1st Ukrainian Front, January 25, 1944. Sniper Vera Faustovna Petrovskaya returns to the unit after being wounded together with her cousin, machine gunner Tamara Vinichenko, who fought in the same unit with her and also became a sniper. The girls are driving a cart along the street of the liberated village. V. Petrovskaya's meeting with fellow soldiers. Colonel Klimenko presents V. Petrovskaya with the Order of the Patriotic War of the second degree. Snipers V. Petrovskaya and T. Vinichenko make their way through the forest paths to a comfortable firing position.