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Vasily Zaitsev

Vasily Zaitsev  Russian Studies Famous People World History World War II

Image of a photograph of Vasily Zaitsev with his Mosin-Nagant rifle in Stalingrad, during September (or October) of 1942.  

Zaitsev became a celebrated hero in Russia (and the Soviet Union) because of his sharp-shooting ability in World War II (especially during the battle for Stalingrad).


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