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The Storm Gate

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The Storm Gate
Grozovye vorota
DVD cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Channel Channel One Russia
Creator Andrey Malyukov
Genre War
Broadcast 2006
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Senior lieutenant Doronin Anatoliy Pashinin
Maj. Egorov Mikhail Porechenkov
Shah Vyacheslav Razbegaev
Col. Galkin Andrey Krasko
Senior lieutenant Pankratov Daniil Strakhov
Capt. Lanevsky Mikhail Efremov
Pvt. Konstantin Kostyan Vetrov Ivan Zhidkov
Pvt. Nikolay Kolyan Gorshkov Yevgeni Potapenko

The Storm Gate (Russian Title:Grozovye vorota/Грозовые ворота) is a 2006 Russian four part Chechen War miniseries. It is based on the book "Company" by writer Aleksander Tamonikov. This film is about the company senior lieutenant Doronin, which opposed the superior forces of terrorists.

The following weapons are seen in the film The Storm Gate (Grozovye vorota):


Makarov PM

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Killer fires at Shah`s son with Makarov PM.
Note this shot is mirrored.

Assault Rifles


AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Terrorist fires the AK-74M at Russian SPETZNAZ. Note the blank adapter.
Kostyan poses for the photographer with his AK-74M
Note the bullet hole in the magazine and a side-rail bracket for mounting optics


The AKS-74 are the mainstay weapons of many Russian soldiers and Chechen terrorists.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm.
Terrorist fires his AKS-74
Major Egorov (Mikhail Porechenkov) fires his AKS-74
Senior lieutenant Doronin with his AKS-74
Dance with an assault rifle
AK-74 in BMD firing port


Some Chechen terrorists and Russian SPETZNAZ carry AKMS.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm.
SPETZNAZ fighter holds AKMS with silencer
SPETZNAZ fighter fires his AKMS with silencer
Terrorists with AKMS
Shah (Vyacheslav Razbegaev) with an AKMS

Sniper RifleS

VSS Vintorez

Some SPETZNAZ soldiers can be seen with a VSS Vintorez

VSS Vintorez sniper rifle - 9x39mm.

SVD Dragunov

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R.
SVD rifle with wooden furniture
SVD rifle with polymer furniture and new flash muzzle brake
Chechen sniper shoots at the Russian soldiers

Machine Guns

PKM Machine Gun

Several Russian soldiers and SPETZNAZ fighters use the PKM Machine Gun.

PKM with with latest version of Flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
Kolyan with his PKM on winter training
A SPETZNAZ fighter fires his PKM.
Kolyan loads a belt of 7.62x54mm into the chamber of his PKM.
Kolyan fires the PKM. Note the PU scope

PKT Machine Gun

During a fight BMD-1 use the 7.62 mm PKT coaxial tank machine gun.

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R


Several terrorists fighters use the RPK-74 light machine gun.

RPK-74 light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B

In the opening titles of the miniseries we can see an Mi-24 Hind with the Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B - 12.7x108mm


Russian forces used a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun as a support weapon.

ZU-23-2 Anti-Aircraft gun - 23x152mm
Senior lieutenant Doronin fires at a Chechen sniper
Two soldiers man the ZU-23-2
First-person view of the ZU-23-2's barrels

Shipunov 2A42

The BMD-2 is armed with stabilized 30 mm Shipunov 2A42 multi-purpose autocannon.

2A42 - 30x165 mm

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2

GSh-30-2 - 30x165 mm
Mi-24P Hind with a fixed side-mounted 30-mm GSh-30K twin-barrel cannon.

Grenade Launchers


GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
AKS-74 with GP-25 grenade launcher
AK-74 with GP-25 grenade launcher. Note the blank adapter.
AKS-74 with GP-25 grenade launcher
Terrorist holds his AKMS with GP-25 grenade launcher


RPG-26 launcher is used by terrorists to attack the Russian troops and militia officers. Russian troops also carry and operate them.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
A terrorist prepares to open a fire on a Militsia (Russian Police) vehicle
A terrorist prepares to open a fire on a SPETZNAZ machine gun crew
A terrorist fighter fires his RPG-26 at the Russians.
Russian soldier prepare to open a fire at the enemies
Russian soldier fires his RPG-26 at the enemies.
Terrorist fighters fire their RPG-26 at the Russians.


Some of the terrorists are armed with RPG-7 Launcher. They are never shown being fired.

RPG-7 - 40mm

RPO-A 'Schmel'

RPO-A Schmel (Bumblebee) thermobaric rocket launcher - 93mm
RPO-A 'Schmel' in transit pack

AGS-17 Plamya

Automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 Plamya is used by Russian troops.

AGS-17 "Plamya" on tripod - 30mm

Missile Launcher

SA-18 Grouse

The SA-18 Grouse is used by Chechen terrorist in the film to shoot down Mi-24 Hind.

SA-18 Grouse launcher and missile - 72mm


F-1 Hand Grenade

400px F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
F-1 hand grenade used as an antipersonnel mine

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

URG-N RGD-5 training grenade
Senior lieutenant Pankratov prepare to blow up himself with RGD-5 hand grenade. Actual screen grenades are URG-N, training version of RGD-5.



Chechen terrorists used ZRP-2 mine-clearing line charge to create a breach in Russian minefields.

ZRP-2 Tropa rocket-propelled mine clearing line charge

MON-50 antipersonnel mine

MON-50 anti-personnel mine
MON-50 anti-personnel mine, RGD-5 Hand Grenade and 30-round AK-74 magazines

2B14 Podnos mortar

2B14 Podnos Mortars are used by Chechens.

2B14 Podnos mortar - 82 mm
loading 2B14 Podnos mortar

122-mm D-30 howitzer


S-8 rocket


See Also

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