Sorry, but snipers were deployed at platoon level!
That is true for the russians. Now how about the germans? Obviously they could add the extra sniper for the russians, but then someone would mention the balance issues it might cause. I know it's paradoxic to talk about balance in realism games, but I don't know many cases where notable unbalance has actually made the balance to work in the first place - other than in few strategy games.
Organisation and doctrine based approach is quite difficult to pull off in a shooter game and having a proper hierarchy is almost impossible to get working off with just some random people.