Head of Oktyabrsky District Administration of Izhevsk Valery Martynov, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Yury Bryzgalov, Director of Scientific Library of Kalashnikov ISTU Evgenia Voinova.

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