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Lyudmila Pavlichenko- Soviet sniper with 309 kills and Hero of the Soviet Union


Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army, Germany, 1945

Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army, Germany, 1945

"Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forces when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her badass shooting talents to good use. She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history."

Roza Shanina - female Soviet sniper 1944 WWII #Lomography

Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Sniper Maria Kuvshinova smiles at the photographer while clasping her Mosin Nagant sniper rifle. With several dozens confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and officers, Kuvshinova earned the Order of Glory of the USSR, third class. May 1944.

Sniper with a Mosin Nagant.

The Red Army had over 2,000 woman snipers during WWII

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.