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top World War II killer
Top WWII sniper Surkov Mihail Ilyich.
Russian sniper Chehov Anatoliy Ivanovich
Chekhov Anatoliy Ivanovich.
Neuvostoliiton sotilas sniper
Galushkin Nikolay Ivanovich.
Nina Alexeevna Lobkovskaja
Nina Alexeyevna Lobkovskaya.
Yanis Yanovich Roze
Yanis Yanovich Roze.
Atirador especial russo, Francotirador ruso, Finskytte
Ivan Petrovich Merkulov, USSR.

Snipers photos - 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6

Top WW2 Snipers
Not all of the scores are full, because of unknown some data of 1945. "Erwin Konig" or "Heinz Thorvald" (killed in duel with Vasily Zaitsev) and "Sulo Kolkka" are not in this list, because these names are apocryphal.
killscountry name
702Mihail Ilyich Surkov (4th rifle division)
601Vladimir Gavrilovich Salbiev (71 and 95 Guards rifle divisions)at 20.12.1944
534Vasiliy Shalvovich Kvachantiradze (259th rifle regiment)
505Simo Hayha
502Ahat Abdulhakovich Ahmetianov (260 rifle regiment)at 15.01.1944
~500 and 1 tank, 3 tracktorsIvan Mihailovich Sidorenko (1122nd rifle regiment)
494Nikolay Yakovlevich Ilyin (50th Guards rifle regiment)
456 [inc. 14 snipers]Vladimir Nikolayevich Pchelintsev (11th rifle brigade)
446Nikolay Yedokimovich Kazyuk
441Pyotr Alexeyevich Goncharov (44th Guards rifle regiment)
437Mihail Ivanovich Budenkov (59th Guards rifle regiment)until September 1944; ~100 - by machinegun
429Fyodor Matveyevich Ohlopkov (1243rd, 234th, 259th rifle regiments)
425Fyodor Trofimovich Dyachenko (187th rifle regiment)
425Afanasiy Yemelianovich Gordienko (136th Guards rifle division)
422 [inc. 70 snipers]Vasiliy Ivanovich Golosov (81st Guards rifle regiment)until July 1943
422 [inc. 12 snipers]Stepan Vasilievich Petrenko (59th Guards rifle regiment)the data of September 1944
418 [inc. 17 snipers]Nikolay Ivanovich Galushkin (50th division)
397Tuleugali Nasyrhanovich Abdybekov (8th Guards rifle regiment)
367 [inc. a general]Semen Danilovich Nomokonovsniper-only score
362 [inc. 20 snipers]Ivan Petrovich Antonov (160th separate rifle company)
360Gennadiy Iosifovich Velichko (1008th rifle regiment)until July 1943
~350 (inc. 45 during nights)Ivan Grigorievich Kalashnikov (1st Guards artillery regiment)
349Alexandr Alexeyevich Govoruhin (296th rifle regiment)
349Aduhagi Idrisov (1232nd rifle regiment)
346 and 1 tank , 8 strongpointsPhilipp Yakovlevich Rubaho (393rd separate marine batalion)
345 and 22 MGsLeonid Vladimirovich Butkevich (1331st rigle regiment)until July 1943
345Matthaus Hetzenauer (144th Gebirgsjager Regiment of the 3rd Mountain Division)
340Ivan Ivanovich Larkin (1183rd rifle regiment)
338Ivan Pavlovich Gorelikov (29th Guards rifle regiment)the data on 28.04.1943
335 and 2 planesArseniy Yetobayev M. (1238th rifle regiment)
331Victor Ivanovich Medvedev (969th rifle regiment)
328 [inc. 18 snipers]Ilya Leonovich Grigoriev (252th rifle regiment)
324 [inc. a general]Yevgeniy Adrianovich Nikolaev (14th rile regiment NKVD)from 1941 to 1942
320Mihail Adamovich Ivasik (380th rifle regiment)
313 [inc. 30+ snipers]Zhambyl Yesheyevich Tulaev (580th rifle regiment)
309 [inc. 36 snipers]Ludmila Mihaylovna Pavlichenko (54th rifle regiment)female
307Alexander Pavlovich Lebedev (1287th rifle regiment)until June 1943
307Vasiliy Alexandrovich Titov (301st separate artillery division)
302Ivan Timofeyevich Dobrik (14th rifle regiment)
300Moisey Timofeyevich Usik (547th rigle regiment)until October 1943
~300Nikolay Stepanovich Vedernikov (969th rifle regiment)the data including machinegun score
~300Maxim Semyonovich Bryksin (726th rifle regiment)
299Nikifor Samsonovich Afanasiev (250th Guards rifle regiment)until March 1943
