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Retribution (Vozmezdie)

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Retribution (Vozmezdie)
Vozmezdie 1967 Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Stolper
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Ivan Sintsov Kirill Lavrov
Gen. Maj. Fyodor Serpilin Anatoly Papanov
Tanja Ovsyannikova Lyudmila Krylova
Gen. Maj. Ivan Kuzmich Aleksandr Plotnikov
Politruk Levashov Yuriy Stoskov
Lt. Nikolay Ilyin Sergey Shakurov

Retribution (Vozmezdie) (also known as Soldiers Aren't Born (Soldatami ne roshdajutsja)) is a 1967 Soviet war drama directed by Aleksandr Stolper and based on the novel by Konstantin Simonov. It follows the events of the novel "Living and the Dead" ("Zhivye i Myortvye") that was adapted for screen in 1964 and shows the fate of three characters of the first novel, Capt. Ivan Sintsov (Kirill Lavrov), Gen. Maj. Fyodor Serpilin (Anatoly Papanov) and field medic Tanja Ovsyannikova (Lyudmila Krylova), during the Stalingrad Battle in Winter 1942/43.

The following weapons were used in the film Retribution (Vozmezdie):


Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers, including Sintsov (Kirill Lavrov), Levashov (Yuriy Stoskov), Ilyin (Sergey Shakurov) and Rybochkin (Igor Starygin), carry TT-33 pistols, seen only in holsters.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An officer carries the TT in holster.
Sintsov with TT in holster.

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet soldiers and officers are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soldiers with PPSh-41 SMGs, Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles and Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns stand in formation.
Soldiers with PPSh-41s on rest.
A soldier with PPSh in action.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

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

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles on march on winter road.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
DP-27s are seen when the soldiers stand in formation.
The DP-27 is seen at the background.
A soldier holds the DP-27 in attack.

Other Weapons


PTRD-41 AT rifles are briefly seen in several scenes.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
PTRD-41 AT rifles are seen when soldiers stand in formation.

120 mm Mortar M1938

When Capt. Sinzov inspects the positions of his battalion, soldiers move heavy mortars on wheeled carriages. They appear to be 120 mm regimental mortars M1938.

Soviet 120-mm regimental mortar M1938 on wheeled carriage
The mortar is partially seen behind the three officers.


SU-76M light SPG in attack.
T-34-85 tanks on railway flatcars.

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