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On Kiev Direction (Na kievskom napravlyenii)

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On Kiev Direction
(Na kievskom napravlyenii)
Na kievskom napravlyenii DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Denisenko
Release Date 1968
Language Russian; Ukrainian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gen. Andrey Slavuta Vitaly Rozstalny
Col. Aleksey Slavuta Anatoli Barchuk
Ivan Slavuta Stepan Oleksenko
Ostap Slavuta Viktor Mizinenko
Gen. Mikhail Kirponos Konstantin Stepankov

On Kiev Direction (original title Na kievskom napravlyenii) is a 1968 Soviet war drama directed by Vladimir Denisenko. The movie depicts the Battle of Kiev in the first months of German invasion in USSR, seen through the eyes of brothers Andrey, Aleksey and Ivan Slavuta.

The following weapons were used in the film On Kiev Direction (Na kievskom napravlyenii):


TT-33 Pistol

Soviet officers and generals carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols, mostly seen in holsters.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm
Aleksey Slavuta (Anatoli Barchuk) holds a TT.
Lt. Col. Loznyuk (Viktor Baenko) with a TT.
Kudryashov (Leonid Bakshtayev) hands a TT to Ivan Slavuta (Stepan Oleksenko).

Submachine Guns


German soldiers are armed with MP38 SMGs.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A German soldier with MP38 and Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
A close view of MP38.
Another German soldier with MP38 and Model 24 grenade.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers and civilian volunteers. In one scene a group of Soviet generals arm themselves with M91/30 rifles during the break out of the encirclement.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Female volunteer Shura Pokhilenko (Svetlana Kuzmina) with an M91/30 rifle.
Pavel Revenko (Viktor Miroshnichenko) on horse with an M91/30 rifle.
A group of Soviet generals with M91/30 rifles, including the commander of the front Gen. Mikhail Kirponos (Konstantin Stepankov) (at the right) and his chief of staff Gen. Vasiliy Tupikov (Mikhail Derzhavin) (at the left).

Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles also can be seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier with M1891 Dragoon rifle and two incendiary bottles.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DP-27 is seen next to 45-mm AT gun.
A soldier carries a DP-27 during the march through the forest.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is mounted in a pillbox.
A Maxim (at the left) is seen in trench.

Other Weapons


Soviet soldiers use RGD-33 hand grenades.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Pvt. Akhmetov (Ruslan Akhmetov) in attack with M91/30 rifle and a bundle of RGD-33 grenades.
Akhmetov throws his grenades in German tank.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" stick grenade with fragmentation sleeve

45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

45-mm 53-K AT guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
45-mm gun on position.
The crew of AT gun repels the attack of German tanks.
45-mm AT gun in action.


A Soviet T-34 tank in attack. It's a T-34-85 model that didn't exist in 1941.
A German Panzer III in attack.
A frontal view of Panzer III.

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