At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home (Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh)

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At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home
(Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh)
At Home Among Strangers VHS.jpg
VHS Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Release Date 1974
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Egor Shilov Yuri Bogatyryov
Andrej Zabelin Sergey Shakurov
Nikolaj Kungurov Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
Vasiliy Saryichev Anatoly Solonitsyn
Brylov Nikita Mikhalkov
Lemke Aleksandr Kaidanovsky
Kayum Konstantin Rajkin

At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home (Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh) is a 1974 Soviet "eastern" action movie by Nikita Mikhalkov.

The story takes place in early 1920s, shortly after the end of Russian civil war. Egor Shilov (Yuri Bogatyryov) is sent to protect a precious shipment of gold that is sent by train. But he is kidnapped and drugged, the train is attacked and the gold is stolen. Shilov is suspected of treason and has to prove his innocence and return the gold. Shilov is now "stranger at home", and in performing his task he has to become "at home among strangers".

The following weapons are seen in the movie At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home (Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh):



Nagant M1895 Revolver

The Nagant M1895 is seen in hands of the main character of the movie, Egor Shilov (Yuri Bogatyryov) and several other characters. All those revolvers are post-1930 Nagants (note the angular shape of the front sight).

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo)
Lemke (Aleksandr Kaidanovsky) fires his Nagant in the scene of the attack of the train.
One of Brylov's men carries a Nagant in the pocket of his overcoat.
Yuri Bogatyryov in At Home Among Strangers.jpg
Shilov fires his Nagant during the shootout with Brylov (Nikita Mikhalkov).

Steyr 1912 Pistol

In one scene Brylov (Nikita Mikhalkov), the main villain of the movie, carries a nickel-plated Steyr 1912. He never fires this pistol.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm
Brylov with nickel-plated Steyr in hand.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Both Red Army soldiers and brigands use Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
Red Army soldier with M1891/30 rifle with bayonet.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Kayum (Konstantin Rajkin) carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 carbine

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Kayum (Konstantin Rajkin) holds M1938 carbine.

Winchester Model 1895

Winchester Model 1895 rifles are seen in hands of several of Brylov's men. Most likely these are Russian contract Model 1895 rifles in 7.62x54R caliber.

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54R Russian. Note the loading bridge over the receiver.
One of Brylov's brigands carries a Winchester (circled in red). A barrel of another Winchester is seen at the right.

Machine guns

Degtyaryov DT (mocked up as Lewis machine gun)

Brylov (Nikita Mikhalkov) uses a Degtyaryov DT mocked up as Lewis during the shootout with Shilov.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as a light machine gun
Close view on the fake Lewis.
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Brylov shoots fake Lewis.


Original cinema poster of At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home (1974)
  • The movie was distributed in English speaking countries under several titles: At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home, Friend Among Strangers, Stranger Among Friends, At Home Among Strangers, Stranger Among His Own.
  • Brylov's nickel-plated Steyr 1912 is the same weapon that appeared in movie Solaris two years earlier.

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