Photographs of Legendary Soviet Female Snipers Colorized by Moscow Artist
Moscow artist Olga Shirnina colorized a series of black-and-white photographs that capture WWII Soviet female snipers, The Daily Mail writes. One of them is the photograph of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who is considered the most successful female sniper in history. She is said to have killed 309 enemy soldiers and officers, which earned her the nickname Lady Death.
“There are very few [color or colorized] images with Red Army soldiers, I decided to fill this gap,” Shirnina says. “Sometimes a picture can say more than many words and I’ll be glad if people learn more about Russia and its people through my colorings.”
Olga Shirnina became popular thanks to her blog, where she posts colorized versions of historical photographs. She mostly posts photographs from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as pictures of Hollywood celebrities from the previous century.