The legendary Lyudmila Pavlichenko snuffed out the lives of 309 Germans during the Stalingrad seige.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Woody Guthrie wrote a song as a tribute for her

I’d hate to drop in a parachute and land an enemy in your land.
If your Soviet people make it so hard on invadin’ men;
I wouldn’t crave to meet that wrong end of such a pretty lady’s gun
If her name was Pavlichenko, and mine Three O One

The Soviet women did kick some major ass in the Great War as did the men. 60+ years later, we have this fellow – riding horses, flying planes, cuddling bears, tagging tigers, tracking beluga whales, arm wrestling with other Russian dudes, driving F1 cars – and also doing his day job as prime minister of Russia.

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