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Moonzund Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Muratov (II)
Release Date 1988
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sr.Lt. Sergey Nikolaevich Artenyev Oleg Menshikov
Trophim Semenchuk Vladimir Gostyukhin
Klara Izelgof alias Anna Revelskaya Lyudmila Nilskaya
Capt. 1st Rank Aleksandr Karlovich von Knupfer Nikolay Karachentsov
Admiral Aleksandr Vasilyevich Kolchak Yury Belyayev
Capt. 2nd Rank Garold Karlovich von Grapf Boris Klyuev
Frau Milch Vija Artmane

Moonzund is a 1988 (filmed 1987) Soviet two-part historical war movie directed by Aleksandr Muratov (II) and based on the eponymous novel by Valentin Pikul. The movie depicts the story of Russian Navy officer Sergey Artenyev (Oleg Menshikov) during the World War I and the Russian Revolution 1917, his love affair with beautiful and mysterious woman who turns out to be an agent of Russian intellegence, and his participation in the Battle of Moon Sound (Russian: Moonzund; currently West Estonian archipelago).

The following weapons were used in the film Moonzund:


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by the officers of the Russian Navy Sr. Lt. Sergey Nikolaevich Artenyev (Oleg Menshikov), Sr. Lt. Vladimir Petryaev (Pyotr Yurchenkov), Capt. 1st Rank Karl Joachimovich von Den (Vladimir Golovin), and an unnamed officer of the coastal artillery (Igor Dobryakov).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Artenyev draws his Nagant during the conflict with the sentry (Valery Zakharyev) on the 12-inch coastal battery on Cape Tserel.
Petryaev, an officer of the destroyer Novik, carries a revolver in holster. The holster is a Soviet Naval pattern.
Artenyev forcibly stops von Den, the commander of Novik, from surrendering the ship to Germans.
Von Den holds Artenyev's Nagant to shoot himself on the verdict of the officer's court of honor. The post-1930 front sight is seen.
Artenyev holds the revolver when the revolutionary sailors intend to disarm him.
A promotional image of Sergey Artenyev (Oleg Menshikov) with the Nagant in hand.


FN Model 1910

In some scenes Sr. Lt. Sergey Artenyev (Oleg Menshikov) carries an FN Model 1910 pistol.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Artenyev takes the FN 1910.
He loads the pistol.

Mauser C96

Revolutionary sailor Trophim Semenchuk (Vladimir Gostyukhin) carries a Mauser C96 pistol.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Semenchuk carries the Mauser in wooden holster.
Semenchuk drives away a drunk sailor.
A promotional image of Trophim Semenchuk (Vladimir Gostyukhin) with the Mauser C96 in holster.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Sailors Khatov (Yuri Goncharov) and Portnyagin (Aleksey Buldakov), guarding arrested Capt. 1st Rank von Den, carry anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines. The hoods of the front sights are removed to make the carbines look more like WWI era rifles.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Khatov's carbine is seen partially. The length of the gun allows to identify it as M38.
The front sights with removed hoods are seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are seen in several scenes in hands of Russian soldiers and sailors.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier at the background carries an M91 Infantry rifle.
A sentry (Valery Zakharyev) points the rifle at Artenyev.
A car driver carries an M91 Infantry rifle.
Another view of the same scene.
M91 Infantry rifles are seen in hands of soldiers on the battery on Cape Tserel.
Naval NCO Orekhov (Vadim Yakovlev) fires at deserting sailors.
Another view of Orekhov's rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon and M1891/30

Some Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon or anachronistic M1891/30 rifles, very similar in appearance, are also seen.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
An M91 Dragoon or M91/30 is seen near the body of the killed deserter.

Karabiner 98k

German Imperial soldiers are armed with anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
German soldiers carry 98k rifles with bayonets.
German soldiers guard Russian POWs.
German soldiers stand in formation with the rifles.
A good view of the bayonets. Judging by the shape of the grips, these are Czech Vz 24 bayonets (German index Seitengewehr 24(t)), shortened to standard length of German Seitengewehr 1884/98 III, issued for Karabiner 98k.

Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle

During the encounter with the German patrol, Trophim Semenchuk (Vladimir Gostyukhin) captures a Karabiner 98k with the sniper scope. The scope itself is a Soviet PE of 1930s pattern.

Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser. See the following image for the PE sniper scope.
For reference: PE sniper scope on Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Semenchuk holds the sniper 98k. The PE scope is seen.
The general view of the rifle.
Semenchuk hands the rifle to Artenyev...
...who examines the gun.
The bolt handle is seen.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 machine gun is seen in the dugout on the battery on Cape Tserel.

Maxim M1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910 with smooth barrel jacket is seen at the background.

Maxim M1910/30

In the following scene the M1910 switches to an M1910/30.

Maxim M1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
The Maxim is on the same position but now it is an M1910/30.
The same machine gun is seen in the night scene.


210 mm BR-17 Heavy Gun

210 mm BR-17 (M1939) heavy guns are used to represent Russian 12-inch/L52 Pattern 1907 naval guns that were installed on the battery on Cape Tserel in reality. Only one of the four guns was real, borrowed from the Artillery Museum in Leningrad, while three others were mockups.

The gun on position.
One of the mockup guns.
The BR-17 really fired during the filming. A mockup gun is seen at the left.
More views of the BR-17.

12-inch/L52 Pattern 1907

In the scene of the gunnery training on a Russian battleship, the loading of a 12-inch gun is shown. In reality this is a 12-inch/L52 Pattern 1907 gun in triple coastal turret on the Voroshilov Battery No 891 in Vladivostok (in late 1980s coastal artillery batteries with 12-inch triple turrets still were active in Vladivostok where the scene was filmed and in Sevastopol). These turrets were taken from the scrapped battleship Poltava which was actually part of the Baltic Fleet in the WWI.

Loading of a 12-inch gun. The Obukhov artillery plant markings can be seen on the gun.

4-inch/L60 Pattern 1911

In the scene of the battle of the Russian destroyer Novik with German destroyers, a 4-inch/L60 Pattern 1911 gun is seen. No active ship of the Soviet Navy had such gun in 1980s so maybe a museum gun was temporary mounted on some modern ship or a specially build replica was used.

The gun fires.
Another view of the gun.

130 mm B-2LM

A Soviet Project 30 destroyer with twin 130 mm mountings B-2LM represents a Russian Navy ship.

The barrels of the B-2LM twin mounting.

8-inch Howitzer Mk VI

An abandoned 8-inch howitzer Mk VI is seen in one scene. During the WWI Russian Army purchased 72 Mk VI howitzers, both original British and US produced. The screen artillery piece was probably borrowed from the Artillery Museum in Leningrad.

The abandoned gun is seen at the background.
The same gun is seen at the right.

Naval Mines

Russian M1908 naval mines are seen on the destroyer Novik and minelayer Pripyat. They may be inert training versions or mere mockups.

M1908 mines on Novik (what ship was used for the filming of the scenes on Novik, is unknown).

Destroyer Novik (scale model)

A scale model of the destroyer Novik is used in the scene of the naval battle.



Makarov PM

The DVD cover for Moonzund shows Artenyev holding a Makarov PM instead of FN 1910. The hand with the pistol on the collage used on the cover obviousy doesn't belong to Oleg Menshikov.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
A DVD cover shows Sergey Artenyev with the PM in hand.

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