Russian Soldiers are somewhat dangerous enemies that appear in the Painkiller: Battle out of Hell level Leningrad. Utilizing grenades, sub-machine guns, and swarm tactics, these enemies can quickly overwhelm unprepared players.
However, as the Russians are just as interested in killing German Soldiers as the player, a smart player can usually hang back and let the two kill each other before attacking, reducing the number of enemies one has to face.
- Much like the German Wehrmacht, the Soviet Red Army suffered horrendous casualties during World War 2. Thus, it is unsurprising that many would have ended up in purgatory.
- Just as the German Soldiers wield iconic weapons of the Wehrmacht, the Russian Soldiers wield the PPSH, the standard issue sub-machine gun of the Red Army during World War 2.