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My Destiny (Moya sudba)

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My Destiny (Moya sudba)
Moya sudba DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Leonid Pchyolkin
Release Date 1974
Language Russian
Studio Studio Ekran
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mikhail Yermakov in 1970s Ivan Lapikov
Mikhail Yermakov in 1919 Evgeniy Gerasimov
Timofey Kozhukhov/Pavel Kozhukhov Evgeniy Evstigneev
Vladimir Zubarev Vyacheslav Rastsetayev
Gennady Barabanov Vladislav Strzhelchik
Georgiy Saburov Andrey Myagkov
Lyudmila Barabanova Lyudmila Efimenko
German Kovalyov Vladimir Kashpur

My Destiny (literal translation of the original title Moya sudba) is a Soviet 1974 made for TV historical drama movie directed by Leonid Pchyolkin. In 1970s Mikhail Yermakov, general of KGB, remembers his youth in 1919 when he began his service in Cheka and participated in investigation of counterevolutionary conspiracy.

The following weapons were used in the film My Destiny (Moya sudba):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Chekists and conspirators. All revolvers are of the anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Young Mikhail Yermakov (Evgeniy Gerasimov) holds a Nagant during his first mission.
Anarchist Smirnov (Valeri Anisimov) readies his revolver.
Georgiy Saburov (Andrey Myagkov), Commissar of Cheka, holds a Nagant during the operation.
Saburov fires at escaping Smirnov.
Smirnov holds his revolver.
Smirnov holds his revolver, pressed against the wall by the pursuers.
Yermakov in ambush. A good view of angular front sight of his Nagant.
Anarchist Semyon Gorshkov (Aleksandr Kirilin) at the left holds his Nagant.
Gorshkov fires the revolver; note that the cylinder is empty.
Anarchist Olga Nefyodova (Galina Volchek) holds her Nagant.
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The Nagant on the ground.

Mauser C96

One of Nefyodova's men is briefly seen with a Mauser C96 pistol.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Moya sudba-MauserC96-1.jpg


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Chekists are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Chekists fire their rifles in salute during the funeral of Commissar Kovalyov.
A guard with his rifle in Cheka building.
A Chekist points his rifle at a conspirator who fires an "obrez".
Chekists follow Commissar Saburov while holding their rifles.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

An Anarchist uses a Mosin Nagant "obrez" during the assassination attempt on Mikhail Yermakov.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
Moya sudba-Obrez-1.jpg
The Anarchist fires.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are seen in documentary footage of 1920s.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A Militsioneer with an M91 rifle on street.
Red sailors carry M91 rifles with bayonets.
Red soldiers holding their M91 rifles with bayonets.

Various firearms

A pile of requisitioned firearms contains numerous Nagant M1895 revolvers, a pair of pocket Smith & Wesson-style revolvers (1), a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolver (2), a pistol similar to FN Model 1900 but seemingly larger (3), a Colt M1911 (4), and several unidentified rifles, one of which is possibly an Arisaka Type 38 (5).

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
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Hotchkiss Mk.I

Hotchkiss Mk.I machine guns are seen mounted on Mk A Whippet tank.

Hotchkiss Mk.I - .303 British
Mk A Whippet tank leads a column of Austin armoured cars.


Scenes of tanks and armoured cars of WW1 era are reused from Oktyabr (1927).

Mk V tanks of Red Army. More than forty Mk Vs were captured by Red Army during the Russian civil war and used until early 1930s.
Mk A Whippet tank leads a column of Austin armoured cars. Barrels of two Hotchkiss Mk.I machine guns are seen. Red Army had a dozen of Mk A tanks.
Renault-Mgebrov armoured cars. They are armed with two Maxim M1910 machine guns in gun turrets.

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