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Shine, Shine, My Star (Gori, gori, moya zvezda)

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Shine, Shine, My Star
(Gori, gori, moya zvezda)
Moya-Zvezda Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Mitta
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vladimir Iskremas Oleg Tabakov
Christina Elena Proklova
Fyodor, the painter Oleg Efremov
Pashka, the cinematographer Evgeni Leonov
Serdyuk Leonid Kuravlyov
Ohrim Leonid Dyachkov
White Army Stabs-captain Vladimir Naumov

Shine, Shine, My Star (Gori, gori, moya zvezda) is a Soviet 1969 tragicomedy directed by Aleksandr Mitta. The story takes place during the Russian Civil War. An actor and theatre director Vladimir Iskremas (Oleg Tabakov) ("Iskremas" is an abbreviation that means "revolutionary art to the masses") tries to organize a people's theatre in a small town in Ukraina while Reds, Whites and various gangs fight for this town.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Shine, Shine, My Star (Gori, gori, moya zvezda):


Nagant 1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are carried by several White Army officers (these unnamed characters are played by Aleksandr Filippenko, Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov and well-known film directors Vladimir Naumov, Marlen Khutsiev and Konstantin Voinov).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. This is post-1930 version.
White Army Cossak officer (Marlen Khutsiev) holds a Nagant.
White Army officer (Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov) holds his Nagant during the blind-firing competition (their "target" is Vladimir Iskremas).
Another White Army officer holds his Nagant in the same scene.
One more White Army officer (Aleksandr Filippenko) fires his Nagant in the same scene.
A White Army officer fires his revolver at advancing Red Army soldiers.

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are used by Red comissar Serdyuk (Leonid Kuravlyov), the gang chieftain Ohrim (Leonid Dyachkov) and several White Army officers. Some of them appear to be M1930 model.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A close view at White Army Stabs-captain's (Vladimir Naumov) Mauser. This is M1930, identified by the stepped barrel.
White Army Stabs-captain with his Mauser during the blind-firing competition.
Serdyuk leads the attack with Mauser in hand.
Ohrim holds his Mauser.
A close view at Ohrim's Mauser. It seems to have features of several models of C96, possibly this prop was assembled from several different pistols.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by Reds, Whites and various bandits.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red soldiers carries a M1891/30 rifle. The bayonet is attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
A close view at the same rifle.
A Red soldier at the left holds a M1891/30 rifle.
A White soldier (Aleksandr Milyutin) holds an M1891/30 rifle.
M1891/30 rifles of White Army soldiers.
A Red Army soldier fires his rifle during the attack.
A Red Army soldier with M1891/30 rifle and a dummy RG-14 hand grenade.
One of Ohrim's bandits with M1891/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

A Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine is carried by White Army soldier Vakhromeev (Anatoli Yeliseyev).

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A barrel is seen.
Vakhromeev fires at Fyodor (Oleg Efremov).
Vakhromeev holds his rifle.

Mosin Nagant Sawn-off Rifle ("Obrez")

Many Ohrim's men carry "obrez" sawn-off rifles.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 "obrez"
A bandit holds an "obrez".
A bandit (Ivan Turchenkov) with "obrez".
Ohrim's second-in-command (Rogvold Sukhoverko) holds an "obrez" in the final scene.
A close view at the barrel.
A close view at the gun. The hex receiver is typical for pre-1936 rifles.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Reds, Whites and bandits.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Red soldiers carry a Maxim during the attack.
Serdyuk (Leonid Kuravlyov) fires Maxim.
Ohrim's bandits carry Maxim.
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
A bandit (Ivan Turchenkov) holds a barrel of post-1941 version Maxim M1910/30.

Hand Grenades

Dummy Training Grenade

Dummy training stick grenade is seen during the attack of Red Army. It stands for RG-14 hand grenade.

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
A Red Army soldier with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle and a dummy hand grenade.

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