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Hetaeras of Major Sokolov (Getery mayora Sokolova)

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Hetaeras of Major Sokolov
(Getery mayora Sokolova)
Getery mayora Sokolova Poster.jpg
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Broadcast 2014
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Andrey Sokolov Andrey Panin
Capt. Ivan Mikhaylovich Ryazantsev alias Mikhalych Sergey Garmash
Semyonov alias Krest Filipp Yankovskiy
Capt. of the State Security Evgeniy Klyuev Artur Smolyaninov
Mariya Kovalevskaya alias Graphinya Tatyana Lyutaeva
Nina Matrosova alias Beshenaya Darya Melnikova
Kseniya alias Tula Alisa Gorshkova
Tayka alias Artistka Anastasiya Mikulchina
Lyusya Kovalevskaya alias Infanta Aglaya Tarasova
Sonya Kantor alias Sinitsa Mariya Antonova

Hetaeras of Major Sokolov (Getery mayora Sokolova) is a 2014 Russian war drama TV series. In 1939 Major Andrey Sokolov (Andrey Panin), the officer of the Soviet intelligence service, forms a group of five young women for special missions. The group becomes known as "Hetaeras". Sokolov and his special group counter the activities of the Russkiy Obshchevoinskiy Soyuz (ROVS, Russian All-Military Union), the organisation of the former White Army officers who continue their struggle against the Soviet Russia from abroad. One of the leaders of the ROVS and Sokolov's archenemy is Semyonov (Filipp Yankovskiy) who served together with Sokolov in the Army of the Russian Empire until the Russian revolution made them enemies.

Andrey Panin made his final screen appearance in the series, passing away when the work wasn't complete. So in some scenes an unnamed screen double of Panin plays the role of Sokolov.

The following weapons were used in the television series Hetaeras of Major Sokolov (Getery mayora Sokolova):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are seen in hands of the instructor of the special group, retired Capt. of Militsiya Ivan Mikhaylovich Ryazantsev, commonly called Mikhalych (Sergey Garmash), members of the group Lyusya Kovalevskaya alias Infanta (Aglaya Tarasova) and Nina Matrosova alias Beshenaya ("Rabid") (Darya Melnikova), Lt. of Militsiya Aleksandr Cherentsov (Oleg Tilkin), ROVS agent Malsagov alias Knyaz (Aleksandr Rezalin), Soviet state security officers and Finnish police.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A Finnish police officer holds a Nagant during the chase after the car of the Soviet agents.
Lt. Cherentsov, accidentally wounded in hand by Infanta, holds a Nagant. Note: he wears incorrect insignia of the Sergeant of Militsiya.
Another view of Cherentsov's revolver. Note the deactivating plugs in the cylinder.
Mikhalych holds a Nagant, waiting for the attack on the intelligence school. In all other scenes he is seen with a TT-33.
Cherentsov holds his Nagant when he releases arrested Tayka.
Beshenaya (at the left) holds a Nagant.
Infanta holds a Nagant during the shootout in the hotel.
Knyaz holds his Nagant when interrogating captured Mikhalych.
Infanta guards arrested Krest.
A good view of the grip of Infanta's Nagant.

Reichsrevolver M1883

One of the State Security officers holds a Reichsrevolver M1883 during the arrest of Mikhalych. Of course, in reality this gun wasn't adopted by Soviet law enforcement.

Reichsrevolver M1883 - 10.6x25R
A State Security officer convoys Mikhalych.

Replica/Toy Revolver

During the chase after the car of the Soviet agents, one of the Finnish police officers holds a revolver that looks way too modern for 1939 and turns out to be a plastic replica, possibly a CO2 gun or even a kid toy.

The revolver is seen in distance.
A promotional image allows to see this gun much better. The gun looks plastic, and the cylinder is definitely non-functional. The shape of the front of the frame, the full underlug and the vent rib look distantly similar to Manurhin MR-96.



TT-33 pistols are used by Major Andrey Sokolov (Andrey Panin), Mikhalych (Sergey Garmash), Captain of the State Security Evgeniy Klyuev (Artur Smolyaninov), Senior Major of the State Security Cherkasov (Dmitriy Podnozov), instructor of the intelligence school Mariya Kovalevskaya alias Graphinya ("Countess") (Tatyana Lyutaeva), and the members of the special group Nina Matrosova alias Beshenaya (Darya Melnikova) and Sonya Kantor alias Sinitsa ("Tit") (Mariya Antonova). The pistols that are seen close enough are of correct pre-1947 version.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Maj. Sokolov fires at a can, cheking his ability to use the wounded right hand.
Nina Matrosova who was a sport shooter before joining the special group fires a TT during the shooting contest.
Another view of the same scene. A shooter at the background holds a Nagant.
Klyuev holds Sokolov at gunpoint. Note: he wears incorrect insignia of the Lt. of the State Security.
Sinitsa picks up a TT...
...and fires.
Klyuev, now the instructor in the intelligence school, shows his marksmanship.
Grafinya loads several TTs one by one.
Cherkasov holds a TT. Note: he wears incorrect insignia of the Sr. Lt. of the State Security.
Mikhalych detens Cherkasov who made an unauthorized vizit in the intelligence school.
Sokolov with the TT in hand.

