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Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya) - Film 1

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Waves of the Black Sea
(Volny Chyornogo morya)
Film 1: A White Sail Gleams
(Beleyet parus odinoky)
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Creator Artur Vojtetsky
Oleg Goyda
Vyacheslav Krishtofovich
Genre Drama
Broadcast 1976
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Petya Bachey Vadim Kuznetsov
Gavrik Chernoivanenko Eduard Kuporosov
Pavlik Bachey Vitaliy Agarkov
Motya Tanya Nademskaya
Vasiliy Petrovich Bachey Oleg Tabakov
Tatyana Ivanonva Ada Rogovtseva
Gavrik's grandfather Stepan Khatskevich
Rodion Zhukov Sergey Nikonenko
Terentiy Chernoivanenko Ivan Mykolaichuk

A White Sail Gleams (Beleyet parus odinoky) is the first film of Soviet TV series Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya) (filmed in 1975, released in 1976). It is a screen adaptation of the novel "Beleyet parus odinoky" by Valentin Kataev. It is set in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea coast in 1905-1906 and depicts the childhood of the main characters, Petya (Pyotr) Bachey and Gavrik (Gavrila) Chernoivanenko, during the 1905 Russian revolution.

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by revolutionaries, notably former sailor of battleship Potemkin Rodion Zhukov (Sergey Nikonenko), Gavrik's elder brother Terentiy Chernoivanenko (Ivan Mykolaichuk) and member of Odessa revolutionary commeetee Ilya Borisovich (Aleksander Kazimirov), and by police. These revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Several Gorodovoy (police officers) carry Nagant holsters. Lanyards are seen, so possibly there are revolvers in holsters.
A Gorodovoy fires his Nagant.
Ilya Borisovich holds a Nagant when he is pursued by police.
Ilya Borisovich fires at pursuers.
Terentiy Chernoivanenko holds a Nagant.
Terentiy with a Nagant in another scene.
A female revolutionary holds a Nagant.
Rodion Zhukov fires a Nagant during a prison break.

Gasser M1873

A Gasser M1873 revolver is used by Rodion Zhukov (Sergey Nikonenko). This revolver has slightly shortened barrel.

Gasser M1873
Zhukov holds his revolver.
Zhukov in action. Note that the barrel is slightly cut just to the front sight.


Mosin Nagant M1891

In several scenes Russian Imperial soldiers and prison guards carry Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers march with M91 rifles. Infantry and Dragoon rifles can be seen.
Soldiers take aim and fire at rabid circus elephant.
Prison guards with M91 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Cossacks are armed with out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Cossack convoy with M38 Carbine escorts arrested Rodion Zhukov.
He fires at escaping Zhukov.
Cossacks on hunt for escaped Zhukov.
Cossacks carry M38 Carbines.

Machine Guns

Maxim MG08/15

During the street battle revolutionaries use an out of time MG08/15, mounted on tripod of Schwarzlose Machine Gun.

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Government troops deploy an MG08/15 on tripod on street.
Revolutionaries fire the machine gun.



A 122mm M1910 howitzer is seen in several scenes.

A 122mm howitzer is used as a hearze in funeral procession of Gen. Roman Isidorovich Kondratenko, a hero of the defense of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
Government troops deploy a howitzer against the revolutionaries.


Scale models of battleship Potemkin and other Russian Navy ships are used to depicts the revolutionary events of 1905.

Battleship Knyaz Potemkin-Tavricheskiy.
A scene of Russian Black Sea fleet.

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