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Border Dog Alyi (Pogranichnyy pyos Alyi)

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Border Dog Alyi
(Pogranichnyy pyos Alyi)
PPA Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yuliy Fayt
Release Date 1980
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sgt. Aleksey Koshkin Vladimir Dubrovskiy
Capt. Yeliseyev Viktor Kosykh
Barabulko Vasiliy Kupriyanov
Maslakov Vladimir Gerasimov
The first infiltrator Nartai Begalin
The second infiltrator Igor Kosukhin

Border Dog Alyi (Pogranichnyy pyos Alyi) is a 1980 (filmed 1979) Soviet adventure movie directed by Yuliy Fayt and based on the stories by Yury Koval. The movie depicts the adventures of Soviet border guard Aleksey Koshkin (Vladimir Dubrovskiy) and his service dog, East European shepherd Alyi ("Scarlet").

The following weapons were used in the film Border Dog Alyi (Pogranichnyy pyos Alyi):


Makarov PM

A Makarov PM is a service sidearm of the commander of the border outpost Capt. Yeliseyev (Viktor Kosykh).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Capt. Yeliseyev holds a PM. Next to him Vasilyev (uncredited) with AKMS.
Yeliseyev holds the PM during the arrest of the infiltrator.
Yeliseyev again draws his pistol when he figures out that the infiltrator wasn't alone.

Colt M1911A1

Both infiltrators (Nartai Begalin and Igor Kosukhin) carry M1911A1 pistols. Only a single gun is seen in a time, so it's likely that single prop was used.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
The second infiltrator draws his pistol while climbing the mountain.
The muzzle is seen.
The infiltrator aims.
The first infiltrator fires.
The second infiltrator is seen with the pistol in hand in the repeating of the opening scene.
The dog Alyi bites the armed man.
The pistol falls down.

Assault Rifles


Some Soviet border guards are armed with AKM assault rifles.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
A border guard at the left carries an AKM.
Border guards on horsebacks carry AKMs and an AKMS.
Another view of the same scene.
Sgt. Aleksey Koshkin (Vladimir Dubrovskiy) is given an AKM when he begins his service on the border outpost. Later Koshkin is seen only with an AKMS.


Most Soviet border guards, including Sgt. Aleksey Koshkin (Vladimir Dubrovskiy), are armed with AKMS assault rifles.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
Border guards on horsebacks carry AKMs and an AKMS.
Koshkin with AKMS.
Koshkin fires at a bear.
Border guards on patrol in snow covered mountains. They are armed with AKMS.
Border guard Valilyev (uncredited) holds an AKMS.
The first infiltrator is arrested.
Koshkin arrests the second infiltrator.

Machine Guns


A BTR-60PB APC, armed with a KPVT machine gun, is briefly seen in the night scene.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
The barrel of KPVT can be seen.

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