Roza Shanina was only 14 when she ran away from home and only 20 when she became a sniper in the Red Army, determined to face the Nazi invaders that stormed the USSR in World War II. Despite her young age, the army's lukewarm disposition towards women-soldiers, and the trials of combat, Roza Shanina was celebrated for her outstanding marksmanship, breakneck courage and unrelenting fury until the day of her death in 1945.
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“Roza Shanina” was created by Natalie Sklobovskaya as a Senior Seminar Project in Communication Design at the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis in Spring 2011.