298 [inc. 5 snipers]
and 2 tanks by grenades
Ivan Filippovich Abdulov (849th rifle regiment)
287Grigoriy Simanchuk M. (72nd rifle division)until July 1943
280Ivan Grigorievich Ostafeychuk (397th rifle division)
279 and 1 captiveYakov Mihaylovich Smetnyov (210th rifle regiment)
279Vitaliy Mefodievich Bezgolosov (227th rifle regiment)
270 and 1 planeTsyrendashi Dorgiev (202nd rifle division)
265Anatoliy Ivanovich Chehov (39th Guards rifle regiment)
261Mihail Stepanovich Sohin (44th Guards rifle regiment)
261Pavel Georgievich Shoretz
257Josef 'Sepp' Allerberger (144th Gebirgsjager Regiment of the 3rd Mountain Division)
252 and some MGs and cars Ivan Nikolayevich Kulbertinov (23rd separate ski brigade ; 7th Guards airbone regiment)
250 and 1 planeFyodor Kuzmich Chegodaev (595th rifle regiment)until May 1942
~250Nikolay V. Nikitin (248 artillery regiment)
248 and 5 captivesIvan Ivanovich Bocharov (481st rifle regiment)until March 1944
247Nikolay Vasilievich Palmin (234th rifle division)
245Mihail Ignatievich Belousov (1179th rifle regiment)until June 1943
242 [inc. 11 snipers] Vasiliy Grigorievich Zaytsev (1047th rifle regiment)
242Liba Rugovafemale
240Yegor Konstantinovich Petrovnot including machinegun score
239Vladimir Nesterovich Dmitrienko (333rd Guards rifle regiment)until September 1944
239Ibragim Suleymenov (8th Guards rifle division)on summer 1943
236Maxim Alexandrovich Passar (117th rifle regiment)
226Kalimulla Zeinutdinov (417th rifle division)
226David Teboevich Doyev (1133rd rifle regiment)
225 [inc. 23 snipers]Pyotr Ivanovich Golichenkov (1st rifle divisio NKVD)not including machinegun score
223Mihail Yakovlevich Mironov (92nd rifle regiment)
222Nikolay V. Gorbatenko (239th rifle regiment)at 1.7.1943
218Nikolay Fyodorovich Semyonov (169th rifle regiment)the data of June 1943
217Ivan Grigorievich Naymushin (375th rifle division)
214Vasiliy S. Ratayev (13th rifle division)
209Nikolay Ivanovich Samsonov
209Bruno Sutkus (68th infantry division)
207Ilya Borisovich Elkin (16th NKVD border regiment)§  1942-1943
207Vahit Gazizovich Galimov (100th Guards rifle regiment)
204Ahat A. Ahmetyanov (260th rifle regiment)
203Elkin the data of 1942-1943
200+ ; and 2 tanks by ATRNoj Petrovich Adamia (7th marine brigade)including 50+ by MG
200+ ; and 1 strongpoint by grenadesVasiliy Ivanovich Talalayev (12th Guards cavalry regiment)
200+Fahretdin Atnagulov
200+Friedrich Pein (12th company Gebirgsjagerregiment 143, 2nd company Jagerregiment 227)
200Vasiliy Mihaylovich Komaritzkiy (1183rd rifle regiment)the data on December 1942
~200 and 1 planeVasiliy Timofeyevich Kurka (726th rifle regiment)teenager boy
~200Vladimir Nikiforovich Krasnov
~200Nikolay Terentievich Tkachyov (21st Guards rifle division)
194 ; and 2 tanks by grenades and 3 halftracksAnatoliy Vladimirovich Kozlyonkov (483rd Guards rifle regiment)
193Dorgi Uhinov
192Mahmut Mutiyevich Amayev (87th Guards rifle regiment)
190 and 1 tankJanis Voldemarovich Vilhelms (201st rifle division)including machinegun score
187Mamed Ali Abbasov (69th marine brigade)the data on the end of 1943
183 ; and 3 tanks by ATR, 1 mortarPhillip Andreyevich Ivanov (288th rifle regiment)data of June 1943
182 ; and 1 tank by grenades Gavriil Nikiforovich Handogin (922nd, 674th rifle regiments)
182Alexey Fedorovich Kochegarov (286th and 372nd rifle divisions)
181Stepan Petrovich Denisenko (336th rifle division)
180Gefreiter Meyer
177Zagid Kalievich Rahmatullin (14th rifle division NKVD)
176Ivan S. Brezgin (713th rifle division)
176Zahar Kilya
175Matvey M. Zvyagintsev (163rd rifle coprps)
170+Guriy A. Borisov (234th rifle division)