Luger P08

Semyonov alias Krest ("Cross") (Filipp Yankovskiy) carries a Luger P08 during the encounter with the car of the Soviet agents in Finland (later this character uses a Vis wz. 35 pistol). P08 pistols, used by Mikhalych (Sergey Garmash) and the Commissioner of Finnish police Nel (Aleksander Christian Anria), several times switch to Walther P38s and back due to a row of continuity errors. Lugers are also used by Krest's henchman Tikhon (uncredited) and Kseniya alias Tula (Alisa Gorshkova).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Krest holds a Luger.
Another view of Krest's pistol in the same scene. Commissioner Nel's P38 is seen at the left.
Mikhalych fires a Luger from the hotel window. After a single shot his pistol switches to a P38 (see below).
Nel holds a P08. In this scene he disarms Mikhalych of the latter's P38, but as it turns out to be that only a single P38 was used during the filming, Nell's own gun switches to a Luger.
Tikhon makes an attemp to kill Tula...
...but is gunned down by Beshenaya.
Tula holds Tikhon's pistol.
Mikhalych takes same pistol from Tula.

Walther P38

The Commissioner of Finnish police Nel (Aleksander Christian Anria) carries a Walther P38 (this brand new gun hardly could be used in Finland in the Autumn of 1939). Mikhalych (Sergey Garmash) also uses a P38. It turns out to be that only a single P38 was used during the filming, so the Walther several times switches to the Luger and back.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Krest (Filipp Yankovskiy) takes Nel's P38 and uses it to kill Klyuev.
Nel fires at Miki's father who helped Infanta to escape.
Mikhalych fires at German officer Boris.
Mikhalych holds a P38 during the shootout in the hotel.
Nel holds his pistol in the scene at the townhall.
Beshenaya (Darya Melnikova) manages to disarm Nel and holds his pistol.
Beshenaya fires Nel's P38 at a police officer.
A wounded Finnish police officer fires his P38 at Mikhalych.
Mikhalych fires a P38 at Krest and Knyaz. In previous moment his pistol is a P08.

Walther PP

Infanta (Aglaya Tarasova) uses a Walther PP during the training. Sinitsa (Mariya Antonova) carries a Walther PP during her meeting with radio operator Yasha.

War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Infanta on the shooting range.
Klyuev teaches Infanta.
Another view of the pistol.
Sinitsa holds the pistol.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

One of the Finnish servicemen holds a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer (or some version of C96 with 20-round magazine) in the scene in the townhall. The pistol is seen only in distance and may be some kind of replica gun.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser

Browning Hi-Power

In one scene Andrey Sokolov (played by Panin's double) holds a Browning Hi-Power. A Hi-Power is also used by a State Security officer during the arrest of Mikhalysh. While Hi-Power existed in 1939, the actual screen gun is a post-war model.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian manufacture) - 9x19mm
A good view of Sokolov's pistol.
Sokolov fires at pursuing Finnish police.
A State Security officer at the right holds a Hi-Power (this pistol wasn't adopted by Soviet law enforcement, at least not officially).
Another view of the pistol.

Wz. 35 Vis

Krest's (Filipp Yankovskiy) main gun is a Wz. 35 Vis pistol. His pistol is taken by Infanta (Aglaya Tarasova) and then used by deaf-mute Karelian young man Miki (Mikhail Kasapov). Later Krest is again seen with a Vis (so it must be a different gun but definitly same prop was reused). Sokolov also carries a Vis when he is arrested (in this scene the character is played by Panin's double).

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
Krest holds his pistol when interrogating Infanta.
Krest's pistol is seen from another side.
A close-up of the Vis.
Infanta holds Krest's pistol.
Miki tries to fire at Nel who killed his father but Miki's elder brother stops him.
Sokolov, in disguise of an old man, holds the pistol.
State Security officer Ignatyev (Yuriy Kornishin) arrests Sokolov...
...and he puts the pistol on the table.
Krest holds his Vis during the shootout in the hotel.
Another view of the pistol. It can be seen that the barrel is deactivated.

FN Model 1906-style Pocket Pistol

An FN Model 1906-style pocket pistol is used by the German officer Boris (Anton Sychyov) and then by the hotel owner Ossi (Lasse Lindberg) who is Sokolov's agent in Finland. The exact model unlikely can be identified.

For comparison: FN Model 1906 - .25 ACP
Boris holds a pocket pistol.
He raises the pistol but is gunned down by Mikhalych.
Ossi takes the pistol.
Ossi examines the gun.

