To Survive (Chtoby vyzhit)

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Chtoby vyzhit
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DVD cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vsevolod Plotkin
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Rolan Bykov Foundation
Cinewest Entertainment Group Inc.
Raven Star Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Oleg Vladimir Menshov
Nikolai Sergey Veksler
Jafar Aleksandr Rozenbaum
Yura Dmitri Volkov
Igor Marchuk Andrey Shcherbovich-Vecher
Kochmat Murad Aliyev
Abdy Anvar Kendzhayev

To Survive (Chtoby vyzhit; Russian: Чтобы выжить) is a 1992 Russian thriller. Emissary of the former "party mafia", nicknamed "Jafar" prepares and implements a series of provocations and terrorist acts on the outskirts of the country to create the preconditions for a coup. During a attack on one of the army armories wounded his conductor.

Bandits urgently need to smuggle across the Afghan border caravan with drugs. As a conductor Jafar tries to use the former army officer - Oleg, wherefore bandits taking hostage his son. Oleg and his army friend, Nikolai, using all his experience of the war in the mountains, enters into an unequal deadly struggle against a gangs...

The following weapons were used in the film To Survive (Chtoby vyzhit):



FN Barracuda

One of Jafar henchmen was armed with the FN Barracuda Revolver. The same movie prop previosly can be seen in Fools Die on Friday (Duraki umirayut po pyatnitsam).

FN Barracuda Revolver. It was manufactured in 9x19mm, .357 Magnum and .38 Sp calibers.
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Stechkin APS

Oleg (Vladimir Menshov) uses Stechkin APS as his sidearm.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Oleg holds Stechkin APS

Makarov PM

One of Jafar henchmen armed Makarov PM.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
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Makarov PB

At the beginning of the film, in an attack on a police station, one of the gangsters carries Makarov PB.

Makarov PB with integral suppressor - 9x18mm Makarov
Gangster fires Makarov PB.

Submachine guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Jafar (Aleksandr Rozenbaum), throughout the film carries MP5K with 15-round magazine.

Heckler & Koch MP5KN with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
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Czech Sa.26

Some bandits uses Sa.26 submachine guns.

Czech Sa.26 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm
Gangster, disguised as a policeman fires supressed Sa.26
Gangster holds Sa.26
Jafar's man with Sa.26


Oleg used in the nightly shootout a Uzi submachine gun.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Oleg (right) fires Uzi.

Assault rifles


One Jafar's man armed AK47.

Type II AK-47 (note stock mounting bracket) with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
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Some Jafar's thugs armed AKMS rifles.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
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Plenty AKS-74U rifles seen at the beginning of the movie in the armory in a police station.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
AKS-74U in armory.


Jafar uses in the end of the movie AKS-74 with GP-25 grenade launcher.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm
GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Jafar fires AKS-74
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Nikolai (Sergey Veksler) uses M16A1 rifle with XM148 grenade launcher.

XM148 (40mm) mounted on M16A1 (5.56x45mm).
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Heckler & Koch G3A4

Nikolai used Heckler & Koch G3A4 rifle.

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Nikolai used H&K G3A4 in the nightly shootout.


Mossberg 500

Nikolai (Sergey Veksler) used Mossberg 500 on hunting in the beginning of the movie.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
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Machine guns


Nikolai uses in the night shootout with Jafar's bandits RPK LMG.

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
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Rocket launchers


Nikolai uses against Jafar's bandits RPG-7.

RPG-7 with PG-7VM rocket and PGO-7 scope - 40mm
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Nikolai uses the RPG-18, to destroy bandits.

RPG-18 - 64mm
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