Natalie Tychmini was a Russian woman who disguised herself as a man in order to fight in World War I. She received the Cross of St. George for fighting the Austrians in Opatow in 1915. Her sex was discovered when she was wounded, and she was sent back to Kiev.[1]


  1. Salmonson, Jessica Amanda (1991). The Encyclopedia of Amazons. Paragon House, 255. ISBN 1-55778-420-5. 

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