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Born by Revolution: Exam (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Ekzamen)

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Born by Revolution: Exam
(Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Ekzamen)
Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey DVD.jpg
Cover for 4 DVD Collection
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Kokhan
Release Date 1975
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev Evgeniy Zharikov
Maria Ivanovna Kondratyeva Natalya Gvozdikova
Aleksey Kuzmich Bushmakin Viktor Shulgin
Vasily Voinov Stanislav Borodokin
Fedorchuk Aleksandr Bystrushkin
Olga Olga Mateshko
Yegor Rodking Aleksandr Khochinskiy
Petrovich Aleksandr Estrin

Born by Revolution (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey) is a Soviet made for TV historical films series, released in 1974-1977, directed by Grigori Kokhan and based on the novel "Povest ob ugolovnom rozyske" ("A Tale of Criminal Investigations Department") by Aleksey Nagorny and Geliy Ryabov. The series depicts the history of Soviet Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) from 1917 to 1970s, seen through the eyes of Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov).

The sixth film Exam (Ekzamen) is set in 1936. Nikolay Kondratyev investigates a murder. The suspect confesses but Kondratyev guesses that the confession is false, and another person is the real murderer.

The following weapons were used in the film Born by Revolution: Exam (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Ekzamen):


Nagant M1895

Leningrad Militsia personnel carry Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
Patrol Militsioneer Ivanchenko (V. Lebedev) draws his Nagant...
...and arrests a former criminal Solovyov (Ernst Romanov).
A militsioneer carries a Nagant in holster.

Short-barreled Nagant M1895

A short-barreled version of Nagant M1895 is a personal sidearm of Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov). Detective Fedorchuk (Aleksandr Bystrushkin) also carries a short Nagant.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3" barrel - 7.62x38R Nagant
Kondratyev carries a snub nose Nagant in shoulder holster.
Kondratyev holds his revolver.
Fedorchuk's revolver is seen next to his dead hand.
Kondratyev picks up Fedorchuk's revolver.
Kondratyev aims his gun on Petrovich.


FN Model 1910

Petrovich (Aleksandr Estrin) owns an FN Model 1910 pistol.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
A close view of Petrovich's pistol.

Tokarev TT-33

Due to a continuity error, Petrovich's FN 1910 switches to a TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Petrovich fires his TT.
He escapes from the murder place.


1893 Spanish Mauser

In the documentary footage of Spanish civil war the Republicans are seen carrying full length Mauser rifles with straight bolt handles. These are most likely 1893 Spanish Mausers.

1893 Spanish Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser
Soldiers carry Mauser rifles.
A man in center is a member of UGT - Union General de Trabajadores (General Union of Workers) that allows to identify the whole group as Republicans.

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