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1.
Shepherd from the foothills of the Urals

Later a Russian Soldier/Sniper,

Was awarded the country’s highest honor, the gold star of the Hero of the Soviet Union.

When the war was over he became a professor in Engineering at the university of Kiev

Wrote a book of his experiences called: Note of a sniper, Wich inspired the movies "Enemy at the gates" and "War of the rats"

He and a small band of Red Army snipers managed to terminate more than 1200 Nazis - mostly officers, sergeants, machine - gunners and artillery spotters.
Read; Note of a sniper

Watch; Enemy at the gates, Alltough its not correctly based upon Vassillis life.

( In fact he was a Active Communist )
by KennethVJ July 17, 2005
 
2.
An awesoem Russian sniper from the Urals, made more famous by 'Enemy at the Gates'. Promised to kill 150 germans in Stalingrad, but came one shy. Killed 40 within a 10 day period, and 400 in total.
Watch enemy at the gates, not an example, a demand
by max May 10, 2005
 
3.
The greatest Russian/Soviet sniper, and one of the greatest snipers in history. At the Battle of Stalingrad, he pinpointed his German counterpart (Major Koenig), by tricking him into shooting at a glove on a stick, thus being able to see his muzzle flash and location. The result was that Zaitsev put a bullet in Koenig's head before he had time to chamber a new round (sniper rifles back then were bolt-action).
Vassili Zaitsev and his cleverness and world-famous dead-on accuracy could beat the living crap out of any AWP-wielding teenybopper Counter-Strike noob.
by Captain Dan June 21, 2005