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The word Kalashnikov can mean:-
- The AK-47 rifle, or another rifle in that series..
- Mikhail Kalashnikov who designed the AK47.
- The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov, 1837 poem by Mikhail Lermontov
Kalashnikov or Kalachnikov is a common Russian surname. The name literally means "belonging to (= son of) the kalach-man", where kalach (from Tatar: to be hungry) is the Russian word for a specific type of twisted white bread. In former times the term applied to any kind of white bread, which was classed as fancy. In Russian, the sequence chn tends to be pronounced as shn.
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