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In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, a new monument of Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov is unveiled during an official ceremony in Moscow, Russia. Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

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Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle.