Greatest Russian sniper
Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev
- Written on his monument in Volgograd his famous quote “For us there was no land beyond the Volga”.
- Zaytsev’s dying wish was to be buried at the defenders of Stalingrad monument.
- His coffin was carried next to this site.
Hero of the Soviet Union. WWII
he killed 32 Axis soldiers with the standard-issue Mosin Nagant rifle a bolt action five shot magazine fed gun. A variant is nicknamed the “Dragoon”
At the Battle of Stalingrad he killed 225 soldiers and officers including 11 enemy snipers.