The Kalashnikov brand has been around for a long time now. Renowned as one of the finest assault rifles on the planet, its variations can be found everywhere there are guns. The most famous, of course, is the AK-47 (“when you absolutely, positively want to kill every mother-f**ker in the room, accept no substitutes”), but there are many others. Now, the brand has received a major upgrade, bringing it yet again to the attention of militaries and rebel groups around the world. Here is an introduction to some more Russian engineering. If only the same creativity was put into medical research, no child would ever die.