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Poem of Kovpak: Carpathians, Carpathians... (Duma o Kovpake: Karpaty, Karpaty...)

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Poem of Kovpak: Carpathians, Carpathians...
(Duma o Kovpake: Karpaty, Karpaty...)
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Timofei Levchuk
Release Date 1976
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sidor Artemyevich Kovpak Konstantin Stepankov
Semyon Vasilyevich Rudnev Valentin Belokhvostik
Sgt. Fyodor Karpenko Mikhail Golubovich
Zurab Toladze Zurab Kapianidze
Pavel Ustuyzhanin Mikhail Kokshenov
Dr. Galina Ocheret Silviya Sergeichikova
Petrovsky Nikolay Shutko
Vasily Gurin Aleksandr Anurov

Poem of Kovpak: Carpathians, Carpathians... (Duma o Kovpake: Karpaty, Karpaty...) is a Soviet 1976 war movie directed by Timofei Levchuk. It is the third part of the tetralogy of films, depicting the activities of Soviet partisan unit under the command of Sidor Artemyevich Kovpak on Nazi-occupied territories of Ukraine in 1941-1944. The events, covered in Karpaty, depicts the Carpathian raid of the partisan unit in Summer-Autumn 1943.

The following weapons were used in the film Poem of Kovpak: Carpathians, Carpathians... (Duma o Kovpake: Karpaty, Karpaty...):

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 SMGs are widely used by partisans, notably Semyon Rudnev (Valentin Belokhvostik), Fyodor Karpenko (Mikhail Golubovich), Platon Goronko (Yevgeni Zharikov) and Zurab Toladze (Zurab Kapianidze).

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A partisan at the left holds the PPSh.
Partisans with PPSh-41 SMGs and DP-27 machine gun on march.
Rudnev holds his PPSh during the attack of German planes.
A partisan at the left holds the PPSh.
Partisans hold PPSh-41 SMGs with drum and stick (seen at the left) magazines.


Partisans also use PPS-43 SMGs.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A partisan at the background holds the PPS.
Partisans with PPSh and PPS SMGs carry the body of killed comrade-in-arms.
Voytenko (Stanislav Borodokin) carries PPS-43.
Olya (Nina Ilyina) fires PPS-43.

PPS-43 (Visually modified)

Some screen PPS-43 are visually modified with the barrel covers removed and the barrels fitted with Cutts compensators of Thompson SMG. These appear to be movie props, previously used in Sokrovishcha pylayushchikh skal, where did they displayed Halcón Modelo 1949 (which makes them a logical anachronism).

Wisually modified PPS is seen at the left.
A partisan at the left fires visually modified PPS.
Vasily Gurin (Aleksandr Anurov) holds visually modified PPS.


MP40 SMGs are widely used by both German troops and Soviet partisans.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A partisan at the left carries the MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s counterattack partisans during the battle for the railway station.
Vasily Voytenko (Stanislav Borodokin) with MP40 and Semyon Rudnev (Valentin Belokhvostik) with PPSh-41.
German soldiers with MP40 SMGs and Karabiner 98k rifles.
A partisan at the left carries the MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Soviet soldiers and partisans are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A young partisan holds M91/30 rifle on positions.
Velas (Vladimir Antonov) carries the M91/30 rifle.
Partisans with M91/30 rifles cross the improvised floating bridge.
Partisans with M91/30 rifles and DP-27 machine gun in battle in Carpathian forest.
Mountain guide Ivanochko (Vasili Simchich) fires the M91/30 rifle at the right.
Partisans with M91/30 and Karabiner 98k rifles move the 45-mm gun on mountain trail.
A partisan carries M91/30 rifle on sling.

Karabiner 98k

Many German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. Captured 98k rifles are used by partisans.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Velas (Vladimir Antonov) carries the 98k rifle.
German soldiers with 98k rifles and MP40 SMGs.
Gebirgsjägers (mountain troops) in battle.
Partisans with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 and Karabiner 98k rifles move the 45-mm gun on mountain trail.
Partisans on rest. Two 98k rifles are seen at the left.
German sniper on hunt. The scope of his rifle doesn't match any wartime model.
A partisan at the right carries the 98k rifle.

Assault Rifles

Sturmgewehr 44

Some partisans are seen with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles. Summer 1943 is too early for these guns.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
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Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Partisans widely use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
DP-27 at the left.
A partisan with DP-27 prepares to repel the German attack. Next to him Fyodor Karpenko (Mikhail Golubovich) holds the PPSh-41.
The DP-27 is seen at the foreground.
A partisan with DP-27 on rest.
A partisan fires his DP-27 during the night battle.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by partisans. Both pre- and post-1941 versions are seen.

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Partisans move the Maxim on battlefield.
A very strong man carries all sixty-four kg (about 140 lbs) of Maxim.
The Maxim on cart.
Partisans carry disassembled Maxim.
Semyon Rudnev (Valentin Belokhvostik) fires the Maxim in his last battle, covering the retreat of the main part of the unit.
Stepan Krymov (Leonid Slisarenko) lies dead on his Maxim.


Wehrmacht troops widely use MG34 machine guns. Captured MG34s are used by partisans.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG34 supports the German attack.
Duma o Kovpake-Part3-MG34-4.jpg
A closeup of firing MG34.
Vasily Nikolayev (Nikolay Merzlikin) fires the MG34.
Medved (Viktor Plotnikov) carries the MG34.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranates are used by both German soldiers and Soviet partisans.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A partisan with Stielhandgranate.
Lenkin (Ivan Gavrilyuk) throws a grenade in battle.


PTRD-41 AT rifles are used by partisans.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
The PTRD is seen at the background.
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Partisans carry PTRD AT rifles on march.

45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

45-mm 53-K AT guns are used by partisans.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
45-mm gun in action.
On river crossing.
In mountains.
45-mm guns support the attack of partisans.

7.5 cm Pak 40

Wehrmacht troops use 7.5 cm Pak 40 guns in several scenes.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
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Duma o Kovpake-Part3-PAK40-3.jpg

BM-37 Mortar

Partisans use BM-37 Mortars.

Soviet 82mm BM-37 Mortar
BM-37 is transported in horse cart.

Granatwerfer 36 Mortar

Granatwerfer 36 Mortars are also seen.

5-cm leichter Granatwerfer 36 Mortar
Two leGrW 36 are seen on the cart.
Duma o Kovpake-Part3-Mortar-5.jpg
The barrel of leGrW 36 is seen at the background.



BTR-40 stands for German APC.
BTR-152 stands for German APC.
Visually modified PT-76 stands for German tank.
Duma o Kovpake-Part3-PT76-2.jpg
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