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High Award (Vysokaya nagrada)

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High Award (Vysokaya nagrada)
Vysokaya nagrada Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yevgeni Shneider
Release Date 1939
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Professor Nikita Dmitrievich Bogolyubov Nikolai Svobodin
Nadya Bogolyubova Tamara Altseva
Andreika Bogolyubov Vladimir Tumalaryants
Lt. of State Security Nikolay Mikhailov Andrei Abrikosov
Anatoliy Nikolaevich Sventitskiy Viktor Kulakov
The waiter Andrey Fayt
"Uncle Vasya" Boris Petker

High Award (a direct translation of the original title Vysokaya nagrada) is a Soviet 1939 spy movie, directed by Yevgeni Shneider. Foreign spies hunt for the drawings of brand new Soviet airplane, designed by Professor Nikita Bogolyubov. They try to get to Bogolyubov, using his childs, conservatory student Nadya and junior schoolboy Andreika. But all spies activities are countered by counterintellegence officer Nikolay Mikhailov.

The following weapons were used in the film High Award (Vysokaya nagrada):


FN Model 1900

FN Model 1900 pistols are used by Lt. of State Security (Captain level rank) Nikolay Mikhailov (Andrei Abrikosov) and foreign spies - Bogolyubov's daughter's fiance Anatoliy Nikolaevich Sventitskiy (Viktor Kulakov), an agent posing as the waiter from the restaurant (Andrey Fayt), and circus clown and dog trainer "Uncle Vasya" (Boris Petker).

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Sventitskiy holds a pistol.
The waiter kills Sventitskiy and depicts the scene as suicide.
The waiter draws one of his pistols.
Lt. Mikhailov surprises the agent.
Mikhailov disarms the agent.
Mikhailov holds the agent at gunpoint.
"Uncle Vasya" takes Bogolyubov's son Andreika as hostage.
Mikhailov fires his pistol in shootout with "Uncle Vasya".


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

A sentry in the Directorate of State Security holds a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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A counterintellegence officer carries a holster for FN Model 1900.
Maj. of State Security (Colonel level rank) Petrov (Konstantin Nassonov) carries a holster for FN Model 1900.

Documentary Footage

Numerous models of Soviet weapons are seen in documentary footage of military parade on Red Square in Moscow.

Simonov AVS-36

Red Army soldiers march with Simonov AVS-36 automatic rifles.

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle - 7.62x54mmR
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Soldiers in front row carry AVS-36 rifles.
A close view of AVS-36.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Red Army soldiers march with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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Soldiers with M91/30 rifles.
Sailors with M91/30 rifles.

Red Army soldiers march with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 sniper rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle with Russian PU 3.5x sniper scope (this example is one of the repurposed SVT-40 scopes, 91/30 PU scopes had consistent tube diameter as the mount rings were shorter) and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers in second row carry M91/30 rifles with sniper scopes. They are also fitted with bayonets that was a real practice even for sniper rifles.

Degtyaryov DP-27

Red Army soldiers march with Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
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Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS

ShKAS machine guns are mounted on I-16 fighter planes.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Wing-mounted ShKAS are seen.

Dyakonov Rifle Grenade Launcher

Red Army soldiers march with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, fitted with Dyakonov Rifle Grenade Launchers.

M91/30 rifle with Dyakonov grenade launcher.
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The last row carries M91/30 rifles with Dyakonov grenade launchers.


152mm ML-20 gun-howitzers (or similar looking 152mm guns M1910/34) on march.
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76.2mm M1931 (3-K) AA guns on march.
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152mm Br-2 heavy guns on march.


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BT tank. Strangely, this tank has BT-5 hull and a conical turret of BT-7 mod.1937.


Tupolev TB-1 bombers and Polikarpov I-15bis fighter planes.
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Polikarpov I-16
Tupolev TB-3

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