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Rasputin (2011)

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French Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Josée Dayan
Release Date November 7, 2011
Language French
Studio VGTRK
Distributor VGTRK
France Télévisions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grigori Rasputin Gérard Depardieu
Nicholas II of Russia Vladimir Mashkov
Alexandra Feodorovna Fanny Ardant
Anna Vyrubova Anna Mikhalkova
Zinaida Yusupova Irina Alfyorova
Felix Yusupov Filipp Yankovsky
Irina Yusupova Natalya Shvets

Rasputin is a 2011 Franco-Russian television movie directed by Josée Dayan. As an itinerant preacher and healer, the Siberian peasant Rasputin travels through the Russian Empire. When even the pious Tsarina Alexandra invited him to court, his work aroused the disfavor of the Russian generals. With the entry into the war in 1914, Rasputin's influence became ever more dangerous.

The following weapons were used in the film Rasputin:


Mauser C96 M1930

An anachronistic Mauser C96 M1930 (obviously standing in for an earlier, original model C96) is used by Yakov Yurovsky (Andrey Astrakhantsev) to murder Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family. During the actual execution, Yurovsky used both a C96 and a Colt M1911.

Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
After reading out the execution message, Yakov shoots Nicholas twice in the heart.
A glimpse of the Mauser pistol's holster.
Charging the pistol to put Alexandra out of her misery. The stepped barrel is clearly seen. Tsarina Alexandra's execution was actually performed by a heavily intoxicated Peter Ermakov, the local leader of the Red Guards tasked with guarding the tsar and his family.

Nagant M1895

Felix Yusupov (Filipp Yankovsky), Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (Danila Kozlovsky), Vladimir Purishkevich (Igor Sergeyev), and the Bolshevik firing squad use post-1930 Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
The firing squad members point their Nagants at the Romanov family.
Mowing down the whole family.
Dmitri Pavlovich hands his Nagant over to Felix Yusupov.
Felix Yusupov raises the revolver to aim at Rasputin.
Another Nagant revolver is fired by Vladimir Purishkevich to stop Rasputin from escaping. In reality, Purishkevich used a Savage 1907 pistol during the assassination.
A close-up of Dmitri Pavlovich's revolver offers a view of the post-1930 front sight.


Mosin Nagant M91/30

Russian soldiers are mainly armed with Mosin Nagant M91/30, standing in for the earlier Imperial variant. All the fighting scenes are taken from the 2008 Russian movie Admiral (Trivia: The main actor who portrayed Admiral Alexander Kolchak in that film, Konstantin Khabensky, also has a minor role in this film as Aron Simanovich, Rasputin's personal secretary).

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Four sentries guard the entrance of the Star palace as Rasputin (Gérard Depardieu) arrives in 1906.
Another two soldiers guarding the stairs during another visit by Rasputin.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Some period-accurate Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also used by Russian soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mmR
A marching column behind Nicholas II (Vladimir Mashkov) marching with their Mosin Nagants. Note the position of the front barrel band.
Russian soldiers attacking an enemy position. Note the "Konovalov" rear sight. This scene allegedly depicts a battle in winter 1916, however, this footage is taken from Admiral, which is set during the Russian Civil War, with this specific scene depicting White forces on the attack.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Russian soldiers and Bolsheviks use anachronistic Maxim M1910/30 machine guns.

Maxim M1910/30, post-1941 manufacture with the top hatch on cooling jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Russian soldiers fire their Maxim.
The enemy Maxim team mows down advancing Russian soldiers.


76.2 mm Putilov m/02

Several Putilov m/02 divisional guns can be seen, which are also from the 2008 movie.

Putilov m/02 - 76.2x385mmR

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