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The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya)

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The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya)
Belaya gvardiya DVD.jpg
Original poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Sergey Snezhkin
Release Date 2012
Language Russian
Studio Non-Stop Productions
Twin Media
Distributor Russia-1
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dr. Aleksey Turbin Konstantin Khabenskiy
Elena Turbina-Talberg Kseniya Rappoport
Nikolay Turbin Nikolay Efremov
Poruchik (Lt.) Viktor Myshlaevskiy Mikhail Porechenkov
Poruchik (Lt.) Leonid Shervinskiy Evgeniy Dyatlov
Poruchik (Lt.) Fyodor Stepanov Evgeniy Stychkin
Anyuta Yanina Studilina
Lariosik Sergey Bryun
Mikhail Shpolyanskiy Fyodor Bondarchuk
Col. Feliks Nay-Turs Aleksey Serebryakov

The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya) is a Russian 2012 screen adaptation of the same title novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. The mini-series is directed by Sergey Snezhkin and depicts the fate of the family of Turbins during the Russian Civil War in the city of Kiev.

The following weapons were used in the film The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are carried by most White officers, including Poruchik (Lt.) Shervinskiy (Evgeniy Dyatlov), Capt. Talberg (Igor Chernevich), Poruchik Stepanov (Evgeniy Stychkin), Col. Malyshev (Aleksey Guskov), Capt. Studzinskiy (Andrey Zibrov), Capt. Pleshko (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), Poruchik Zamanskiy (Artur Vakha), Warrant Officer Shchur (Igor Vernik), and others. Dr. Aleksey Turbin (Konstantin Khabenskiy) uses a Nagant in one scene. All revolvers are of post-1930 model.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Capt. Pleshko (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), the commander of armoured cars unit, holds a Nagant.
Capt. Studzinskiy (Andrey Zibrov) holds a Nagant.
A junior officer of Col. Nay-Turs' unit holds a Nagant during the street fight.
Col. Malyshev (Aleksey Guskov) draws his revolver.
Aleksey Turbin holds a Nagant.

Reichsrevolver M1879

A Reichsrevolver M1879 is Mikhail Shpolyanskiy's (Fyodor Bondarchuk) sidearm.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver - 10.6x25R
Shpolyanskiy fires the revolver.
Shpolyanskiy threatens Aleksey Turbin in the final scene.
Another view of the same scene.
A view from the muzzle.

Webley Bulldog

Poruchik (Lt.) Viktor Myshlaevskiy (Mikhail Porechenkov) owns a nickel plated Webley Bulldog revolver. Later the revolver is stolen by a criminal Volk (Evgeniy Efremov) and used by him to rob a richman Vasiliy Lisovich (Yuriy Itskov), a neighbor of Turbins.

Webley 'British Bull Dog' - .45 caliber
Myshlaevskiy gives the revolver to Nikolay Turbin (Nikolay Efremov) and asks to hide it.
Volk threatens Lisovich with the revolver.
Another view of the same scene.


Mauser C96

Poruchik (Lt.) Viktor Myshlaevskiy (Mikhail Porechenkov) carries a Mauser C96 in typical wooden holster. A Mauser C96 is also seen in hands of nationalist Ukrainian troops Col. Kozyr-Leshko (Sergey Garmash).

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Myshlaevskiy carries a Mauser pistol in holster.
Kozyr-Leshko fires his pistol at a man who throws Bolshevik leaflets from a belfry.
Kozyr-Leshko's Mauser is seen on the table together with a holster.

Wz. 35 Vis

Col. Feliks Nay-Turs (Aleksey Serebryakov) carries an anachronistic Wz. 35 Vis pistol. In the original novel his sidearm is a Colt M1911.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
A blurry view of the pistol.
The grip of the holstered pistol is seen.
Nikolay Turbin (Nikolay Efremov) takes the pistol from dead Nay-Turs.
Nikolay tries to fire but finds out that he doesn't know how to use the safety.
The pistol on the table. This screenshot at last allows to identify the pistol as VIS. The checkered grips match a war-time manufactured P35(p).
The pistol is seen from another side.

FN Model 1910/22

Dr. Aleksey Turbin (Konstantin Khabenskiy) owns an FN Model 1910/22 pistol, standing for more appropriated FN Model 1910. An FN Model 1910/22 is also seen in hands of Ivan Rusakov (Dmitriy Lysenkov).

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Turbin's pistol.
Rusakov holds an FN 10/22.
The slide stops in a rear position after a single shot.

