When a famous personality from Soviet era is discussed he or she would be labeled as ‘Soviet’ by the Russians. When a person from Soviet era is of Russian descent he or she will be labeled as Russian. Russian descent of this person is highlighted.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was Ukrainian from Ukraine. She was a famous female sniper from Ukraine accounted for 309 enemies (soldiers and officers). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko
The picture of Lyudmila shows orders she was awarded. The one on Lyudmila’s left side (star) just above the rest was the highest order one could obtain in USSR.