Kyra Petrovskaya: Soviet sniper girl and survivor the Siege of Leningrad, 1940-1980

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The Soviet sniper girl Kyra PetrovskayaKyra was born in 1918 on the coast of the Black Sea in the Crimea. Some sources say that her original name was “Cyrus.” Her father was a decorated pilot in the Imperial Russian air force, receiving the Order (Cross) of Saint George. Remaining loyal to the “Whites”, he was […]

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