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Battle of Local Importance (Boi mestnogo znacheniya)

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Battle of Local Importance
(Boi mestnogo znacheniya)
Boi mestnogo znacheniya Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksey Kozlov
Release Date 2008
Language Russian
Studio Feniks-film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Andrey Aleksey Bardukov
Pvt. Viktor Stryapukhin Nikolay Dobrynin
Pvt. Sergei Voskoboynikov Aleksey Zubkov
Starshina Pyotr Mokhov Sergey Shekhovtsov
Pvt. Aleksandr Tyrymov Aleksandr Tyrymov
Nastyona Kristina Babushkina
Schukin Aleksandr Aleksandrov
Maria Yelena Radevich

Battle of Local Importance (Boi mestnogo znacheniya) is a 2008 Russian war movie directed by Aleksey Kozlov. In December 1943 a small unit of Soviet troops, headed by an inexperienced lieutenant, stays for rest in a village. But suddenly they have to encounter with elite Waffen SS soldiers.

The following weapons were used in the film Battle of Local Importance (Boi mestnogo znacheniya):


Tokarev TT-33

Lt. Andrey (Aleksey Bardukov) is armed with a TT-33 pistol.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Andrey draws his pistol.
Andrey with his pistol in hand.
Andrey fires his TT in the climactic scene...
...until the pistol runs dry.

Walther P38

The German officer (Dmitriy Sutyrin) is armed with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
The officer fires his pistol.
The officer during the battle.

Submachine Guns


Pvt. Sergei Voskoboynikov (Aleksey Zubkov) is armed with a PPSh-41.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Voskoboynikov holds his PPSh.
Andrey (Aleksey Bardukov) with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle and Voskoboynikov with PPSh-41 during the battle.
Voskoboynikov fires.


Most SMGs seen in hands of German soldiers appear to be MP38s. During the battle Starshina (sergeant major) Pyotr Mokhov (Sergey Shekhovtsov) uses a captured MP38.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A German soldier fires his MP38.
Another German soldier with MP38.
Mokhov holds an MP38.


MP40s are also seen in hands of German soldiers.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German soldier fires his MP40.
A soldier at the right reloads his MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Pvts. Viktor Stryapukhin (Nikolay Dobrynin) and Aleksandr Tyrymov (Aleksandr Tyrymov) (yes, the character and the actor have the same name) are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles. In several scenes Lt. Andrey (Aleksey Bardukov) also is seen with an M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Tyrymov grabs his rifle in the opening scene.
Tyrymov fires.
Andrey carries a rifle with bayonet.
Andrey with the rifle and Voskoboynikov (Aleksey Zubkov) with PPSh-41 during the battle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Starshina Mokhov (Sergey Shekhovtsov) is armed with a Mosin Nagant M1938 carbine. This rifle is seen only briefly and is not used in action.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Mokhov (at the right) carries an M38 carbine.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Several German soldiers, including the interpreter Stange (Johan Bott), are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A close view of the barrel.
One of the soldiers holds his 98k.
Another view of a 98k rifle.
Stange fires his rifle.


Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

A bolt action gun that appears to be a Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun is seen in Nikolai Schukin's house. It isn't used in action.

"Frolovka" shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 28 Gauge
Boi mestnogo znacheniya-Gun-1.jpg

Machine Guns


In the opening scene Starshina Mokhov (Sergey Shekhovtsov) finds an abandoned MG42 on the place of recent battle. The machine gun isn't used in action.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mokhov inspects the MG42.
He opens the machine gun.
Mokhov carries the MG42.


The German unit is equipped with a ZB26 Machine Gun (German designation for this weapon was MG 26(t)). Viktor Stryapukhin (Nikolay Dobrynin) manages to capture it and uses in battle.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
The gunner Hans (Vladislav Benderskiy) with his machine gun.
A close view of the barrel.
Stryapukhin fires from the window of the barn.
He reloads the machine gun.
The inscription "ńĆeskoslovensk√° Zbrojovka Brno" can be seen.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Most German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranates. Viktor Stryapukhin (Nikolay Dobrynin) uses a captured grenade during the battle.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A grenade on the table.
A German soldier readies to throw a grenade.
Stryapukhin holds a grenade when his ZB26 machine gun runs dry.

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