These are some photos of those whom the Russians should be thankful to for the year of 1945 and the peace time they’re living in right now.
Major Ludmila M. Pavlichenko.
‘Gentlemen, I’m 25 and I’ve destroyed 309 German soldiers. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you’ve been hiding behind my back for too long?’ Chicago, 1942.
Senior Lieutenant Konstantin F. Olshansky.
Since March, 26th till March 28th, 1944, he had been the leader of a landing force which consisted of 68 Russian soldiers. Being encircled, they repulsed 18 attacks, destroying 2 tanks of the enemy and killing over 700 German officers.
Capitan Zinovy G. Kolobanov.
On August 19th, 1941 near the city of Krasnogvardeysk, a tank company under his command, destroyed 43 German tanks; 22 of them were destroyed by his own crew.
Major Petr M. Gavrilov.
According to some German soldiers, this man, being hardly alive, began fighting against them by himself, threw grenades and fired a gun, killing and wounding several German officers. 23 July 1941
Capitan of the Guard Vasily G. Zaytsev.
Since November, 10th till December 17th, 1942, in the battle for Stalingrad he killed 225 German soldiers, including 11 snipers.
Senior Sergeant Rosa E. Shanina.
‘I know that I’ve done little for my country yet. Not more than every Soviet person has to do. Today I’m ready to have a hand-to-hand fight. There’s no fear. I’m ready to die for my Homeland’. January 16th, 1945.
Major Natalia F. Meklin.
She performed 980 flights, bombing the enemy’s important objects, manpower, and military equipment.
Capitan Konstantin I. Nedorubov.
He was a Don Cossack, a veteran of WWI, and a veteran of the Civil War. When WWII began, he was 52 but it didn’t stop him from killing 70 German officers in a battle for Maratuki village in 1942.