Natalia Paderina nee Natalia Akhmertdinova (born November 1, 1975 in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian sport shooter. She won the silver medal in Women's 10m air pistol at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At that event, she shared the podium with bronze medalist Nino Salukvadze of Georgia. Georgia and Russia were at war at the time. They hugged and shook hands, which was seen as a peaceful gesture.
|Olympic medal record|
|2008 Beijing||10m air pistol|
|25 metre pistol||23rd
|10 metre air pistol||5th
- "Olympic shooters hug as their countries do battle", CNN, August 10, 2008