A war is an awful event that changes people and turns the human world upside-down. Below are photos of Soviet women who made a contribution in termination of sorrow and grief protecting their Motherland equally with men during WWII.
Soviet women who expressed their willingness to be sent to the front line.
Red Army magazine photoreporter next to the crashed German Junkers Ju 87.
A Soviet shooter is loading a gun with ammunition.
The rifle of the sleeping sanitary instructor was repaired under the field conditions.
A Soviet signalwoman next to the Brandenburg gates.
Health workers of a rifle division. The people are wearing German helmets as during the first days after the Victory administration of the rifle decided to carry out an inspection and not enough Soviet helmets were available. After the inspection the German helmets had never been used again.
An operator of the German position finding device.
For a short period of time the machine gunner managed to destroy several fire posts.
A Soviet shooter.
Sailors of the German fleet.
An observer of the Moscow air defense.
A group of shooters.
A pilot of A-22 Boston.
Commander of the aviation unit that consisted of women only declares a mission. She proved that women could handle airplanes not worse than men.
During WWII girls who were 19-20 years old acted not only like nurses but also as shooters.
A shooter, 1944.