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Vasilii Alekseevich Degtiarev

Weapon designer

Vasilii Degtiarev, USSR Weapon designer.

Background

Degtiarev, Vasilii was born in 1880.

Career

Head of a design shop in an armaments works, 1918. Head of a design office for automatic weapons, 1931. Designed infantry (PPD) and anti-tank weapons (PTRD).

4 Stalin Prizes.

Religion

Religion makes people base their lives on false foundations.

Views

Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.