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Unknown Pages from the Life of a Scout (Neizvestnye stranitsy iz zhizni razvedchika)

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Unknown Pages from the Life of a Scout
(Neizvestnye stranitsy iz zhizni razvedchika)
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Chebotaryov
Release Date 1991
Language Russian
Studio Vremya Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pyotr Ilyich Khalyazin Yuriy Duvanov
Vladimir Azov Andrei Alyoshin
Ignat Barytski Vitaliy Zikora
Anna Shumak Aleksandra Kolkunova
Gen. Lt. Golikov Viktor Stepanov
Battalion Commissar Pritula Gennadi Korolkov
SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Willi Walecki Vladimir Korenev
Col. Himmel Gediminas Girdvainis

Unknown Pages from the Life of a Scout (Neizvestnye stranitsy iz zhizni razvedchika; another English title Unknown Pages from the Life of a Secret Agent) is a Soviet 1991 (filmed 1990) war movie directed by Vladimir Chebotaryov and based on the novel "Lishniy" (Superfluous) by Anatoliy Azolskiy. The plot is set in Nazi Germany in 1941. Soviet intelligence agent Pyotr Khalyazin gets information about the impending attack on the USSR. However, Khalyazin's reports are not trusted, and contacts with him stop. Khalyazin has to continue his mission without any support.

The following weapons were used in the film Unknown Pages from the Life of a Scout (Neizvestnye stranitsy iz zhizni razvedchika):


Wz. 35 Vis

Polish Communist Ignat Barytski (Vitaliy Zikora) owns a Wz. 35 Vis pistol. In one scene Soviet intelligence agent Vladimir Azov (Andrei Alyoshin) gets Barytski's pistol. Later same gun is used by Barytski's comrade-in-arms Mscislaw Swiatski (Anton Sivers).

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
Azov disarms Barytski.
Azov aims the pistol at Barytski.
Barytski holds his pistol during another meeting with Azov.
Swiatski fires at German soldiers.
The pistol runs out of ammo.
Swiatski is gunned down and drops the empty Vis.

Luger P08

German officers fire Luger P08 pistols at escaping Anna Shumak after the assassination of Hauptman (Capt.) Albrecht.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Two officers (Stanislav Strelkov at the foreground) fire their pistols.

Walther P38

In the said scene a German officer (Valeriy Frolov) fires a Walther P38. A P38 are also seen in hands of Ignat Barytski (Vitaliy Zikora) who hands the pistol to Pyotr Khalyazin (Yuriy Duvanov), acting under disguise of Oberleutnant Schmidt.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A German officer fires his P38 after escaping Anna Shumak.
Barytski hands a P38 to Khalyazin.
Khalyazin holds a P38.

Pocket pistol

In one scene Pyotr Khalyazin (Yuriy Duvanov) holds a pocket pistol that he describes as .25 caliber "fly swatter". Later this pistol is used by Anna Shumak (Aleksandra Kolkunova) to assassinate Gestapo officer Hauptman Albrecht. This gun resembles Llama pocket models, like Model XVII or XVIII.

For comparison: Llama Model XVIII
Khalyazin holds the pocket pistol.
Khalyazin suggests to gift the pistol to Azov but the latter declines.
A box with obviously blank cartridges in a cache in Khalyazin's room.
Anna hides the gun under the elastic on her leg.
Anna draws the pistol.
She fires at Albrecht.

Submachine Guns


A PPSh-41 is seen in the dugout of the commander of Soviet partisans unit (Valeriy Afanasyev).

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A PPSh-41 is seen in the dugout.


Some German soldiers are armed with MP38s. Pyotr Khalyazin (Yuriy Duvanov) holds an MP38 in one scene.

MP38 - 9x19mm
German soldiers fire at Barytski who activated an explosive charge in a briefcase. Two MP38s are seen at the foreground, and an MP40 at the background right.
Pyotr Khalyazin carries an MP38. Next to him Vladimir Azov (Andrei Alyoshin), also disguised as a German officer, holds an MP38 or MP40.


MP40s are also used by German soldiers.

MP40 - 9x19mm
An MP40 is seen in Soviet partisans' dugout.
A German soldier with MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s.
A German soldier in motorcycle fires at Swiatski.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Soviet partisans are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Partisans carry rifles after the execution of two accomplices of the enemy.
A partisan carries an M91/30 rifle with bayonet, attached backwards.
Another partisan carries an M91/30 rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are briefly seen when German troops march on the streets of occupied Lvov.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Barytski (Vitaliy Zikora) uses a pair of F-1 hand grenades as detonator for the explosive charge in the briefcase.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Barytski prepares the explosive charge.

Dummy Training Grenade

Vladimir Azov (Andrei Alyoshin), disguised as a German officer, holds a dummy training stick grenade.

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.

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