To Survive (Chtoby vyzhit)

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Chtoby vyzhit
To survive 1993.jpg
USA Theatrical Release Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vsevolod Plotkin
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Rolan Bykov Foundation
Cinewest Entertainment Group Inc.
Raven Star Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Oleg Vladimir Menshov
Nikolai Sergey Veksler
Jaffar Aleksandr Rozenbaum
Yura Dmitri Volkov
Igor Marchuk Andrey Shcherbovich-Vecher
Kochmat Murad Aliyev
Abdy Anvar Kendzhayev

To Survive (also known as Red Mob; Russian title: Чтобы выжить, Chtoby vyzhit) is a 1992 Russian thriller. Emissary of the former "party mafia", nicknamed "Jaffar" prepares and implements a series of provocations and terrorist acts on the outskirts of the country to create the preconditions for a coup. During a attack on one of the army armories wounded his conductor.

Bandits urgently need to smuggle across the Afghan border caravan with drugs. As a conductor Jaffar tries to use the former army officer - Oleg, wherefore bandits taking hostage his son. Oleg and his army friend, Nikolai, using all his experience of the war in the mountains, enters into an unequal deadly struggle against a gangs...

The following weapons were used in the film To Survive (Chtoby vyzhit):



FN Barracuda

One of Jaffar's henchmen was armed with the FN Barracuda Revolver.

FN Barracuda Revolver. It was manufactured in 9x19mm, .357 Magnum and .38 Sp calibers.
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Stechkin APS

Oleg (Vladimir Menshov) uses Stechkin APS as his sidearm.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Oleg holds Stechkin APS

Makarov PM

One of Jaffar's henchmen armed Makarov PM.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
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Makarov PB

At the beginning of the film, in an attack on a police station, one of the gangsters carries Makarov PB.

Makarov PB with integral suppressor - 9x18mm Makarov
Gangster fires Makarov PB.


One of the Jaffar's henchmen used M1911A1 during shootout on the airport.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
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Submachine guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Jaffar (Aleksandr Rozenbaum), throughout the film carries MP5K with 15-round magazine.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm
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Czech Sa.26

One of the main weapons was used by the mercenaries, is a Sa.26 submachine guns.

Czech Sa.26 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm
Gangster, disguised as a policeman fires supressed Sa.26. The suppressor is a real PBS-4.
Gangster holds Sa.26
Jafar's man with Sa.26


Several Jaffar's mercenaries carries the Uzi submachine guns. Oleg (Vladimir Menshov) also uses Uzi in the nightly shootout.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Oleg (right) fires Uzi.

Assault rifles


One Jaffar's man armed AK47.

Type II AK-47 (note stock mounting bracket) with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm


Some Jaffar's thugs armed with the AKS-47 rifles.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
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Plenty AKS-74U rifles seen at the beginning of the movie in the armory in a police station.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
AKS-74U in armory.


Jaffar (Aleksandr Rozenbaum) uses in the end of the movie AKS-74 with GP-25 grenade launcher.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Jafar fires AKS-74
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Nikolai (Sergey Veksler) uses M16A1 rifle with XM148 grenade launcher.

XM148 (40mm) mounted on M16A1 (5.56x45mm).
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Heckler & Koch G3A4

Nikolai finds Heckler & Koch G3A4 rifle in the weapon cargo of the Jaffar's caravan, and used this in the nightly shootout with gangs, when his RPK is empty.

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Nikolai used H&K G3A4 in the nightly shootout.

SA Vz.58

One of the weapons, which Nikolai used in nightly shootout, is a SA vz.58.

Czech SA vz. 58P (Pěchotní aka "Infantry") with fixed stock - 7.62x39mm
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Mossberg 500

Nikolai (Sergey Veksler) used Mossberg 500 on hunting in the beginning of the movie.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
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Machine guns


Nikolai uses in the night shootout with Jaffar's bandits RPK LMG.

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
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The PKM machine gun is seen among the gang's weapons, and later is used by them during the night shootout.

PKM with classic (most seen) version of the flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
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UK vz. 59

UK vz. 59 machine gun seen on the wall of Jaffar's base.

UK vz. 59 - 7.62x54mm R
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Rocket launchers


Nikolai uses against Jaffar's bandits RPG-7.

RPG-7 with PG-7VM rocket and PGO-7 scope - 40mm
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Nikolai uses the RPG-18, to destroy bandits.

RPG-18 - 64mm
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