State Border: Film 8, The

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The State Border (1980-1988). DVD cover

The State Border: Film 8 (Russian Title:Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: Na dalnem pograniche/Государственная граница: На дальнем пограничье) is a 1988 Soviet television film directed by Gennadi Ivanov. "The State border" are the historical-adventure television series about the Soviet border guards. The action takes place in the period from 1917 to late 1980 on the territory of the USSR from the Far East to the western borders. The eighth film story takes place in late 1980 in one of the southern republics of the Soviet Union. Foreign intelligence services trying to transfer secret information over a border.

The following weapons are seen in the film The State Border: Film 8:


Makarov PM

Russian Makarov PM 9x18mm Makarov
Capt. Valeriy Belov (Andrei Alyoshin) holds his Makarov PM

M1928 Thompson

M1928 "Tommy Gun" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
U.S. commandos fire their M1928 Thompson submachine guns
State Border8-M1928-2.jpg

M1928A1 Thompson

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
M1928A1 Thompson, converted for using MP40 magazines fitted for 7.62x25 blank cartridges
U.S. commando holds the M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun. Note the non-standard magazine.


Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Soviet Border guard armed with the AK-47 assault rifle
Soviet Border guard holds AK-47 modified to resemble AK-74
Soviet Border guard holds fake AK-74
Soviet Border guard firing fake AK-74


AK-74 5.45x39mm
Soviet Border guard armed with the AK-74


AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Capt. Valeriy Belov holds AKS-74U
AKS-74U lies on the rock

Afanasev A-12.7

Afanasev A-12.7 mounted on a Mi-4A helicopter - 12.7 mm
The Mil Mi-8 Hip armed with the 12.7-mm Afanasev A-12.7 machine-gun in the nose
Another shot

See Also

The State Border series

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