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Kochubey Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yuriy Ozerov
Release Date 1958
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ivan Antonovich Kochubey Nikolay Rybnikov
Vasiliy Kandybin Pavel Usovnichenko
Andrey Savvich Roy Sergey Yakovlev
Natalya Lyudmila Khityaeva
Ivan Lukich Sorokin Stanislav Stankevich
Sashko Nalivayko Yulian Panich
Mit'ka Shilo Konstantin Sorokin
Sergo Ordzhonikidze Yefim Kopelyan

Kochubey is a Soviet 1958 B&W historical war movie directed by Yuriy Ozerov and based on the novel by Arkadiy Perventsev. It depicts the life and death of Ivan Antonovich Kochubey (Nikolay Rybnikov), a notable Red Army commander of Russian Civil war, known for his courage and talent of military leader, but also for incredible indiscipline. This lead him to conflict with high command of Red Army (in the movie this conflict is shown as a result of a conspiracy of White agents). As a result, Kochubey's brigade was disbanded. With several trusted men, Kochubey falls under attack of Whites. Exhausted by the disease, he is captured and executed.

The following weapons were used in the film Kochubey:


Nagant M1895

Many Red Army commanders, notably Commissar Vasiliy Kandybin (Pavel Usovnichenko) and Chief of Staff Andrey Savvich Roy (Sergey Yakovlev) of Kochubey's cavalry brigade, also Kochubey's orderly Akhmed (Vyacheslav Voronin), carry Nagant M1895 revolvers.

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Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Ivan Kochubey (Nikolay Rybnikov) disarms the commandant of the building of the Central Executive Committee of North Caucasian Soviet Republic who tried to prevent Kochubey from entering.
Vasiliy Kandybin carries a Nagant in holster.
Mit'ka Shilo (Konstantin Sorokin), a commander of a unit of Kochubey's cavalry brigade, fires at a railway tank car with "Poison" indication and finds out that it contain brandy alcohol.
Ivan Lukich Sorokin (Stanislav Stankevich), Commander-in-Chief of Red troops on North Caucasus, holds a Nagant.
Andrey Roy fires a Nagant in the last stand against Whites. The angular post-1930 front sight can be seen.
Akhmed fires his revolver in same scene. His Nagant seems to have pre-1930 rounded front sight.


Mauser C96

The commander of cavalry brigade Ivan Antonovich Kochubey (Nikolay Rybnikov), Commander-in-Chief of Red troops on North Caucasus Ivan Lukich Sorokin (Stanislav Stankevich) and several other Red Army commanders carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Kochubey fires his Mauser during the cavalry attack.
Sashko Nalivayko (Yulian Panich), a commander of a unit of Kochubey's cavalry brigade, holds a Mauser (at the right).
Sorokin carries a Mauser in holster.
A good view of Kochubey's Mauser in holster.
Kochubey on horseback, with his Mauser in hand, breaks into the theatre.
Kochubey's Mauser is tucked in his belt.
Pelipenko (Mikhail Vasilyev), a commander of a unit of Kochubey's cavalry brigade, holds a Mauser in the scene in the theatre.
Pelipenko fires at Sorokin who is removed from office of the commander-in-chief and accused of treason.

Unidentified pistol

When Sorokin is removed from office of the commander-in-chief, he draws a compact pistol that bears some resemblance with FN Model 1910.

For comparison: FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Sorokin draws his pistol but is shot by Pelipenko.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Reds and Whites are mostly armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles.

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Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
White soldiers aim M91 Infantry rifles.
A White soldier with M91 rifle.
Reds with M91 rifles during the battle on the bridge.
A rifle next to dead Red Army man.
Commissar Vasiliy Kandybin (Pavel Usovnichenko) holds a rifle.
Kandybin with a rifle in attack.
Red sailors with M91 rifles.
White soldiers convoy captive Kochubey.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some of Red cavalrymen are armed with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A man in center raises an M38 Carbine.
A cavalryman at the left carries an M38 Carbine.
One of Kochubey's men holds a carbine during the last stand against Whites.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by both Reds and Whites.

Maxim M1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim of White troops in action.
A Maxim of White troops in a cover of sandbags.
A Maxim on Red tachanka horse cart.
A Maxim on Red tachanka.
Maxim M1910/30, post 1940 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim of post-1940 version on positions of Red troops, deployed against Kochubey's brigade.

Other Weapons

Flare Pistol

In one scene Chief of Staff Andrey Roy (Sergey Yakovlev) fires a flare pistol. It's hard to identify this gun for sure but the general outlook resembles OSP-30.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm

RG-14/30 Hand Grenades

Both Reds and Whites use RG-14/30 hand grenades (possibly mockups).

RG-14/30 hand grenade.
A White soldier throws a grenade at attacking Red cavalrymen.
A Red sailor at the right carries a grenade.
A Red sailor in center carries a grenade.
Several Red sailors carry grenades.
Andrey Roy (Sergey Yakovlev) holds a grenade during the last stand against Whites.
Roy is shot.

Unidentified Hand Grenade

During the battle for the bridge Red nurse Natalya (Lyudmila Khityaeva) uses a hand grenade to destroy a Whites machine gun. This is a "pineapple" grenade of unclear model.




76.2mm M1902 field gunds are used by both Reds and Whites.

Whites 3-inch gun.
Reds 3-inch gun on position.
A 3-inch gun, abandoned during the retreat of Kochubey's brigade.

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