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The Action (Aktsiya)

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The Action (Aktsiya)
Aktsiya DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shamshurin
Release Date 1987
Language Russian; German
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Yegor Syomin Boris Galkin
Vasily Pevtsov Georgi Yumatov
Valentin Kareev Oleg Strizhenov
Lt. Maria Sergeeva Yekaterina Vasilyeva (II)
Lt. Vsevolod Veselov Aleksandr Novikov
Lt. Albert Volkov Artyom Kaminsky

The Action (original title Aktsiya) is a 1987 Soviet war movie directed by Vladimir Shamshurin. In Summer 1943 a small group of Soviet commandos is sent in German rear with a mission to locate Abwehr training school and capture the documents about the German spy ring.

The following weapons were used in the film The Action (Aktsiya):


TT-33 Pistol

Tokarev TT-33 pistols are seen in hands of Syomin (Boris Galkin), Masha Sergeeva (Yekaterina Vasilyeva (II)) and Alik Volkov (Artyom Kaminsky).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm
Masha Sergeeva fires a TT during the training.
Volkov fires two TTs akimbo in the same scene.
Masha's sparring partner (uncredited) holds a TT during the training in close combat.

Luger P08

Kareev (Oleg Strizhenov) carries a Luger P08 in several scenes. P08s are also seen in hands of German officers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Kareev gives his Luger to Vanin (Aleksandr Yanvaryov).
A German officer on roadblock fires his pistol.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by Maj. Syomin (Boris Galkin) in one scene.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Syomin holds Kareev at gunpoint.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum magazines are carried by Soviet soldiers and partisans.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm
A soldier at the background holds a PPSh.
Several partisans carry PPSh-41s during the attack.


MP40 submachine guns are carried by German soldiers. Syomin (Boris Galkin), Masha Sergeeva (Yekaterina Vasilyeva (II)), Seva Veselov (Aleksandr Novikov) and Alik Volkov (Artyom Kaminsky) use MP40s during the mission.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
German soldiers with MP40s guard the gates of Abwehr training school.
Syomin holds an MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s dismount from the car.
Veselov with MP40 on sling.
A wounded German soldier tries to use his MP40.


MP38s are seen in hands of Alik Volkov (Artyom Kaminsky) and Kareev (Oleg Strizhenov).

MP38 - 9x19mm
Volkov (at the right) holds an MP38.
Kareev fires an MP38 in the climactic scene.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Some Soviet soldiers and partisans are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier at the right carries a M91/30 rifle on sling.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

A Mauser Gewehr 1898 is briefly seen in hands of a partisan.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A partisan in white cap fires a G98 rifle during the attack. It appears to be too long for a Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k

Some partisans carry what appear to be Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Rifles that are supposed to be Karabiner 98k are briefly seen in hands of partisans in a group at the left.

Machine Guns

PK (visually modified to resemble MG34)

During the climactic scene Seva Veselov (Aleksandr Novikov) and Alik Volkov (Artyom Kaminsky) capture and use fake MG34 that are visually modified PKs.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
Volkov with fake MG34.
Veselov fires the machine gun.

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