Ballad of a Soldier

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Ballad of a Soldier
Film poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigoriy Chukhray
Release Date 1959
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pvt. Alyosha Skvortsov Vladimir Ivashov
Shura Zhanna Prokhorenko
The mother Antonina Maksimova
The general Nikolai Kryuchkov
Vasya Yevgeni Urbansky
Gavrilkin Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Ballad of a Soldier (Russian Title: Ballada o soldate / Баллада о солдате) is a 1959 Soviet World War II drama directed by Grigori Chukhrai. A young soldier Alyosha Skvortsov made a heroic act - destroyed two enemy tanks. A command decided to reward him. Alyosha asked for a few days of vacation to visit his mother. The way home was long and difficult. As a result, the young soldier has only a few minutes to hug his mother and say: "I'll be back, Mom!"

The following weapons are featured in the film Ballad of a Soldier:


Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Alyosha Skvortsov (Vladimir Ivashov) armed with a Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Full-length Mosin Nagant Rifle

Full-length Mosin Nagant rifles are the mainstay weapon of the Russian soldiers

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R


PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Alyosha fires PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle at German tank
Closeup of PTRD-41

Maxim M1910

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Russian soldier carries Maxim M1910 machine gun

76.2mm divisional gun M1902

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
Destroyed 76.2mm divisional gun M1902 can be seen on the battlefield at the beginning of the movie


T-34-85 Soviet medium tank crosses the river

Fake Tiger tank

The fake German Tiger tank was built on the Soviet T-34-85 tank chassis

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