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FRAGMENTS | Soviet Snipers


The snipers of the Soviet Union played an important role in World War II. Their role was remote cover and elimination of targets such as commanders, as military organizations had difficulty replacing NCOs and experienced officers during wartime. The advantage of the Soviet snipers worked in their favor between 1941-1943, after which the advantage of the German army increased. Unlike the armies of other nations, women were also among the Soviet snipers and in 1943 there were over 1,000 women in this position.