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Russian sniper

During World War II, (or The Great Patriotic War, as it is known in Russia), Russian snipers played a large role. It is estimated that these snipers killed or wounded over 40,000+ German soldiers during the war.

A film was made about Vasily Alexandrovich Zaitsev, a sniper who fought in the Battle of Stalingrad; this was: Enemy at the Gates[?] which fictionalizes a duel between Zaitsev and a German sniper. During the battle, Zaitsev killed over 300 Germans. While he is arguably the most famous Russian sniper, there were thousands of snipers in the Russian Army[?]. Many women fought as snipers, including Mila Mikhailovna Pavichenko[?] (who killed over 300 German soldiers) and Nina Alexeyevna Lobkovskaya[?].

Other famous Russian snipers of WW2 include:



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