Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke)

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Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke)
Svadba v Malinovke DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Andrei Tutyshkin
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nazar Duma Vladimir Samojlov
Sofya Lyudmila Alfimova
Yarinka Valentina Lysenko
Gritsian Grigori Abrikosov
Yashka the Artilleryman Mikhail Pugovkin
Popandopulo Mikhail Vodyanoy

Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke) is a 1967 Soviet comedy movie by Andrei Tutyshkin. The story takes place in an Ukrainian village during the Russian Civil war.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke):



Nagant M1895 Revolver

Nagant M1895 revolvers are seen in hands of several characters including Red Army commander Nazar Duma (Vladimir Samojlov), the chief of brigands Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) and Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) with his Nagant revolver. Note the unusual position of the ramrod which can be seen in several movies. This is a common defect of old revolvers.
Gritsian with Nagant revolver and Mauser C96 pistol tucked at his belt.
Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin) with his Nagant revolver.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver

Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy), the second-in-command of brigands, carries several handguns including Reichsrevolver M1879.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver - 10,6x25R.
Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) with his Reichsrevolver.
Popandopulo aims his Reichsrevolver at another brigand who tries to steal a part of loot.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

Another handgun used by Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) is a compact Smith & Wesson revolver, supposedly a Smith & Wesson 4th Model or its clone of Belgian or Spanish manufacture.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action - .32
Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) aims Smith & Wesson revolver at another brigand who tries to steal a part of loot (later in the same scene he changed this small revolver to larger and more "frightening" Reichsrevolver). The shape of the front sight and the trigger guard match the 4th Model.

Mauser C96 Pistol

Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) and Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) are both armed with Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters.
Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) shoots his Mauser pistol in the air to threaten the villagers.
Gritsian with his Mauser pistol in hand.
Gritsian with Nagant M1895 revolver and Mauser C96 pistol tucked at his belt.
Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) aims his Mauser pistol at disguised Nazar Duma.

Rifles and shotguns

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Several of Red Army soldiers and brigands are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
M1891/30 rifle is seen on the back of a brigand.
Another brigand with M1891/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Most of Red Army soldiers and brigands are armed with Mosin Nagant M1938 carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R.
Red Army soldier with M1938 carbine.
Several carbines are seen at the camp of Red Army cavalry squadron.
A brigand fires M1938 carbine during the night firefight.

Mosin Nagant sawn-off rifle ("obrez")

Sawn-off M1891/30 rifles known as "obrez" are used by several of the brigands.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cutted".
Several of the brigands are armed with "obrez" sawn-off M1891/30 rifles.

Mauser 98k Rifle

Several brigands are armed with 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A brigand with 98k rife.

Bolt-action shotgun

In one scene Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin) appears with a bolt-action shotgun. This is most likely rebarreled old 10.67mm Berdan rifle known in Russia as "berdanka".

Berdanka bolt action shotgun - 28 Gauge
Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin) with his "berdanka" shotgun.
Yashka threatens the old villager.

Machine guns

Maxim MG

Maxim M1910/30 MGs mounted on tachanka cart are used by both Red Army soldiers and brigands.

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR.
Nazar Duma (Vladimir Samojlov) near the Maxim MG.
The Maxim MG on the brigand's tachanka cart.


The original poster of Svadba v Malinovke.

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