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Born by Revolution: We Will Help You (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: My pomozhem tebe)

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Born by Revolution: We Will Help You
(Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: My pomozhem tebe)
Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey DVD.jpg
Cover for 4 DVD Collection
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Kokhan
Release Date 1975
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev Evgeniy Zharikov
Maria Ivanovna Kondratyeva Natalya Gvozdikova
Aleksey Kuzmich Bushmakin Viktor Shulgin
Father Seraphim Dmitri Mirgorodsky
Kuzmich Vladimir Antonov
Platonida Violetta Zhukhimovich
Ivan Petrovich Kolomiyets Ivan Dmitriev

Born by Revolution (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey) is a Soviet made for TV historical films series, released in 1974-1977, directed by Grigori Kokhan and based on the novel "Povest ob ugolovnom rozyske" ("A Tale of Criminal Investigations Department") by Aleksey Nagorny and Geliy Ryabov. The series depicts the history of Soviet Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) from 1917 to 1970s, seen through the eyes of Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov).

The fourth film We Will Help You (My pomozhem tebe) is set in 1929. Nikolay and Maria Kondratyevs visit Nikolay's native village. Here Kondratyev is involved in struggle against a local gang and uncovers the mystery of the death of his parents in 1917.

The following weapons were used in the film Born by Revolution: We Will Help You (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: My pomozhem tebe):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by chief of local OGPU Ivan Petrovich Kolomiyets (Ivan Dmitriev) and district militsioneer Basargin (Vladimir Talashko), and also by bandits, including their chief and local Ortodox priest Father Seraphim (Dmitri Mirgorodsky). Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov) holds Nagants, taken from bandits, in two scenes. Nagants are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
Basargin holds a Nagant.
Bandit Petukh (Igor Dychenko) carries a Nagant in his belt.
Kondratyev gives back Petukh's revolver after he have disarmed the bandit.
Father Seraphim with a Nagant.
Kolomiyets and Basargin sneak to bandits camp.
Basargin in shootout.
Kondratyev picks up a Nagant of a slain bandit.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

As in previous films, Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov) carries his Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver, called a Colt in the movie.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model with 5" barrel. This is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
Kondratyev shows his revolver to Father Seraphim.
Kondratyev draws his Smith & Wesson in responce for a threat from a bandit (Yuriy Popelov) with Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol.
Kondratyev draws his Smith & Wesson when he reveals himself to local bandits as a criminal from Leningrad.
Kondratyev fires.
Kondratyev holds his revolver when he recruits bandit Ugryumy (Sergey Massarskiy) to his side.
Kondratyev surrenders his revolver to a bandit who escorts him to gang chiefs. The grip of the Smith & Wesson can be seen.


Mauser C96 "Bolo"

One of the bandits (Yuriy Popelov) carries a short-barreled Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A bandit holds his Mauser "Bolo" and Maria Kondratyeva's pocket Mauser.
He tries to threaten Kondratyev who it turn draws his Smith & Wesson.
Mauser in open holster on the table.
The same bandit fires his pistol.

Walther Model 9A

Nikolay Kondratyev's (Evgeniy Zharikov) backup gun is a Walther Model 9A pocket pistol, gifted to him by Nikiforov (Lev Prygunov) in second part. Like Nikiforov, Kondratyev carries the gun in sleeve, tied with an elastic band.

Walther Model 9 - 6.35x16mm SR Browning aka .25 ACP. Screen gun is Model 9A that looks slightly different.
Kondratyev uses his backup pistol in confrontation with bandits chiefs.

Mauser M1914

Maria Kondratyeva's (Natalya Gvozdikova) personal gun is a Mauser M1914 (or possibly Mauser M1934) pocket pistol.

1914 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 7.65x17mmSR
Maria draws her pistol...
and fires.
A bandit (Yuriy Popelov) holds his Mauser C96 "Bolo" and Maria's pocket Mauser.

Luger P08

One of the bandits, Innokentiy (Nikolai Sektimenko), has a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Innokentiy holds his Luger during the murder of the family of Soviet activist.
Innokentiy threatens Kondratyev.
Innokentiy holds Maria and Ugryumy at gunpoint.
A Luger next to Innokentiy's dead hand.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Both militsioneers and bandits are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A bandit with rifle.
A bandit holds a rifle at the background.
A militsioneer fires M91 rifle.
A closer view of the gun.
A village general store salesman Tikhon (Ivan Matveev) with M91 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Some Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are also used by militsioneers.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Note the open bolt of his rifle.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

Several bandits, notably Ugryumy (Sergey Massarskiy), Medved (Yury Eller) and unnamed one (Yuriy Popelov), carry "obrez" sawed-off rifles.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
Ugryumy carries an "obrez" in his belt.
A bandit cleans his "obrez".
Two bandits (Yuriy Popelov in center) with "obrez" guns.
Another view of Ugryumy's "obrez".
One more view of "obrez".
A closeup of "obrez".
Medved holds his "obrez".


Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen in the scene in bandits camp.

A bandit tries to reach a shotgun that hangs on the wall.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is seen bandits camp and used by Petukh (Igor Dychenko). It appears to be the same prop, used in numerous movies by Dovzhenko Film Studios, identified by its barrel shroud of very unusual shape and fake flat magazine in Lewis style, rather than more tall magazine of Degtyaryov DT machine gun, used by most similar props from other Soviet film studios.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Lewis Gun - .303 British
A fake Lewis in bandits camp.
Petukh grabs the machine gun.

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