Show & Tell - St. Petersburg, Russia, November 2004
Some VGCA members went to Russia to attend General Kalashnikov's 85th Birthday Celebration in Russia. Members that went included:
Hurst, Costello, Wallace, and York
Below are a couple of photos of the event.
18th Century Mortar Artillery Museum St. Petersburg
Very early Russian arms made at Izhvesk, circa 1800.
Times of Peter the Great.
General Kalashnikov at dinner with VGCA members
Large 17th century cannon stored outside at the
Artillery Museum at St. Petersburg
Massed artillery pieces (World War II era) at the
Experimental AK rifles at the Kalashnikov Museum in
Cathedral of the Blood - St. Petersburg
General Kalashnikov presenting medal to Richard Jones of
HMS Pattern Room UK
Cold bent barrels on display at the Izhevsk Museum.
Barrel tolerances are intact!
General Kalashnikov and VGCA member John Wallace at
VGCA members and friends at dinner with General
General Kalashnikov being serenaded at dinner
VGCA member John Wallace dancing with General
Kalashnikov's daughter Nellie
VGCA members with a private moment with General Kalashnikov at dinner