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Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi) - Film 4

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Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi)
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Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Creator Shukhrat Abbasov
Genre Biopic
Broadcast 1985
No. of Episodes 2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi Ulmas Alikhodzhayev
Sadiqjan-bai Bimbolat Vatayev
Ahmadbai Abdulkhair Kasymov
Yulduzhon Tamara Shakirova
Capt. Nikolay Grigoryevich Yuriy Dubrovin
Alchinbeck Naziri Bakhodir Yuldashev
Jamal Maksud Imatshoyev
Mikhail Frunze Viktor Saitov

Fighting Turkestan (Boryushchiysya Turkestan, Uzbek title Kurashayotgan Turkiston) is the fourth film of Soviet Uzbek TV series Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi) (filmed in 1984, released in 1985). It depicts the participation of Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi in fighting for Soviet power in Central Asia and his work as enlightener of Uzbek people.

The following weapons were used in Season 4 of the television series Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi):


Nagant M1895

Hamza holds a Nagant M1895 revolver in one scene. A Nagant is also seen in hands of Alchinbeck Naziri (Bakhodir Yuldashev).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
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Hamza fires a Nagant in salute during the funeral of his mentor, Uzbek poet Zavqiy Ubaydulla (Ep.13).
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Alchinbeck with Nagant.
Alchinbeck's wife Yulduzhon (Tamara Shakirova) with her husband's revolver (Ep.14).


Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are widely used by basmachi, notably Qurboshi (chieftan) Sadiqjan-bai (Bimbolat Vatayev). Red Army commanders also carry Mauser pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Qurboshi Sadiqjan-bai holds a Mauser C96 (Ep.13).
One of Sadiqjan's men with a Mauser.
Sadiqjan-bai holds a Mauser in another scene.
Mahmudali (Tariyel Qasimov), an emissary of Muslim central organisation, holds a Mauser (at the left).
Sadiqjan-bai fires his pistol.
Red Commissar Dmitry Andreevich Furmanov (Lev Prygunov) carries a Mauser in holster.
Red Army Commander-in-Chief Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (Viktor Saitov) carries a Mauser in holster.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In Ep.13 Red Army soldiers and basmachi use Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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Basmachi with rifles.
A close view of the barrel of Halmat-aka's (Vahab Abdullaev) rifle. Note the hooded front sight that appeared on M91/30.
Red soldiers with rifles.
Actress of Hamza's theater Maria Kuznetsova (Natalya Varley) fires a rifle.
Hamza holds a rifle with bayonet when he joins Red soldiers in attack.
In the midst of the battle Hamza meets his old enemy, former Police Capt. Nikolay Grigoryevich (Yuriy Dubrovin).

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

In Ep.13 numerous Basmachi and some Red soldiers carry anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A bashmach with M38 Carbine.
The same man in red khalat carries an M38 Carbine (at the left).
A basmach fires in air.
A Red Uzbek at the left carries an M38 Carbine.
A number of M38 Carbines is seen inside the armoured train.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

In Ep.13 "obrez" sawed-off rifles are used by basmachi, notably Sadiqjan-bai's second-in-command Nasirbek (Melis Abzalov).

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.
Nasirbek holds an "obrez" (at the left).
Another view of Nasirbek's "obrez".
A basmach at the foreground holds an "obrez".
A basmach in center holds an "obrez".

Enfield Pattern 14

In Ep. 13 some basmachi are armed with Enfield Pattern 14 (or a mix of P14s and M1917 Enfields) rifles.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
An Enfield is seen at the left. The buttstock matches P14 rather than M1917.
An Enfield-wielding basmach is shot by Sadiqjan-bai.
Another basmach carries an Enfield rifle in the same scene.
A close view of the bolt.
A man at the left holds an Enfield rifle.

Ross Mk III

Ross Mk III rifles are also used by basmachi in Ep.13.

Ross Mk III Model 1910 - .303 British
A fat man at the rigth holds a Ross rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by some Red Army soldiers in Ep.13.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Red soldier in last row carries a 98k.


Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun "Obrez"

In Ep.13 Nasirbek (Melis Abzalov) is also seen with a different "obrez". It lacks the typical Mosin Nagant magazine but has same looking straight grip stock. This features allows to guess that the base gun is a "Frolovka" shotgun (some versions of "Frolovka" lacked the protruding magazine).

"Frolovka" R-32 shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 32 gauge
Nasirbek holds an "obrez" (at the right).
Another view of Nasirbek's "obrez".

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

In Ep.13 a Maxim M1910 machine gun is seen mounted in Mikhail Frunze's armoured train. During the attack of Basmachi actors of Hamza's agitation theater fire a Maxim.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
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A Maxim in armoured train.
Actors in scenical dress man a Maxim.

Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is seen in Ep.13.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Lewis Gun - .303 British
Basmachi with a fake Lewis.
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Jamal (Maksud Imatshoyev) fires the machine gun at basmachi.


76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

In Ep.13 Red troops deploy a 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902.

76.2mm M1902 Field Gun
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Armoured Train

A scale model of Red Army armoured train appears in Ep.13.

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