FN Model 1905

In one scene Mikhail Shpolyanskiy (Fyodor Bondarchuk) gives a pocket pistol that appears to be an FN Model 1905 to Yuliya Reyss (Ekaterina Vilkova). She uses the pistol in the final scene. An FN Model 1905 is also seen in hands of Ivan Rusakov (Dmitriy Lysenkov); later it swiches to FN Model 1910/22.

FN Model 1905 - .25 ACP
Shpolyanskiy holds the pocket pistol.
He puts it on the table.
Rusakov threatens his opponent with a pistol.
Yuliya holds the pistol.

Luger P08

In one scene an Imperial German Army officer holds a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer fires his pistol in air.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen in one scene in hands of a robber.

A robber holds a shotgun.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most infantry soldiers of White Guard, Red Army and nationalist Ukrainian troops are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M1891s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
White soldiers carry M91/30 rifles with backwards-attached bayonets. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
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The soldiers fire a salute at the funeral of their comrade-in-arms.
M91/30 rifles in the crate.
Myshlaevskiy (Mikhail Porechenkov) uses a bayonet of M19/30 rifle to disable an electrical distribution board.
White Guard soldiers repel an attack of Ukrainian cavalry.
Another view of the same scene.
Ukrainian soldiers with M91/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Some original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A close view of the barrel of M91 Dragoon rifle.
A White soldier at the left holds an M91 rifle while others are armed with M91/30s.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Most cavalrymen of Col. Kozyr-Leshko's unit are armed with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier carries an M38 carbine.
A soldier at the left carries an M38 carbine.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are briefly seen in several scenes.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two soldiers on guard at the doors of the headquarters of Getman Skoropadskiy are armed with Gewehr 98 rifles with sword bayonets.
A soldier of Col. Kozyr-Leshko's unit, armed with a Gewehr 98 rifle, escorts a captured White Guard yunker (cadet).

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 machine guns are seen in several scenes. They are identified by smooth cooling jackets (though it's possible that these are visuially modified M1910/30s).

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim with smooth cooling jacket is mounted on the armoured car.
Two Maxim machine guns are seen in the barracks of Col. Malyshev's (Aleksey Guskov) unit.
A closer view of a Maxim in the same scene.
Yunkers (cadets) of Col. Malyshev's unit with Mosin Nagant rifles and a Maxim machine gun.

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim M1910/30 machine gun with post-1941 top hatch on cooling jacket is mounted on Garford-Putilov Armoured Car (two other machine guns on the armoured car have smooth cooling jackets, like M1910s).

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim with typical top hatch on cooling jacket is mounted on the armoured car.
The machine gun fires.

Maxim M1910/30 (visually modified to resemble Maxim MG08)

During the street fight Col. Feliks Nay-Turs (Aleksey Serebryakov) and Pvt. Nikolay Turbin (Nikolay Efremov) man a machine gun that looks mostly like a German Maxim MG08 but appears to be a Russian Maxim (most likely M1910/30). The detail that allows to identify the real model is a cartridge belt that is filled with rimmed cartridges, matching Russian 7.62x54R.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soldiers of Col. Nay-Turs' unit carry a Maxim on sledge mount.
A close view of cartridge belt. It is filled with rimmed blank cartridges.
Nay-Turs fires the machine gun.
Another view of the same scene.

Degtyaryov DT (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DT, visually modified to resemble Lewis Gun, is seen among other weapons when the unit of Col. Malyshev (Aleksey Guskov) readies for battle.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
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A genuine Lewis Gun is seen in the same scene.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Belaya gvardiya-Lewis-1.jpg


Garford-Putilov Armoured Car

A very detailed replica of Garford-Putilov armoured car of WW1 era was built specially for the filming. Like the original vehicle, the movie armoured car is armed with a 76.2-mm cannon and three Maxim machine guns.

A replica of Garford-Putilov armoured car, used in the movie
Shpolyanskiy (Fyodor Bondarchuk) examines the armoured car Bog Voyny ("God of War").
The turret with 76.2-mm gun and a machine gun is seen.
Anachronistic post-1941 Maxim M1910/30.
A general view of the Garford-Putilov. Three armoured cars that are seen behind it are more crude mockups, shown only in distance.

M1902/30 76.2-mm Field Cannon

76.2-mm field cannons are seen in several scenes. These are M1902/30s, standing for original M1902s.

Col. Kozyr-Leshko's artillerymen ready the cannon during the street fight.
A close view of the breech.
Abandoned cannons of White troops are seen at the background.

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