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About Friends-Comrades (O druzyakh-tovarishchakh)
About Friends-Comrades (the literal translation of the original title O druzyakh-tovarishchakh) is a Soviet 1970 made for TV adventure movie directed by Vladimir Nazarov. The story, loosely based on real events, is set in Moscow in Autumn 1919. A group of Anarchists who oppose themselves to Bolshevicks plan terror against high rank Soviet officials. They explode a bomb in Moscow city committee of Bolshevick party. In order to prevent the future activities of Anarchists three young Chekists (Cheka agents) are sent to infiltrate the group.
The title of the film is taken from the iconic Soviet song "Davay zakurim" ("Let's Smoke") that appeared in 1942, more than twenty years after the events of the movie.
The following weapons were used in the film About Friends-Comrades (O druzyakh-tovarishchakh):
Nagant M1895 Revolver
Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Chekists and Anarchists. All Nagants in the movie are of anachronistic post-1930 version.
FN Model 1922
FN Model 1922 pistol is a personal handgun of Chekist Stanislav Kovalskiy (Oleg Efremov).
FN Model 1903
When Kovalskiy is unmasked, he uses FN Model 1903 instead of previously seen FN Model 1922.
In one scene Kovalskiy's FN Model 1903 is replaced with TT-33 that has roughly similar outlook.
Mauser C96 Pistol
Mauser C96 pistols are used by some Chekists and Anarchists.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M1891s, are used by Komsomoltsy during the patrol on streets.
Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry
Some Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are also seen.
Maxim M1910/30 machine guns, standing for original M1910s, are seen on the villa, used as Anarchists headquarters.
F-1 Hand Grenade
In the final scene Viktor Pshennikov (Gennadiy Yukhtin) uses an F-1 hand grenade, anachronistic for 1919 (though it can stand for some similar looking "pineapple" style grenade of Great War era).
RGD-5 Hand Grenade
An Anarchist is seen with heavily anachronistic RGD-5 hand grenade. The black color of the body indicates URG-N training version.
Dummy Training Grenade
What appear to be dummy training stick grenade is seen in hands of an Anarchist. It stands for RG-14 hand grenade.