Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina

Soviet Sniper

Roza Georgiyevna ShaninaTemplate:Efn was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 54 confirmed kills, including 12 snipers during the Battle of Vilnius. Praised for her shooting accuracy, Shanina was capable of taking precise bolt action shots on moving enemy targets. She fired in quick succession, effectively eliminating two enemies by double shots. Shanina volunteered to serve as a marksman on the front line.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roza Shanina.


1924 Birth Born on April 3, 1924.
1931 7 Years Old The village of Yedma houses a museum dedicated to Shanina, while the local school, where she studied in 1931–35, has a commemorative plate. … Read More


1938 14 Years Old …  In 1938 Shanina became a member of Komsomol. … Read More
Shanina received little financial support from home, and on September 11, 1941, she took a job in kindergarten №2 (lately known as Beryozka) in Arkhangelsk. … Read More
1942 18 Years Old In February 1942, Soviet women between the ages of 16 and 45 became eligible for the military draft, but Shanina was initially refused.
1943 19 Years Old On June 22, 1943, Shanina was accepted in Vsevobuch for military training, while still living in the dormitory. … Read More


On April 2, 1944 Shanina joined the 184th Rifle Division, where a separate female sniper platoon had been formed. … Read More
1945 21 Years Old …  Her last diary entry was made on January 24, 1945, four days before her death.
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