Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye), The

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The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye)
Voskhozhdeniye DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Larisa Shepitko
Release Date 1977
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sotnikov Boris Plotnikov
Rybak Vladimir Gostyukhin
Portnov Anatoly Solonitsyn
Sych Sergei Yakovlev
Demchikha Lyudmila Polyakova


The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) is a 1977 Soviet war drama directed by Larisa Shepitko and based on the novel "Sotnikov" by Vasil Bykov.


The following weapons were used in the film The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye):

Contents


Submachine Guns

MP40

German soldiers and several Hilfspolizei (auxiliary police) personnel are armed with MP40 submachine guns. MP40s are also seen in hands of partisans.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A partisan at the left holds an MP40.
Hilfspolizei Stas Gumenyuk (Nikolai Sektimenko) fires his MP40.
Gumenyuk with MP40 on sling.
A German soldier carries an MP40.

Rifles and Shotguns

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet partisans, including Sotnikov (Boris Plotnikov), are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A partisan with M91/30 rifle.
Sotnikov draws a cartridge clip from his pocket...
...and reloads the rifle.
A close view of the rifle. Note the hex receiver, typical for pre-1936 version of M91/30.
Rybak (Vladimir Gostyukhin) carries his own Mauser rifle and Sotnikov's M91/30.

Mauser Rifle

Partisans, including Rybak (Vladimir Gostyukhin), and Hilfspolizei personnel are armed with Mauser rifles. Due to the straigh bolt handle they can be identified as Czech Vz-24 rifles.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Rybak carries a Mauser rifle.
A close view of the rifle.
Another close view.
A Hilfspolizei at the right carries a rifle. A straight bolt handle can be seen.
Another view of a Mauser with a straight bolt handle.

Double Barreled Shotgun

A double barreled shotgun is seen in hands of a partisan.

Voskhozhdeniye-Shotgun-1.jpg

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim M1910/30 machine gun is seen during the opening credits.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Partisans carry a Maxim through the winter forest.

MG34

An MG34 on tripod is seen during the opening credits.

MG34 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 on tripod is seen at the right.

Other Weapons

Dummy Training Grenade

Dummy training stick grenades, standing for RG-14/30s, are carried by several partisans.

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
A partisan carries a grenade tucked at his belt.



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