The Mosin-Nagant: The Russian Sniper Rifle Nazi Germany Feared Most
The Soviet government often exaggerated tales of its front-line snipers for propaganda purposes. The sniper duel between famed Soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev and “Major Konig” was probably myth, although Zaitsev was unquestionably a remarkable soldier.
Such myths are a weapon in a fight for national survival, and a tool for building morale. But in terms of history, the myths complicate the picture.