Famous Russian arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was buried on Friday at the federal military memorial cemetery in the Moscow region.

Members of Kalashnikov's family and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu have paid their last respects.

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the farewell ceremony on Friday.

The coffin with Kalashnikov's body was driven along the central alley of the military memorial complex.

"Today we are paying last respects to an outstanding person - the person, who is a symbol of Russia," First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said.

Kalashnikov was the type of person, who devoted his life to working for the homeland "and did not even imagine anything else," Kalahsnikov's daughter Yelena said.

"I think that this is the last person in the huge masses of arms designers, whose creativity was sparked by the war," Yelena Kalashnikova said.

Kalashnikov was buried while shots were fired from the AK-47 rifles he designed.

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