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The Letter (Paket)

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The Letter (Paket)
Paket DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Nazarov
Release Date 1965
Language Russian
Studio Studio Ekran
Main Cast
Character Actor
Petya Trofimov Valeriy Zolotukhin
Vasily Zykov Boris Yurchenko
Belopolskiy Anatoliy Kuznetsov
Podporuchik (2nd Lt.) Gibel Boris Novikov
The beekeeper Pavel Shpringfeld
Zavarukhin Gennady Sayfulin

The Letter (Paket) is a Soviet 1965 made for TV adventure movie directed by Vladimir Nazarov and based on the story by Leonid Panteleyev. During the Russian civil war a Red Army soldier Trofimiv (Valeriy Zolotukhin) receives a mission to deliver an urgent message to Reds headquarters. But he is captured by White troops and has to use all his courage and cunning to complete the mission.

The following weapons were used in the film The Letter (Paket):


Nagant M1895

White Army Podporuchik (2nd Lt.) Gibel (Boris Novikov) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. It isn't seen outside the holster.

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.
Gibel tries to draw his revolver but Petya Trofimov hits him on the head.
Gibel's Nagant holster is seen.

FN Model 1922

FN Model 1922 pistol is Petya Trofimov's (Valeriy Zolotukhin) personal handgun.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Trofimov draws his pistol when he meets the insane old beekeeper (Pavel Shpringfeld).
Trofimov puts the pistol in his belt.

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are carries by Red commanders Zavarukhin (Gennady Sayfulin) and Belopolskiy (Anatoliy Kuznetsov). Both carry their pistols in signature wooden holsters.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Zavarukhin carries his Mauser in holster.
While unconscious, Petya Trofimov has a vision of Zavarukhin with a Mauser in hand.
Belopolskiy (in center) recieves the letter. He carries a Mauser in wooden holster.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Both Reds and Whites use Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
White Army soldier Filatov (Mikhail Suvorov) holds his rifle when Petya Trofimov is captured.
Full length M91/30 rifles and M38 Carbine are seen in the Reds headquarters.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifle is seen in hands of White Army soldier Vasily Zykov (Boris Yurchenko).

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A close view of the barrel and bayonet.
Zykov with his rifle.
Zykov escorts Trofimov.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used by many Reds and Whites. All carbines have the front sight hoods removed.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
White Cossack (Oleg Shtoda) fires his carbine single-hand at Trofimov who escapes in a river.
White Cossack Arkhipych (Aleksey Bakhar) fires at swimming Trofimov in the same scene.
Uryadnik (Cossack NCO) Kotyonochkin (Leonid Chubarov) fires his carbine in the same scene.
Red Army soldier (Artur Nishchenkin) holds his carbine.
A close view of the barrel of M38 Carbine in hands of Red Army soldier.
Red Army soldier Golubenko (Valentin Golubenko) with M38 Carbine on sling leans over wounded Zykov. Zykov's M91 rifle is seen stucked into the ground.
Red Army soldiers (Artur Nishchenkin (at the right) and Bruno Lyaush) hold their carbines when they plan to execute Trofimov, thinking him to be White spy.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Both Reds and Whites use Maxim M1910/30 machine guns.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim in Whites headquarters.
A Maxim in mounted on Reds tachanka cart.


Red troops use a field cannon of unclear model.

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