172Dusenbay Shinibekov
170Garma G. Boltyrev (Baltyrov) (84th rifle division)
170Studentovthe data of November 1942
167Timofey Gerasimovich Bondarenko (200th rifle division)
165Alexey Abdurahmanovich Kurbanov (282nd Guards rifle regiment)at 20.10.1943
162Nikolay Petrovich Lepskiy
160Nikolay M. Voznov (29th Guards rifle regiment)until May 1943
156Vasily A. Proshagin (22th rifle division)
155Alexander Andreyevich Kalinin (201st separate recon company)until December 1941
155Yekaterina Zhdanovafemale
154Dmitriy Iosifovich Chechikov (34th rifle division)until April 1942
150Pyotr Nikolayevich Sofronov (801st rifle regiment)
148Ivan Vasilievich Vazhyorkin (30th rifle regiment)the data of 1943
147Pyotr Alexeyevich Belyakov
145Ivan Petrovich Merkulov (610th rifle division)
144Ivan Romanovich Izegov (60th rifle regiment)at June 1942
143Inna Semyonovna Mudretsovafemale
141Alexey Ivanovich Trusov
138Nikolay P. Aksakov (105th border NKVD regiment)the data of 1943
138Mihail G. Gannochka
137Nikolay N. Ostudin (296th rifle regiment)
136Iosif I. Pilyushin (14th NKVD rifle regiment)
134Ivan Dmitrievich Vezhlivtsev (1st rifle division)the data of February 1942
133Said Davydovich Aliyev (35th Guards rifle regiment)
132Ivan Ivanovich Shmarin (29th Guards rifle division)until October 1942
131Pavel Erastovich Chhediany (1080th rifle regiment)
130Grigoriy Semyonovich Gaponov (453rd rifle regiment)until December 1944
129Alexey Afanasievich Mironovuntil May 1943
128Ashirali Osmanaliev (8th Guards rifle division)
127Georgiy Vyuzhin (143rd rifle regiment)
127V.I. Osipov
125 ; and 10 captivesMihey Mitrofanovich Minchenkov (184th rifle division)
125Fyodor Uhovuntil June 1942
125Tatiana Ignatovna Kostyrina (691st rigle regiment)female
125Feodosiy Artyomovich Smolyachkov (14th separate motorized recon company)
125Sh. S. Zhambora (10th Guards rifle division)
125Nikolay A. Zalesskih
124Ivan Timofeyevich Seliverstov (128th rifle division)
122 ; and 3 captivesNina Pavlovna Petrovafemale
120Ole Dir
119Leonid Vasilievich Ivanov
117Nikolay K. Bayan (71st Guards rifle division)unil 1.02.1943
117Vasily K. Morozov (10th Guards rifle division)
117Stepan Petrovich Loskutov (857th rifle regiment)the data of July 1942
116Janis Roze (130th rifle coprps)
116Georgiy Konstantinovich Fyodorov
116Grebenyuk the data of 1942-1943
114Pyotr V. Opara (86th border regiment NKVD) the data of 1942-1943
112Nikolay A. Karasyov (16th border regiment NKVD)the data of 1942-1943
110Ignat Stepanovich Fyodorov (177th division)on July 1942
110M. I. Cherdantsev (1291rd rifle regiment)
109Grigoriy Imohonovich Kumchenko
109Nikolay Alexeyevich Grunin (16th border regiment NKVD)the data of 1942-1943
108Voytenko the data of 1942-1943
105Fyodor Vasilyevich Yakovlev
105Magamed A. Mutchayev(10th Guards rifle division)
105Midov(10th Guards rifle division)
104Midov (10th Guards rifle division)
102Dmitriy Alexeyevich Gulyayev (1289th and 1106th rifle regiments)the data of December 1942
101Ahmet Zhumagulov (8th Guards rifle division)on summer 1943
100+Vasily G. Smirnov (296th rifle regiment)
100+Popov (296th rifle regiment)
100+Kanischin (296th rifle regiment)
100+Ivan I. Saltykov (296th rifle regiment)
100+Grigory Gavrilovich Vdovchenko (296th rifle regiment)
100+Nikolay Dmitriyevich Harlamov (296th rifle regiment)
100+Galim Koyshibayev (1280 rifle regiment)including close combats
100Grigoriy Tihonovich Sumchenko
~100Fyodor Alexeyevich Harchenko (13th rifle regiment)
~100Husen Andruhaev
~100Yelizaveta F. Mironova (255th marine brigade)female
98Yegor Ivanovich Dergilev (605th rifle regiment)
98Osman T. Gochiayev (10th Guards rifle division)
93Semyon Ye. Karpachev
