Roza Shanina was a Russian sniper who came to be known as “the unseen terror of East Prussia” during World War II. Her childhood was deeply impacted by the events of the war, during which she lost three of her five brothers. She volunteered and enrolled at the ‘Central Women’s Sniper Training School,’ from where she graduated with honors. She joined the ‘184th Rifle Division’ and was appointed as the commander of a newly raised special female-sniper platoon. She became the first Soviet female sniper to receive the ‘Order of Glory 3rd Class’ for her actions in the battle of Kozyi Gory, where she killed 13 enemy soldiers. Following the authorities’ decision to withdraw female snipers from the frontline, she wrote to Joseph Stalin and volunteered to be attached to a reconnaissance company or a battalion. She was part of the first Russian contingent to enter East Prussia, where she was awarded the ‘Order of Glory 2nd Class’ for her bravery and dedication to duty in the face of the enemy. During the operations in Prussia, she was severely wounded by enemy shelling while trying to save a wounded officer and succumbed to her injuries at the tender age of 20.