M.T. Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Small Arms Complex

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“The School of Armory Masterhood”

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22.02.2006 — 07.08.2006

The exhibition was devoted to 50-year anniversary of the L.M. Vasev School of Armory Masterhood attached to FSUE “Izhevsky Mechanichesky Zavod”. For half of the century the school became a unique treatment center for gun experts.  This is the only educational institution in Russia that remains to train personnel for a plant. Similar treatment centers are only in Ferlah (Austria ) and Zul (Germany).
The main purpose of this school is to preserve and develop best professional practice. It prepares small arms assembly fitters, repairmen, gun-stock assembly workers, engravers, woodcutters.

The exhibition presented samples of small arms and cold weapon made by students and graduates of the school, personal belongings and awards of the graduates who became famous craftsmen, as well as magnificent works of engravers M.V. Beloborodov, Y.S. Blinov, A.A. Peredvigin, G.N. Makarov, L.M. Vasev.

The exhibition involved collections of commemorative medals, sculptures and, souvenir blades.
It was prepared with the participation of FSUE “Izhevsky Mechanichesky Zavod”, Exposition Center of OJSC “Axion-Holding”; separate items were provided by the K. Gerd National Museum of Udmurt Republic, and museum of OJSC “Izhevsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod”.