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Lyubov Yarovaya

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Lyubov Yarovaya
Lyubov Yarovaya Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Fetin
Release Date 1970
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lyubov Yarovaya Lyudmila Chursina
Mikhail Yarovoy Vasiliy Lanovoy
Pavla Petrovna Panova Rufina Nifontova
Roman Koshkin Vasiliy Shukshin
Fyodor Shvandya Kirill Lavrov
Maksim Ivanovich Gornostayev Anatoliy Papanov
Natalya Ivanovna Gornostayeva Nina Alisova
Col. Malinin Vladimir Kenigson

Lyubov Yarovaya is a Soviet 1970 historical drama movie, adapted from same title play by Konstantin Trenyov (1926) and directed by Vladimir Fetin. A family is torn apart by Russian Civil war: Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy) is a White Army officer while his wife Lyubov Yarovaya (Lyudmila Chursina) is on Reds side. Yarovoy, whom his wife thinks dead, infiltrates the local revolutionary committee, posing as Commissar Vikhr. He foils the plan of Red troops and helps Whites to take the town. Lyubov recognizes Mikhail and renounces him. While Whites control the town, Lyubov is suspected for being a member of Red underground organisation. Mikhail saves her and claims that their love is more valuable for him than the civil war. But when Reds retake the town, Lyubov give Mikhail out.

The original play was adapted for screen four times: in 1953, 1970, 1977 and 1981.

The following weapons were used in the film Lyubov Yarovaya:


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by both Reds and Whites, notably Poruchik Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy), the chairman of revolutionary committee (Revcom) Roman Koshkin (Vasiliy Shukshin) and Red sailor Fyodor Shvandya (Kirill Lavrov).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Koshkin draws his Nagant on Revcom member Grozny (Boris Novikov) who holds an Astra 900.
Mikhail Yarovoy, posing as Red Commissar Vikhr, draws his Nagant.
Yarovoy-Vikhr with a Nagant.
A White officer (Stanislav Sokolov) holds a Nagant when White troops break in the Revcom building.
Koshkin holds a Nagant.
Koshkin fires at Yarovoy.
Shvandya, disguised as a White officer, carries a Nagant in holster.
Mikhail Yarovoy holds a Nagant.
White Army Feldfebel (senior NCO) Semyon (Vitaliy Matveev) fires at Lyubov Yarovaya.


Walther Model 4

A Walther Model 4 is seen in hands of Lyubov Yarovaya (Lyudmila Chursina). Possibly same pistol was used in another Lenfilm production of 1970s, Krakh inzhenera Garina.

Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP
Lyubov Yarovaya holds a Walter Model 4.
Another view of the scene.
A closer view of the gun.

Mauser C96/Astra 900

Mauser C96 pistols are used by two Revcom members, Fyodor Shvandya (Kirill Lavrov) and Konstantin Grozny (Boris Novikov). Possibly this is an Astra 900 (a single prop reused), judging by the shape of the front part of the pistol, but it's not for sure.

Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Astra 900 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Shvandya (at the right) holds a Mauser.
Grozny holds his pistol.
Grozny's pistol is seen on the table.
Shvandya runs with the pistol in hand.
Shvandya encounters White soldier Pikalov (Mikhail Ladygin).
Shvandya raises his pistol.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by both Red and White troops.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red soldier on guard on the bridge.
A Red soldier (Nikolai Melnikov) holds an M91 rifle.
Reds with M91 rifles.
A close view of the barrel and bayonet of M91 of White soldier Pikalov (Mikhail Ladygin).
Pikalov encounters Shvandya (Kirill Lavrov).
A Yefreytor (Arkadi Trusov) in charge of Shvandya's convoy holds M91 rifle.
The Yefreytor and soldier Anton (Aleksandr Anisimov) escort Shvandya.
Anton and Shvandya with M91 rifles.
A centry (Pavel Pervushin) in Whites headquarters.
White soldiers of prison guard with M91 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some White Cossacks and soldiers use out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Cossack's M38 Carbine is seen in center.
A Cossack at the right carries an M38 Carbine.
A White soldier with M38 Carbine in convoy of Koshkin.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 is seen on Reds outpost on the bridge. Maxims are also mounted on Whites armoured car.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim on the bridge.
Maxims are mounted in turrets of Austin armoured car of White troops.

Other Weapons

Dummy Training Grenade

Poruchik Mikhail Yarovoy (Vasiliy Lanovoy) holds a hand grenade during the escape from Whites headquarters. It appears to be a dummy training stick grenade, standing for RG-14 hand grenade.

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
RG-14 Russian hand grenade
Yarovoy throws a grenade.



White Army Col. Malinin (Vladimir Kenigson) carries a holster for a compact pistol. The holster lacks the compartment for spare magazine which is untypical for military patterns so it's possibly a civilian model.


An abandoned 3-inch M1902 field gun is seen on the road.



A replica of Austin armoured car is used in the movie.

Austin armoured car of White troops.

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