NO LAND BEYOND

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History

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.

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  • 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.

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