russian partisans

Soviet female partisan fighters in 1944 in Crimea. One of my relatives, who passed away few years ago, was a partisan and later after the war she was awarded with a medal. Sadly, she, just like thousands of other former partisans in Crimea, was forgotten by the government after fall of USSR and lived a very poor live. But, she always was very happy, cooked food for 8 people every day pretty much till she passed away in her late 80s.