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1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni
1612: Chronicles of the Time of Troubles
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DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vladimir Khotinenko
Release Date 2007
Language Russian
Studio Central Partnership
Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography
Golden Eagle
Distributor Central Partnership
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrei Pyotr Kislov
Polish hetman Kybowsky Michal Zebrowski
Kostka Artur Smolyaninov
Prince Dmitri Pozharsky Mikhail Porechenkov
Brigand Osina Aleksandr Baluev
Xenia Borisovna Violetta Davydovskaya
Voevoda of the Navolok Marat Basharov
Styopka Podkova Daniil Spivakovskiy
Mordan Aleksandr Samoylenko
Alvaro Borja Ramón Langa

1612 (Original title is 1612: Хроники Смутного времени; 1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni, literal 1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (or 1612: Chronicles of the Time of Troubles)) is a 2007 Russian historical epic movie, directed Vladimir Khotinenko. This is the second movie about Time of Troubles, the first being Minin and Pozharsky. The story takes place during the end of Time of Troubles, a period of when political upheaval, anarchy, and foreign invasion plagued the Tsardom of Russia. It is a mix of historical events and fantasy elements.

The following weapons were used in the film 1612:


Wheellock Pistol

Several Swedish and Polish mercenaries uses Wheellock Pistols throughout the film.

Wheellock pistol
Swedish mercenary carries the pistol on his belt.
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Polish mercenary draws his pistol...
...to kill an Orthodox priest.
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Flintlock Pistol

Brigand Osina (Aleksandr Baluev) carries an anachronistic Flintlock Pistol throughout the movie and fires it many times. Voevoda of the Navolok (Marat Basharov), Ivan Nikitich (uncredited), and several mercenaries also use flintlock pistols during the siege.

Replica Spanish Miqulet Flintlock Pistol similar to one used in Predator 2
Good view of the flintlock.
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Osina in ambush with his flintlock pistol.
Osina draws his pistol...
...and fires it.
Ivan Nikitich covers with his pistol.


Wheellock Musket

Kostka's (Artur Smolyaninov) personal firearm is a Wheellock Musket. Another model of the Wheellock Musket is used by Alvaro Borja (Ramón Langa). Andrei (Pyotr Kislov) also briefly holds Alvaro's musket.

Wheellock Musket (16th/17th centuries)
Kostka (Artur Smolyaninov) holds his musket.
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Kostka (Artur Smolyaninov) turns the wheel.
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Alvaro Borja (Ramón Langa) with a wheellock musket.
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Alvaro Borja (Ramón Langa) fires.
Close view of the muzzle.

Matchlock Musket

Nearly all Polish and Swedish mercenaries, as well as several Russian soldiers and militia (irregular soldiers), can be seen armed with Matchlock Muskets. One can be briefly seen in the hands of Kostka (Artur Smolyaninov).

A Matchlock musket.
Polish mercenary with a matchlock musket.
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Polish mercenaries carry their muskets.
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Close view of the matchlock.
Mercenary (Sergey Safronov) aims.
Polish mercenaries fire.
Musket at the center in the hands of a Swedish mercenary.
Kostka (Artur Smolyaninov) aims.
Polish mercenaries fire their matchlock musket during the siege of Navolok.
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Fuse Grenade

Polish mercenaries uses Fuse Grenades during the siege of Navolok.

Polish mercenary readies his grenade.
Activated grenade a second before explosion.

Improvised Grenade

Navolok defenders uses improvised grenades made from clay pots.

Two improvised grenades on a catapult.

Grenade Launchers & Mortars

Matchlock Hand Mortar

Ivan Nikitich fires a matchlock hand mortar.

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Close view.
Launcher fires.
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Close up.
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Heavy Mortar

Polish mercenaries uses heavy mortars during the siege.

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Heavy Weapons


Russian soldiers and Polish mercenaries fire cannons many times.

Naval cannon - 18th century
Russian soldiers load the cannon with False Dmitriy I's ashes.
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Leather Cannon

Andrei (Pyotr Kislov) made a Leather Cannon. It's historically correct. This was an actual cannon.

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