Nina Lobkovskaya

Lobkovskaya's commanding company

Nina Alexeyevna Lobkovskaya (Russian: Ни́на Алексе́евна Лобко́вская; born c. 1925) served as a sniper for the Red Army of the Soviet Union during World War II attaining the rank of Lieutenant.

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Early life

She was born the eldest of five children in Siberia. Her family moved to the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic following the ill health of her father Alexei who had enlisted in the Red Army in 1942 before being killed in the battle for Voronezh in October of the same year.

Training and service

Lobkovskaya was one of 300 women sent to Veshnyaki to train as snipers.

From February 1945 until the end of the war, Lobkovskaya commanded a company of female snipers who eventually participated in the Battle of Berlin.

See also

  • Soviet sniper
  • Mosin-Nagant, sniper rifle most commonly used by Soviet snipers during World War II.

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