“My wife believes in honoring those who fought against the Germans”
And she is right.
The heroism of the Red Army military is indisputable.
They had millions of casualties, but won.
They fought like lions.
Even women fought on the front.
Maj. Lyudmila M. Pavlichenko was the top-scoring woman sniper of all time, with 309 confirmed kills, of which 36 were enemy snipers. Wounded in June 1942, she was pulled out of combat and sent on a tour of the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, becoming the first Soviet citizen welcomed at the White House by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Woody Guthrie even wrote her a song.
What a surprise, a pinko fellow traveler extolling a commie sniper in song.
You know, I forget the lyrics to Woodie Guthrie's song about Audie Murphy. Know where I might find them?
And she was from the heart of the Ukraine. Names ending in “ko” are usually Ukrainian in origin.
When the German Army arrived in the Eastern Ukraine they were probably surprised to see more blue eyes and blonde hair than most German towns have per capita.
And she did it with a mosin nagant 91/30 in 7.62x54 russian caliber. I am a proud owner of one of these formidable weapons. It’s about as pretty as a paving brick, but it’s accurate as hell and a true deal at $140.00