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Subject to Destruction (Podlezhit unichtozheniyu)

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Subject to Destruction
(Podlezhit unichtozheniyu)
Podlezhit unichtozheniyu Poster.jpg
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Vitaliy Vashchenko
Broadcast 2019
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Sergey Aleksandrovich Tyagachyov Dmitriy Shevchenko
Aleksey Petrovich Moskvin Anton Batyrev
Liza Moskvina Alina Sergeeva
Tamara Anna Sagaydachnaya
Ivan Romanovich Sychyov Aleksandr Yatsko
Maj. Sidorin Sergey Frolov (II)

Subject to Destruction (Podlezhit unichtozheniyu) is a Russian 2019 war drama mini-series. In Summer and Autumn 1941 Soviet troops use a secret weapon, radio controlled land mines against advancing Wehrmacht with deadly efficity. The German intelligence service begins the hunt for the secret of the weapon. An agent infiltrates the factory where the mines are produced. The Soviet counterintelligence prevents the enemy operation.

The following weapons were used in the film Subject to Destruction (Podlezhit unichtozheniyu):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Soviet counterintelligence officers: Maj. Sergey Tyagachyov (Dmitriy Shevchenko), Maj. Sidorin (Sergey Frolov (II)), Capt. Dugin (Aleksandr Romashko), Sr.Lt. Rybin (Boris Georgievskiy) and others. The German Hauptmann (Capt.) (Konstantin Oktyabrskiy), the commander of the saboteur group, carries a Nagant when he is disguised as a Soviet officer. Both pre- and post-1930 versions of the Nagant revolver are seen.

Nagant M1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
An officer (Ruslan Nikonenko) in charge of the patrol aims his Nagant at Maj. Sidorin.
Sidorin disarms the officer.
The same scene on a promotional image.
Capt. Dugin (at the right) and Sr. Lt. Rybin hold Nagants.
Rybin's Nagant (at the foreground) is a pre-1930 version.
A plainclothes counterintellegence officer holds a Nagant.
A Nagant is confiscated during the search in the apartments of engineer Glushko. The grip of the revolver differs from genuine Nagants and may be a modern rework.
The commander of the saboteurs, disguised as a Soviet Capt., holds a Nagant.
Wounded Sidorin holds a Nagant. His revolver is pre-1930 version.
Sidorin plans to shoot at a mine in order to prevent the fall of the secret weapon in enemy hands.
Due to a continuity error, Rybin's Nagant switches to a post-1930 version.
Maj. Tyagachyov holds a Nagant.



Ivan Romanovich Sychyov (Aleksandr Yatsko) holds a TT-33 in one scene. A TT is also briefly seen in hands of a Soviet officer during the battle with German motorcyclists.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An unnamed Sr.Lt. fires a TT.
A close-up of Sychyov's TT.
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Sychyov takes Liza Moskvina as hostage.

Luger P08

German agent Kroshkin (Vlad Nikityuk) is seen with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Kroshkin's Luger on he table.
Kroshkin fires.

Walther P38

German agent Portnov (Pavel Aldoshin) is seen with a Walther P38. A German officer (Nikolay Romashko) carries a P38 in holster.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Portnov holds his P38. This pistol lacks the front sight (probably broken).
A German officer carries a P38 in holster.
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A P38 is found in the room of killed engineer Bobkov. This is the same prop without the front sight.
A good view of the pistol on a promotional image.
A photo of the P38 from Bobkov's room erroneously shows the pistol with the front sight on place.

Submachine Guns


Maj. Sidorin (Sergey Frolov (II)) carries a PPSh-41 in several scenes. PPSh-41s are aslo used by Soviet soldiers and some German saboteurs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier of the guard of the secret cargo holds a PPSh.
Soldiers of the guard with PPSh-41s and a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle on a promotional image.
A soldier of the guard confronts too suspicious patrolmen.
German saboteur Otto (Aleksey Khilskiy) in the Soviet uniform with a PPSh.
Maj. Sidorin fires a PPSh during the battle with the German motorcyclists.
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Sidorin with the PPSh during the battle with the saboteurs.
Otto in shootout with Maj. Sidorin.
A soldier aims his PPSh at the lorry with Sychyov and Liza Moskvina.
Same scene on a promotional image.


Several German soldiers carry MP38 submachine guns.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A guard in the camp for Soviet POWs carries an MP38.
Podlezhit unichtozheniyu-MP38-2.jpg
Motorcyclists fire their MP38s.
Capt. Lukin (Sergey Derevyanko) holds a captured MP38 after the battle.
Capt. Lukin and unnamed Sr. Lt. hold MP38s.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

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

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldiers carry M91/30 rifles, mostly with bayonets.
A German saboteur grabs the rifle of a killed Soviet sentry.
The same scene on a promotional image.
A wounded soldier fires at the escaping saboteur.
A radio operator of the saboteur group carries an M91/30 rifle.
One of the guards of the secret cargo holds an M91/30 rifle on a promotional image.
Two patrolmen stop the car with the secret cargo.
A sentry with an M91/30 rifle.
A patrolman carries an M91/30 rifle.
Capt. Lukin (Sergey Derevyanko) takes a rifle of a killed soldier.
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German saboteurs in the Soviet uniform fire M91/30 rifles.
A soldier aims his rifle at the lorry with Sychyov and Liza Moskvina. The barrel of the rifle of another soldier is seen to the left.

Karabiner 98k

Several German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier carries a Kar 98k on sling.
Soldiers carry Kar 98k rifles.
The 98k rifles in center and at the right are "Kriegsmodell".
A close-up of the stock.
A motorcyclist fires his rifle.
Two soldiers with 98k rifles.

Mockup Rifles

A number of rifles, seen in the guardroom of the secret facility, turn out to be crude mockups.

Podlezhit unichtozheniyu-MockupRifles-1.jpg


Double Barreled Shotgun

A watchman at the bridge holds a Double Barreled Shotgun.

For reference: Russian TOZ-B double barreled side by side shotgun with exposed hammers - 16 Gauge
The watchman shoots in air.
He stands with the shotgun in hands.

Machine Guns

MG 34

German soldiers use MG 34 machine guns in several scenes.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. With Gurttrommel 34 - 50 round belt drum magazine.
An MG 34 is mounted on the German motorcycle.
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A guard in the camp for Soviet POWs holds an MG 34.
He executes several POWs.

Other Weapons


What appears to be an anachronistic TM-62 anti-tank mine (most likely TM-62P) is seen in one scene.

TM-62M anti-tank mine. The screen weapon seems to be a slightly different TM-62P.
A TM-62 mine is seen in the scene when Soviet POWs are used for the mine clearance.


A Soviet soldier with an SVT-40 rifle is draws on the poster, seen on the wall. While the plot is set in 1941, this poster was created not earlier than 1943 as the soldier wears the shoulder straps.
A scale model of an experimental T-34-100 tank. In reality this tank was designed only in 1944.

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