Roza Shanina was a Russian sniper during World War II. I became inspired to do this piece after researching famous people who carried the Mosin–Nagant sniper rifle as I have a 1932 version that was a gift from my father.
Roza had 59 confirmed Nazi kills in the two years that she served. She died after shielding another soldier from heavy artillery fire.
She was 20 years old.