Original Theatrical Poster
Lyubov Yarovaya is a Soviet 1970 historical drama movie, adapted from same title play by Konstantin Trenyov (1926) and directed by Vladimir Fetin. A family is torn apart by Russian Civil war: Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy) is a White Army officer while his wife Lyubov Yarovaya (Lyudmila Chursina) is on Reds side. Yarovoy, whom his wife thinks dead, infiltrates the local revolutionary committee, posing as Commissar Vikhr. He foils the plan of Red troops and helps Whites to take the town. Lyubov recognizes Mikhail and renounces him. While Whites control the town, Lyubov is suspected for being a member of Red underground organisation. Mikhail saves her and claims that their love is more valuable for him than the civil war. But when Reds retake the town, Lyubov give Mikhail out.
The original play was adapted for screen four times: in 1953, 1970, 1977 and 1981.
The following weapons were used in the film Lyubov Yarovaya:
Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by both Reds and Whites, notably Poruchik Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy), the chairman of revolutionary committee (Revcom) Roman Koshkin (Vasiliy Shukshin) and Red sailor Fyodor Shvandya (Kirill Lavrov).
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Mikhail Yarovoy, posing as Red Commissar Vikhr, draws his Nagant.
Yarovoy-Vikhr with a Nagant.
A White officer (Stanislav Sokolov
) holds a Nagant when White troops break in the Revcom
Koshkin fires at Yarovoy.
Shvandya, disguised as a White officer, carries a Nagant in holster.
Mikhail Yarovoy holds a Nagant.
White Army Feldfebel
(senior NCO) Semyon (Vitaliy Matveev
) fires at Lyubov Yarovaya.
Walther Model 4
A Walther Model 4 is seen in hands of Lyubov Yarovaya (Lyudmila Chursina). Possibly same pistol was used in another Lenfilm production of 1970s, Krakh inzhenera Garina.
Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP
Lyubov Yarovaya holds a Walter Model 4.
Another view of the scene.
A closer view of the gun.
An Astra 900 pistol, standing for Mauser C96, is used by two Revcom members, Fyodor Shvandya (Kirill Lavrov) and Konstantin Grozny (Boris Novikov). The Astra appears to be the same gun, seen in several other Lenfilm production, like Nachalnik Chukotki, Zhizn Klima Samgina, and Strogovy.
Astra 900 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Shvandya (at the right) holds an Astra 900.
Grozny's pistol is seen on the table.
Shvandya runs with the pistol in hand.
Shvandya raises his pistol.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by both Red and White troops.
Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red soldier on guard on the bridge.
A close view of the barrel and bayonet of M91 of White soldier Pikalov (Mikhail Ladygin
) in charge of Shvandya's convoy holds M91 rifle.
Anton and Shvandya with M91 rifles.
White soldiers of prison guard with M91 rifles.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Some White Cossacks and soldiers use out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Cossack's M38 Carbine is seen in center.
A Cossack at the right carries an M38 Carbine.
A White soldier with M38 Carbine in convoy of Koshkin.
A Maxim M1910 is seen on Reds outpost on the bridge. Maxims are also mounted on Whites armoured car.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Maxims are mounted in turrets of Austin armoured car of White troops.
Dummy Training Grenade
Poruchik Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy) holds a hand grenade during the escape from Whites headquarters. It appears to be a dummy training stick grenade, standing for RG-14 hand grenade.
Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
RG-14 Russian hand grenade
Yarovoy throws a grenade.
White Army Col. Malinin (Vladimir Kenigson
) carries a holster for a compact pistol. The holster lacks the compartment for spare magazine which is untypical for military patterns so it's possibly a civilian model.
An abandoned 3-inch M1902 field gun is seen on the road.
A replica of Austin armoured car is used in the movie.
Austin armoured car of White troops.