Сегодня родился Дегтярёв Василий Алексеевич
On January 2, 1880 Degtyaryov Vasily Alekseevich was born in Tula. This is an outstanding Russian-Soviet designer of small arms. Degtyarev participated in creation of the first Russian automatic rifle. In 1916 he invented and successfully tested an automatic carbine. Since 1918 Degtyaryov headed a skilled workshop of small-arms factory, and then design bureau of automatic small arms. In honor of Degtyaryov was named plant and institute in Kovrov, streets in the cities of Tula, Chelyabinsk, Pyatigorsk, St. Petersburg, Zaporozhye, Kiev, Volgograd, Novorossiysk, Kovrov, Novosibirsk, Vladimir.