Submachine Guns

Suomi KP/-31

Suomi KP/-31 submachine guns are used by various Finnish servicemen in several scenes.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
A soldier with Suomi is seen at the background.
A blurry view of the Suomi at the foreground.
In the scene at the house of Miki's father, a soldier carries a Suomi in center.
A soldier with Suomi is seen in the scope of Beshenaya's sniper gun.
A Suomi is seen in hands of a solider at the left.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon and M1891/30

Tula (Alisa Gorshkova) and Infanta (Aglaya Tarasova) hold Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles when waiting for the attack on the school and during the incident with Cherkasov. Most rifles lack the hood on the front sight and may be M1891 Dragoon or pre-1935 version of M91/30. M91 Dragoon and/or M91/30 rifles are also used by Militsiya personnel, Soviet border guards and Finnish soldiers (in the latter case these rifles stand for Finnish versions of Mosin Nagant rifle - M/27, M/28 and M/39).

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Finnish soldiers with rifles. Two rifles are M91 Dragoon or M91/30 while the third one is an M91 Infantry (see below).
Finnish soldiers with rifles.
A soldier at the right carries an M91 Dragoon or M91/30 rifle.
Guards at the NKVD building in Sevastopol.
Tula with the M91/30 rifle.
Infanta with the M91 Dragoon or M91/30 rifle.
Tula holds the M91/30 rifle during the detention of Cherkasov.
Another view of the same scene.
A Soviet border guard carries an M91 Dragoon or M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle

When Sokolov's group wait for the attack on the school, Beshenaya (Darya Melnikova) is armed with a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle with PU 3.5x sniper scope and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mm R
Beshenaya readies to repel the attack. The sniper scope isn't installed yet on her rifle.
A good view of the bolt handle.
Beshenaya installs the sniper scope, wrapped in canvas.
Beshenaya on position.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Some Finnish soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles. M91 Infantry were issued to Finnish military but in 1939 they were mostly replaced with Finnish versions of the Mosin Nagant.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 3rd configuration - 7.62x54mm R
A third from the left soldier holds an M91 Infantry rifle.
A soldier at the left carries an M91 Infantry rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Sinitsa (Mariya Antonova) and Tula (Alisa Gorshkova) use Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines during the detention of Senior Major of the State Security Cherkasov. Several Militsioners under the command of Cherkasov are also armed with M38 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Sinitsa holds an M38 Carbine (at the right) during the detention of Cherkasov. Tula's full-length rifle is seen at the left.
Another view of the same scene. Note that the hood on the front sight of the carbine lacks it top half.
Sinitsa holds her carbine at the background.
Militsioners in the lorry with M91/30 rifles and M38 carbines.
A close view of the M38 Carbine at the left.
Tula holds an M38 Carbine (in the previous moment of the same scene she is seen with full-length rifle). This gun has the intact hood of the front sight.

Karabiner 1888

During the operation in Finland, Beshenaya (Darya Melnikova), the best sniper of the group, uses a Karabiner 1888 with sniper scope (a really strange choice as the short barrel of the carbine makes it a very mediocre sniper gun).

Karabiner 1888 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Beshenaya on position.
A closer view of the gun.
A view of the barrel with typical sight protectors. Note that the muzzle is deactivated.

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are seen in several scenes.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
One of the Militsioners of Cherkasov's group holds an inappropriate Karabiner 98k. The top barrel band looks somewhat strange, allowing to guess that the rifle is a kind of replica, possibly non-firing one.
A Finnish soldier at the left holds a Karabiner 98k in the scene of the arrest of Klyuev and Infanta. In reality this gun wasn't issued to Finnish military.

Mauser Rifles

German soldiers of the escort of Gen. Halder carry Mauser short rifles of unclear models.

A German soldier, seen in the scope of Beshenaya's sniper gun, carries a Mauser carbine with straight bolt handle. The rifle sling is attached below the stock.
A German soldier at the right holds a Mauser rifle with straight bolt handle and grooves on the stock.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Sokolov uses several F-1 hand grenades as the detonators for the crates with explosives when he fortifies the approaches to the intelligence school.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
An F-1 is seen at the left.
Several F-1s are seen in the crate with explosives.


Two RGD-33 hand grenades is also seen on a crate with explosives.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Two RGD-33 are seen (in center and and the right). The one in center is a warhead without the handle (the fuze is seen).


Pattern 1914 Enfield

Pattern 1914 Enfield rifles are seen in the documentary footage of the Spanish Civil war.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK

Unidentified machine gun

A biplane reconnaissance plane of unclear model is seen in the footage of the Spanish Civil war. A machine gun is mounted in the rear cockpit.



Gun posters with Nagant M1895 and Mosin Nagant M1891/30 are seen on the wall.

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