~90Aliya N. Moldagulova (54th separate rifle brigade)female, including close combats
89Nina A. Lobkovskayafemale
89Vera Ivanovna Artamonova (21st Guards rifle division)female
86Fyodor Ivanovich Krivokoninc. 14 Japanese
84Lubov M. Makarovafemale
83Stepan Ivanovich Isakov (105th border NKVD regiment)till April 1943
83Alexandra Yegenievna Vinogradova (21st Guards rifle division)female
83Maria G. Zubchenko (21st Guards rifle division)female
81Tatiana Chernovafemale
81Andrey T. Halin
81Losev (10th Guards rifle division)
80+Yulia P. Belousovafemale
80Solovyov the data of June 1942
79Klavdia F. Marinkinafemale
78Pavel Yegorovich Shikunov (515th rifle regiment)
78Lidiya Bakievafemale
77Nikolay Vasilievich Prohorov
76Lidiya S. Gudovantsevafemale
75Ivan Ivanovich Bogatyr (456th rifle regiment)
75Maria I. Morozovafemale
75Ye. N. Hentadze
75Hastiyulin (10th Guards rifle division)
74Mihail H. Larionov (255th marine brigade)until 1.07.1943
73Alexander Vasilievich Ivkov (629th rifle regiment)
70+Parfyon I. Gryaznov
70Olga S. Maryenkina (21st Guards rifle division)female
70Nina Pavlovna Belobrova (21st Guards rifle division)female
70I.M. Mamedov
65Yegor Ivanovich Myreyev (213rd rifle regiment)
65Malgazhdar Zhakeyev (1138th rifle regiment)
64Ivan Ivanovich Zorin (479th rifle regiment)data of March 1943
64Nina Pavlovna Obuhovskayafemale
64Helmut Wirnsberger
63Alexandra K. Shlyahova (21st rifle division)female
62Alexey P. Bryzgalin (232nd rifle regiment)KIA 25.02.1943
61Hasan S. Salimzyanovdata of September 1942
60+ [inc many snipers] ;
and 1 tank
by ATR
Vasiliy Yefimovich Pospelov (16th NKVD regiment)
60+Galina Rivkinafemale
~60 and 16 captives; and 3 tanks Dmitriy Grigorievich Sergienkov (166th Guards rifle regiment)
58Ivan A. Levkin (109th rifle division)until 20.03.1942
58Grigoy Yesifovich Menagarishvili (83rd marine brigade)
56+Yegor Ye. Fedchenkov (473rd rifle regiment)
56Ye.G. Motina (21st Guards division)female, until 20.01.1944
56V.M. Zhuravlyov
55A.F. Fedoseyev (105th border regiment NKVD)data of 1943
54 [inc. 12 snipers]; and 6 captives Roza Ye. Shaninafemale
54Raisa V. Blagova (21st Guards rifle division)female at October 1944
53I.F. Kolesnikov
52A.I. Poluboyarinov (105th border NKVD regiment)
50+Nikolay Sanin (21st Guards rifle division)
50+Ivan Timofeyevich Pronkin (123rd rifle division)
50+Konstantin P. Kizirov (25th border regiment)
50I.S. Petrykin (105th border regiment NKVD)data of 1943
Vasily S. Bednyagin (63rd marine brigade)
P.P. Chernomaz
N.A. Vakser

If you can add a data to this list, please E-mail me.
Thanks for help to Yuri Nikitin, Alexander Abramov, John Baskeyfield.


Of course, the number of confirmed kills is much lower than the real number of kills. For example, F.Ohlopkov killed over 1000(!) enemy soldiers and officiers.
On 1943, Soviet snipers included over 1000 woman-snipers; they were credited with 12000+ confirmed kills during the war.
Top ten of Soviet snipers have 4200 confirmed kills, top twenty of Soviet snipers have 7400 confirmed kills.

Sniper of 82nd rifle division Mihail Lysov shot down a dive bomber Ju87 in October 1941, using an automatic sniper rifle.

Sniper of 796th rifle division Vasily A. Antonov shot down a bomber Ju88 by four rifle shots in July 1942.

Talking about "Enemy at the gates" movie, I should say it's a good film. Only thing I can't understand: What a war they mean? Very similar to the eastern front of WW2, but how these stupid morons (called "the Russians" in the film) finally destroyed "the Germans" at "Stalingrad" ? Such opinions about the history would be laughable if wouldn't be so sad.

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