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Urgent... Secret... Gubcheka (Srochno... sekretno... Gubcheka)

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Urgent... Secret... Gubcheka
(Srochno... sekretno... Gubcheka)
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Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Kosarev
Release Date 1982
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aksyonov Stepan Yemelyanov
Basmanova Irina Korotkova
Capt. Andrey Griroryevich Kandourov Pyotr Velyaminov
Poruchik (Lt.) Aleksey Volnov Sergey Martynov
Col. Higuchi Oleg Li
Aleksandr Ivanovich Sedov Leonid Markov
Bleykin Vladimir Basov
Staff-Capt. Petrov Oleg Vidov
May Zhuravlyov Aleksandr Stishyonok

Urgent... Secret... Gubcheka (Srochno... sekretno... Gubcheka; "Gubcheka" is a short for "Gubernial CheKa") is a 1982 Soviet adventure movie directed by Aleksandr Kosarev. The plot is set in 1921 in Yakutia, during the Russian Civil War. The Whites plan to pay for the Japanese assistance by a payload of valuable furs. The Gubcheka sends a special unit across enemy lines. The unit successfully seizes the furs, but the guide of the unit is killed in action, so the return through the tayga is impossible. A new guide moves to meet the unit across the territory, controlled by Whites.

The following weapons were used in the film Urgent... Secret... Gubcheka (Srochno... sekretno... Gubcheka):


Nagant M1895

Numerous characters, notably the commander of the special unit Aksyonov (Stepan Yemelyanov), the Comissar of the special unit Basmanova (Irina Korotkova), a Cossack officer Sitnikov (German Kachin) and Staff-Capt. Goryunov (Yuri Yeryomin), are armed with Nagant M1895 revolvers. All Nagants in the movie are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
During the raid of the Red unit on the storage of furs, Aksyonov (Stepan Yemelyanov) (a hand with revolver in center) and one of his men (Aleksandr Andrusenko) hold Nagants.
A White officer of the guard of the storage holds a Nagant.
One of Aksyonov's men (V. Filimonenko) holds a Nagant. The angular post-1930 front sight is seen.
Sitnikov aims and fires at a barking dog in the reindeer herder's camp.
The head of White counterintelligence service Capt. Andrey Griroryevich Kandourov (Pyotr Velyaminov) carries a Nagant holster (at the left). It's hard to say if there is a revolver inside.
One of Aksyonov's men (Aleksandr Safronov) holds a Nagant during the attack on the telegraph station.
Basmanova holds a Nagant at the left.
Staff-Capt. Goryunov makes an attempt to arrest Aksyonov in a restaurant in Yakutsk.
A Japanese Imperial Army Lt. (Nartai Begalin) who escorts three high rank officers, abducted by the special unit, blindly fires in air.


Mauser C96 M1930

Kara (Islam Kaziyev), one of the men of the special unit, carries a Mauser C96 M1930 pistol, anachronstic for early 1920s.

Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the stepped barrel.
Kara holds his Mauser during the raid of the storage of furs.
The visible step on the barrel allows to identify the pistol as M1930.
Kara holds his pistol in the scene in the leper colony. The side-to-side lanyard ring on the grip is seen.
Kara's pistol is seen in the same scene.
Aksyonov holds Kara's Mauser in holster.


Mosin Nagant M1891

White officers in the scene on the river steamer Svyatoy Georgiy and White Cossacks carry Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles. Many rifles are seen in distance, and the exact model cannot be identified.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
A White officer on the steamer holds an M1891 Infantry rifle with bayonet.
Another White officer with an M1891 Infantry rifle in the same scene.
One more White officer in the same scene holds an M1891 Dragoon or M1891/30 rifle.
One more White officer with M1891 rifle.
Cossacks, pursuing Aksyonov, carry M1891 rifles.
Cossacks, convoying arrestees, carry M1891 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Anachronstic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used by several men of the special unit, White officers and Cossacks, and an Yakut reindeer herder. The hooded front sights are removed on some carbines to make them look more like Mosin Nagants of early 20th century.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A flash of lightning lights an M38 Carbine near the mortally wouded guide Lavrov (Valeriy Kelle-Pelle). This carbine lacks the hooded front sight.
Cossacks under the command of Sitnikov carry M38 Carbines.
One of Aksyonov's men (V. Filimonenko) holds an M38 Carbine (at the right) in the scene in the leper colony.
An M38 Carbine is seen on the wall in the same scene.
One of the Cossacks, pursuing Aksyonov, holds an M38 Carbine.
The Yakut fires at Cossacks.
White officers, patrolling Yakutsk streets, carry M38 Carbines. These carbines lack hooded front sights.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

During the raid on the storage of furs, Keshka Trofimov (Afanasiy Fyodorov) is armed with a Mosin Nagant "obrez".

Keshka fires at a White officer.

Enfield Pattern 14

The Yakut soldiers of the White Army hold Enfield Pattern 14 rifles when they exectute the sons of the herder who refuses to betray the Reds.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
The firing squad ready their rifles.
One of the P14 rifles in hands of a soldier is seen at the left.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen on the telegraph station.

The shotgun is seen on the wall behind the old telegraph operator.

Machine Guns


The Red unit has a ZB-26 machine gun, anachronistic for early 1920s. In all scenes the machine gun lacks its magazine (presumably to resemble the more appropriate belt/clip fed machine guns, such as Hotchkiss M1909).

ZB-26 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The gunner (Vladimir Kozelkov) aims the machine gun.
The gunner carries the ZB-26 on shoulder. The receiver is seen.
Another view of the same scene. The barrel and the bipod are seen.
Another view of the ZB-26.

Maxim M1910/30

A White tachanka horse cart with a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun, used as a stand-in for original M1910, is seen during the chase after Aksyonov in Yakutsk.

Maxim M1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
An officer and a plainclothes agent of counterintelligence service with the Maxim.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Aksyonov (Stepan Yemelyanov) holds an F-1 hand grenade in one scene.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Aksyonov holds a grenade during the chase.

Zip Gun

In the scene on the steamer, a Zip Gun is found in the belongins of the schoolboy May Zhuravlyov (Aleksandr Stishyonok).

Zhuravlyov's "pugach" (a popular Russian term for such zip guns, literally "frightener") is nothing more than a pipe mounted onto a wooden grip.


A row of barrels of 18th-early 19th century muzzleloading cannons in Yakutsk.

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