Simo Häyhä posing with his honorary M/28-30 rifle, 1939-1940Soviet troops at Smolensk, Russia, 1 Jul 1941; note PPSh-41 and Mosin-Nagant weaponsSoviet sailors marching in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Russian militiamen, Moscow, Russia, 10 Oct 1941
Simo Häyhä posing with his honorary M/28-30 rifle, 1939-1940Soviet troops at Smolensk, Russia, 1 Jul 1941; note PPSh-41 and Mosin-Nagant weaponsSoviet sailors marching in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Russian militiamen, Moscow, Russia, 10 Oct 1941
Pavlichenko posing with her Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle for a publicity photo shoot, date unknownSoviet naval infantry signal troops setting up communication wires, Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Aug 1942Russian soldier Vasily Zaytsev posing with his Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942Byelorussian guerillas posing in a forest, circa 1943; note PPD-40 submachine gun, Mosin-Nagant M1891 rifle, and German bayonet
Pavlichenko posing with her Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle for a publicity photo shoot, date unknownSoviet naval infantry signal troops setting up communication wires, Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Aug 1942Russian soldier Vasily Zaytsev posing with his Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942Byelorussian guerillas posing in a forest, circa 1943; note PPD-40 submachine gun, Mosin-Nagant M1891 rifle, and German bayonet
Soviet signal troops laying cables, Eastern Front, date unknownUkrainian women of Sydir KovpakSoviet soldier waving a red flag at a building off the central square in Stalingrad, Russia, Jan-Feb 1943Nina Lobkovskaya with Mosin-Nagant rifle with scope, 1940s
Soviet signal troops laying cables, Eastern Front, date unknownUkrainian women of Sydir Kovpak's guerilla forces, date unknown; note Mosin-Nagant M1891 sniper riflesSoviet soldier waving a red flag at a building off the central square in Stalingrad, Russia, Jan-Feb 1943Nina Lobkovskaya with Mosin-Nagant rifle with scope, 1940s
Nina Lobkovskaya with Mosin-Nagant rifle with scope, 1940sRoza Shanina with a Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 rifle with 3.5x PU scope, 1944Roza Shanina with her Mosin-Nagant rifle with PU scope, 1940sRoza Shanina with her Mosin-Nagant rifle with PU scope, Nov 1944
Nina Lobkovskaya with Mosin-Nagant rifle with scope, 1940sRoza Shanina with a Mosin-Nagant 1891/30 rifle with 3.5x PU scope, 1944Roza Shanina with her Mosin-Nagant rifle with PU scope, 1940sRoza Shanina with her Mosin-Nagant rifle with PU scope, Nov 1944
Female Soviet snipers with Mosin-Nagant rifles, date unknownRussian troops fighting in Berlin, Germany, circa Apr-May 1945; note Mosin-Nagant M1944 Carbine and Degtyaryov Pekhotny
Female Soviet snipers with Mosin-Nagant rifles, date unknownRussian troops fighting in Berlin, Germany, circa Apr-May 1945; note Mosin-Nagant M1944 Carbine and Degtyaryov Pekhotny 'DP' light machine gun
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