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Kalashnikov is commonly used to refer to a type of rifle, but it and similar words also have other meanings:
- AK-47, or another rifle in that series produced by the Kalashnikov corporation
- Saiga semi-automatic rifle
- Mikhail Kalashnikov (born 1919), Russian small arms designer, notable for making the design of the AK-47 assault rifle
- Maxim Kalashnikov (born 1966), Russian writer and political activist
- Viktor Kalashnikov, Russian journalist and ex-KGB officer
- Oksana Kalashnikova, a professional Georgian tennis player playing in the ITF Women's Circuit
- Marina Kalashnikova, a Russian historian and freelance journalist
- Nicholas Kalashnikoff, a Russian writer. Books include Jumper, Toyon, Yakub, The Defender
- The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov, poem by Mikhail Lermontov, written in 1837
- Kalasnjikov a song from the soundtrack to Emir Kusturica's film Underground
- Kalashnikov (Danish band), Danish punk band of the 1980s
- Kalashnikov (band), Italian punk band of the 1990s onward
- The Kalashnikov Variation, a chess variation
- Kalashnikov vodka, a brand after Mikhail Kalashnikov, launched in 2004
- Kalashnikov (drink), a type of cocktail
It represents Russian Калашников, a sandhi alteration of earlier Калачников, which literally means "belonging to (usually "son of" or "place of") a man who made a type of traditional Slavic bread called kalach", i.e., "kalach-maker's son".
- "Kalashnikov 'wanted to be poet'". BBC World News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
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