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The Girl from Leningrad (Frontovye podrugi)

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The Girl from Leningrad
(Frontovye podrugi)
Frontovye podrugi 1941.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Viktor Eisymont
Release Date 1941
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Natasha Matveeva Zoya Fyodorova
Sr. Lt. Sergei Korovin Andrei Abrikosov
Lt. Andrei Morosov Boris Blinov
Zina Maslova Tamara Alyoshina
"The Cricket" Olga Fyodorina
Tamara Kozlova Manefa Sobolevskaya
Doctor Konstantin Adashevsky

The Girl from Leningrad (original title Frontovye podrugi ("Battlefield friends")) is a Soviet 1941 B&W movie directed by Viktor Eisymont. During the Winter War a group of girls from Leningrad volunteers to serve as nurses in Red Army field hospital.

The following weapons were used in the film The Girl from Leningrad (Frontovye podrugi):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are service sidearms of most Soviet officers, including Sr. Lt. Sergei Korovin (Andrei Abrikosov). The nurses carry Nagant revolvers when they are sent on the frontline.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
A nurse holds a Nagant.

Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 pistols are used by several Soviet officers.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A Soviet officer leads his soldiers in attack.

Unidentified pistol

A pistol is briefly seen in hands of a Finnish officer. The general shape, especially the long barrel, resembles an FN Model 1922 but it's only a guess.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Frontovye podrugi-Pistol-1.jpg

Submachine Guns

Suomi KP/-31

Some Finnish soldiers are armed with Suomi KP/-31 SMGs.

Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm
A Finnish soldier with a Suomi SMG in ambush.
Trishin (Vladimir Abramov) carries a captured Suomi.
A Finnish soldier fires a Suomi.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Red Army soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with attached bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers stand in formation with their rifles.
An artilleryman carries an M91/30 rifle.
Trishin (Vladimir Abramov), the driver of a field ambulance car, goes on skis, carrying a rifle and towing a sledge with medical provisions after the car was damaged on a land mine.
Red Army soldiers with M91/30 rifles and a DP-27 machine gun in attack.
Trishin fires his rifle during the shootout with Finnish ambush.
A nurse, nicknamed "The Cricket" (Olga Fyodorina), fires a rifle in the same scene.

Tokarev SVT-38

Some Red Army soldiers are seen with Tokarev SVT-38 semi auto rifles. SVT-38s are also used by Finnish soldiers.

Tokarev SVT-38 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army soldier at the right carries an SVT-38. Note the position of the rifle sling that matches SVT-38 and differs from SVT-40.
A Finnish soldier in center holds an SVT-38.
A Finnish soldier fires an SVT-38.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Red Army soldiers use Degtyaryov DP-27 SMGs. Natasha Matveeva (Zoya Fyodorova) fires a DP-27 in one scene.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army soldiers with M91/30 rifles and a DP-27 machine gun in attack.
Natasha carries a DP, taken from a wounded soldier.
Natasha fires a DP.
The machine gun runs dry.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are seen mounted on various Soviet tanks and armoured cars, including BA-10, T-37A, T-28 and Komsomolets armored tractors.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A close view of the barrel of frontal DT on BA-10 armoured car.
T-26 Model 1931 light tanks are armed with two DT machine guns in twin turrets.
A T-28 heavy tank carries three DT machine guns, one in main turret and two in twin small turrets.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by both Soviet and Finnish troops. Quad AA mountings M-4 are also seen in several scenes.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Soviet Maxim in action.
A damaged Maxim in Finnish trenches.
Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting
A quad Maxim, mounted in a lorry, fires at enemy planes.
Another view of M-4.

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 is seen in a Finnish pillbox.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Frontovye podrugi-Maxim-3.jpg

Other Weapons

RGD-33 Hand Grenade

Natasha Matveeva (Zoya Fyodorova) uses RGD-33 grenades in battle.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Natasha readies to throw a grenade.
A close view of another grenade.

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

45mm AT guns are seen in several scenes.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Komsomolets armored tractors tow 45-mm AT guns on snow-covered road.
Another view of a 45-mm gun.
A 45-mm gun in action.


Tanks and Armoured Cars

BA-10 armoured car in winter camouflage.
T-20 Komsomolets armored tractor.
A column of T-37A amphibious light tanks on the road.
A T-37A in action (at the right).
T-26 Model 1931 light tanks, armed with two DT machine guns in twin turrets.
BT-5 tank.
T-28 heavy tank, armed with a 76-mm L-10 gun and a DT machine gun in main turret and two DT machine guns in small turrets.
T-28 of early version with a shorter 76-mm gun KT-28.
Heavy tank SMK, armed with a 76-mm L-11 and a 45-mm 20K guns in two turrets. Only a single prototype was built, and it really was in action during the Winter War.


76.2-mm AA M1931 gun on position.
152-mm ML-20 gun on march.

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