"What a joy it was to welcome the first plane that brought us the things that we had a hard time obtaining and the things that we needed badly: component parts, the things we could not make ourselves. We got it all: TNT, detonators, mines, SVT sniper rifles, antitank rifles, assault rifles. What an addition it was to our munitions arsenal! What armament for partisans!"
Excerpt from the article "How We Armed" of the People's Avenger handwritten partisan journal, Issue No. 3, Slava unit, Plamya Brigade, Minsk Oblast, 1944
V.K. Bobrov, the head of munitions in the partisan unit Slava, Plamya [Flame] Brigade, Minsk Oblast. Drawing by Y.K. Dyatlov