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The Death of Stalin

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The Death of Stalin
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Release Date 2017
Language English
Studio Main Journey
Quad Productions
Distributor Focus Films (United States)
Entertainment One (United Kingdom)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikita Kruschev Steve Buscemi
Lavrentiy Beria Simon Russell Beale
Comrade Andreyev Paddy Considine
Vasily Stalin Rupert Friend
Georgy Zhukov Jason Isaacs
Vyacheslav Molotov Michael Palin
Svetlana Stalin Andrea Riseborough
Georgy Malenkov Jeffrey Tambor

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep) and based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline. Set in the Soviet Union in 1953, the film depicts the power struggle following the death of Joseph Stalin.


The following weapons were used in the film The Death of Stalin:


Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 is used by officers of the Red Army and NKVD. Vasily Stalin (Rupert Friend) carries a TT-33 with silver grips.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
Vasily Stalin (Rupert Friend) fires his TT-33 in an attempt to stop his father's autopsy.
Close-up of the pistol.
The confiscated pistol tucked into Tarasov's (Richard Brake) waistband. Note the silver grips.
An NKVD officer with several Stalin look-alikes.
The NKVD officer barking orders.
Generals Moskalenko (Luke D'Silva) and Brezhnev (Gerald Lepkowski) hand over their sidearms to NKVD officer Aslanov (Ewan Bailey).
A Red Army officer shoots NKVD Officer Kobulov while the latter attempts to hide during the coup.
A Red Army officer executes Beria with a Tokarev TT-33. Another can be seen in the bottom left.
N.B. Historically, Beria was shot by Colonel-General Pavel Batitsky; six other NKVD officers were tried and executed at the same time, but shot by firing squad, separately from Beria.

Submachine Guns


The PPSh-41 is carried by NKVD soldiers. All the PPSh-41s in the movie have 71-round drum magazines.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Guard at the NKVD headquarters with a PPSh-41 slung.
A nervous NKVD soldier with a PPSh.
An NKVD soldier aims his submachine gun.
An NKVD soldier gives the order to disperse.

Assault Rifles


The AK-47 is used by Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) (incorrectly referred to as Field Marshal in the movie) and other Red Army officers and soldiers during the coup against Beria. One of Stalin's guards carries an AK-47.

Type III AK-47 with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
A guard at Stalin's dacha with an AK-47.
"All right, boys, meet your dates for tonight."
Georgy Zhukov (Jason Isaacs) opens up his overcoat to reveal two AKs.
N.B. Historically, General Moskalenko, not Zhukov, snuck a gun into the Kremlin to arrest Beria, while Zhukov was barred from carrying a weapon.
"I'll take the tall blonde".
Leonid Brezhnev (Gerald Lepkowski) selects one of the rifles.
N.B. Although Brezhnev was a major general in the Red Army at the end of World War II, he had been a civilian since 1946.
"Hands up or I'll shoot you in the fucking face!"
Zhukov leads the coup.
Zhukov hands his AK to a Red Army soldier so he can give Beria a well-deserved punch.
"Fuck me, Georgy's eyes really do follow you around the crapper."
Zhukov, on guard, with an AK-47, remarks on the portrait of Secretary Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor) mounted on the lavatory wall.

Battle Rifles

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Red Army soldiers carry the Mosin Nagant M91/30. Red Army guards at Stalin's funeral have rifles with bayonets fixed.

Mosin Nagant M1891 with attachable bayonet - 7.62x54mmR.
Red Army guards at Stalin's funeral carry Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles with bayonets fixed.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The army soldier to the left carries a full-length Mosin. The one next to him carries an M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Red Army and NKVD soldiers can be seen using the Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R. This was modified to become the M44 which replaced it, entering combat trials in 1943, becoming fairly common in 1944.
An NKVD soldier jumps from a truck with a Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.
The soldier with his Carbine.


Red Army and NKVD soldiers use the SKS.

Russian Simonov Type 45 aka the Russian SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm. The Russian SKS has a milled receiver and a blade bayonet. The rifles were issued with hardwood or laminated stocks. This example has a hardwood stock.
NKVD soldiers at a checkpoint with SKS rifles.
Red Army soldiers at a checkpoint with SKS rifles.
An NKVD soldier readies his SKS.
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See above.
A Red Army soldier with an SKS.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

The Maxim M1910/30 is used by NKVD soldiers at a checkpoint.

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
NKVD soldiers at a checkpoint man a Maxim M1910/30.
Close-up of the barrel.

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