Russian female sniper

Claim: this is a photo of a Russian sniper. Other captions used:

  • Russian female soldier in WW2
  • A Yugoslav partisan fighter in World War II
  • Beautiful Liberator

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The claim is false. The original picture has been modified to look old:

Darya Charusha

This is a promotional photo for a 2005 TV-series called “A zori zdes tikhie” aka “The Dawns Here Are Quiet”. In the picture:¬†Zhenya Komelkova, a fictional character played by Russian actress Darya Charusha. Picture source: domkino.tv

This Chinese TV series is based on a book by Boris Vasilyev. The character Zhenya Komelkova was not a sniper.

Note: 1972 Soviet movie “The Dawns Here Are Quiet” directed by Stanislav Rostotsky was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The 2015 Russian movie is a remake.

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