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Born Twice (Dvazhdy rozhdyonnyy)

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Born Twice (Dvazhdy rozhdyonnyy)
Dvazhdy rozhdyonnyy DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Arkadi Sirenko
Release Date 1983
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrey Bulygin Vyacheslav Baranov
Von Boetger Georgiy Drozd
Tanya Tatyana Dogileva
Andrey's Mother Nina Ruslanova
Sgt. Ogorodnikov Eduard Bocharov
The ship captain Sergei Plotnikov

Born Twice (original title Dvazhdy rozhdyonnyy) is a 1983 Soviet war drama directed by Arkadi Sirenko. In Spring 1942 a Soviet cargo ship with wounded soldiers on board is sunk by Luftwaffe planes in the ice-covered White Sea. The only survivor is a 18 years old Pvt. Andrey Bulygin (Vyacheslav Baranov). Now he has to overcome the hard way on ice while the German ace pilot who wants to "complete his job" pursues the young soldier.

The following weapons were used in the film Born Twice (Dvazhdy rozhdyonnyy):


Some Soviet marines carry PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A seaman fires his PPSh at attacking German planes.
Two marines at the right carry PPSh-41s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Soviet soldiers and marines, including Andrey Bulygin (Vyacheslav Baranov), Uncle Panteley (Nikolay Volkov), and Mokhov (Sergey Yurtaykin), are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Uncle Panteley (at the left), Mokhov (at the right) and other soldiers stand in formation with M91/30 rifles.
A soldier fires his rifle at attacking German planes.
A rarely seen opened Mosin magazine.
Bulygin hunts for a seal.
Bulygin fires his last cartridge at a German plane.

Mosin Nagant M1891

In the final scene Bulygin's (Vyacheslav Baranov) rifle switches to old M1891 Infantry rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A close view of the barrel in the final scene. The position of the barrel ring matches pre-1930 version.

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are carried by Soviet soldiers.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A marine in center carries a DP-27.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet troops. A twin AA mounting of Maxim is mounted on the ship. It is manned by Sgt. Ogorodnikov (Eduard Bocharov) while Andrey Bulygin is gunner's assistant.

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
A Maxim is seen during the opening credits.
A close view of the barrel of twin AA Maxim.
The general view of the AA mounting.

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