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Save Our Souls (Spasite nashi dushi)

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Save Our Souls (Spasite nashi dushi)
Spasite nashi dushi DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Kirill Belevich
Broadcast 2008
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nadezhda Sergeevna Khrunicheva Ekaterina Guseva
Sr. Lt. Aleksandr Krotkiy Mikhail Martyanov
Col. Boris Nikitich Burtasov Sergey Koltakov
Gould Yuriy Tsurilo
Ivanov Aleksandr Korshunov
Maj. Rydvanov Aleksandr Karpov
Lt. Vasiliy Molodechno Andrey Frolov
Oylun Ayusheva Tamara Obutova

Save Our Souls (Spasite nashi dushi) is a Russian 2008 TV series directed by Kirill Belevich. The plot is set in 1942 on the Taymyr Peninsula in the Far North of Russia. Sr. Lt. Aleksandr Krotkiy, an officer of NKVD (Soviet law enforcement organization at that time), investigates a mysterious death that the local tribesmen attribute to the spirit of a long-dead shaman. The investigation leads to the activities of a German spy who hunts for the secret map of the minefields at the coast.

The following weapons were used in the television series Save Our Souls (Spasite nashi dushi):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 are used by the head of local NKVD Col. Boris Nikitich Burtasov (Sergey Koltakov), Maj. Rydvanov (Aleksandr Karpov), Sr. Lt. Aleksandr Krotkiy (Mikhail Martyanov), and the government representative Ivanov (Aleksandr Korshunov).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Burtasov's nightmares show the execution of shamans of Aykhon tribe. An NKVD officer in charge of the execution fires a Nagant.
Another view of same character's Nagant in same scene. Note that the cylinder is empty.
Burtasov fires at the locked door when saving Oylun Ayusheva from burning building.
A rebelling convict fires at guards.
Ivanov fires a Nagant at rebelling convicts who storm the office.
Burtasov takes a pair of Nagants from a crate and gives them to Rydvanov and Krotkiy.
Rydvanov fires at rebelling convicts.
Krotkiy with a Nagant.
Burtasov fires a Nagant.



Sr. Lt. Aleksandr Krotkiy (Mikhail Martyanov), Maj. Rydvanov (Aleksandr Karpov), Hunter (film director Kirill Belevich), a Capt. of US Navy intelligence service who poses as an American journalist, and "Begunok" (Aleksandr Zamuraev), one of the rebelling convicts, use TT-33 pistols. Both pre- and post-1947 versions are seen; they often change from one to the other in a row of continuity errors.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
Krotkiy holds a post-1947 TT when he chases a mysterious man on the tugboat. Note the plug in the muzzle. In the following moment the pistol switches to another, of same model but without the plug.
Krotkiy confronts Gould who forces the skipper of a tugboat to go to sea in a storm contrary the orders.
Krotkiy again hunts for same mysterious man.
Unlike the previous scene, now Krotkiy holds a pre-1947 TT that in next moment is again replaced with a post-1947 model.
The unknown person turns out to be Rydvanov who disarms Krotkiy but then gives back the pistol.
Rudvanov fires a TT at rebelling convicts. His pistol is a pre-1947 version but in previous scene he had a post-1947 TT.
A good view of Hunter's post-1947 TT. The plug in the muzzle is seen.
"Begunok" holds Gould at gunpoint in the scene on the captured tugboat. Again this is the post-1947 TT with the muzzle plug.
Rydvanov, exposed as being a German spy Jager, fires a last shot of his pre-1947 TT during the shootout with Hunter.
Hunter's pistol also runs dry.
Krotkiy draws his pistol in the same scene. Again this is a pre-1947 model.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

A Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol is a sidearm of the prison camp administrator Gould (Yuriy Tsurilo).

Mauser C96 "Bolo" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Gould fires from a car at a convict.
Another view of Gould's "Bolo".
Gould threatens the skipper of a tugboat who refuses to go to sea in a storm.
Gould shoots towards the storming Yenisei river: "I'll execute you, Yenisei!".
Gould fires at rebelling convicts.
Another view of the "Bolo".

Walther P38

One of the German frogmen who get on board of a Soviet fishing boat is armed with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A frogman holds his pistol.
He holds the P38 when finding radio cipher codes.
Frogmen leave the fishing boat.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some of the NKVD guards of the prison camp are armed with Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines. An M38 Carbine is seen in hands of the harbormaster Yefim Furman (Konstantin Shavkunov).

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Guards with full-length rifles and M38 Carbines.
A barrel of M38 Carbine.
A guard carries an M38 Carbine.
A carbine is seen at the right.
Guards with carbines.
The harbormaster Yefim Furman takes a carbine when the rebelling convicts break in the building.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles of Infantry model are used by numerous NKVD guards, including Vyatkin (Yuriy Sysoev) and Egupkin (Konstantin Itunin).

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry - 7.62x54mm R
A guard with M91 rifle.
Egupkin (at the left) and Vyatkin carry M91 rifles with bayonets, attached backwards.
Vyatkin and Egupkin with rifles.
A guard with M91 rifle.
A guard with M91 rifle.
A rebelling convict holds an M91 rifle, taken from killed guard.
Guards of the port building with M91 and M91/30 (at the right) rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by NKVD guards.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A watchman in NKVD building Ilya Ilyich Bobrikov (Rais Galyamov) with M91/30 rifle.
Another view of Bobrikov's rifle.
Unlike earlier scenes, Vyatkin and Egupkin carry M91/30 rifles.
Burtasov's nightmare, the execution of shamans. NKVD soldiers are armed with M91/30 rifles.
A guard fires at rebelling convicts.
Vyatkin and Egupkin fire their rifle.
Vyatkin uses the buttstock of his rifle in close combat.

Mauser sniper rifle

Hunter (Kirill Belevich) brought a disassembled sporter rifle with sniper scope in his bags. It seems to be a kind of a sporterized military Mauser.

Mauser 98 Sporter - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Hunter's disassembled rifle.
Hunter with his rifle in the attic.
Hunter loads his rifle.
He spots Rydvanov and Krotkiy.
Another view of the rifle.
A close view of the scope.
The bolt handle is seen.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Capt. Nikolay Churbanov (Aleksandr Vershinin) uses a DP-27 machine gun.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Churbanov fires at rebelling convicts.
Churbanov with the DP.


English language release poster

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