Russia's anti-Nazi women's sniper unit, colorized

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Pet Peeve Alert 1): Not a unit of the “Russian Army”. At that time, a unit of The Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия; РККА, or Raboche-krest’yanskaya Krasnaya armiya: RKKA, frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия; KA, in English: Red Army. It was the army and the air force of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

1) I know, I know… But then again, it’s not that much of an effort to get these things right, isn’t it?


Much like the PLA is not the army for the PROC, the nation, but is specifically the army of the CCP.

My favorite were the Nachthexen:


love these pics! read a huge amount on soviet women units doing research for a tv show on the night witches
this is the trailer from the not bad Russian Ukrainian co-production [don’t expect to see more of those ha] of battle of Sevastopol which is the story of the sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko who killed over 300 enemy soldiers

if any one is really into this i have a large reading list if interested
also worth fallowing the ypj female kurdish army a modern version of this

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Russia’s anti-Nazi women’s sniper unit,

Very nice, very very nice.

The next time someone complains about not hitting things with their Mosin-Nagant, point them to these ladies.

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Beautiful, and powerful. I think pics like these really benefit from a professional colorizing, making them feel much more modern and relateable.


I never used the term “Russian Army” which you put in quotations as if I did. “Soviet” would have indeed been better, but I believe that much of Europe colloquially still called Operation Barbarossa the Russian Campaign (e.g., Rußlandfeldzug) or the Russian Front (which I always prefer because of its use in Hogan’s Heroes).

I will never forgive Stalin for changing the badass name to the rather ho hum name of Soviet Army in 1946.

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