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The Sailors of Kronstadt (My iz Kronshtadta)

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The Sailors of Kronstadt
(My iz Kronshtadta)
My iz Kronshtadta Poster.jpg
Original theatrical poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Efim Dzigan
Release Date 1936
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vasiliy Martynov Vasiliy Zaychikov
Artyom Balashov Georgi Bushuyev
Vasiliy Burmistrov Nikolai Ivakin
Yan Draudin Oleg Zhakov
Ekaterina Tiyman Raisa Yesipova
Valentin Bezprozvanny Pyotr Kirillov
Poruchik (Lt.) Von Vitten Pyotr Sobolevsky

The Sailors of Kronstadt (original title My iz Kronshtadta, "We Are from Kronstadt") is a Soviet 1936 B&W war movie directed by Efim Dzigan. It depicts the story of a unit of Red seamen during the Russian civil war.

The following weapons were used in the film The Sailors of Kronstadt (My iz Kronshtadta):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by both Reds and Whites.

Nagant M1895 Revolver, post 1930 version - 7.62x38N
Anton Karabash (Ernst Gunn) holds a Nagant.
Vasiliy Martynov (Vasiliy Zaychikov) shows his Nagant to a group of curious kids.
A Red sailor fires a Nagant at a White soldier.
A White officer leads his soldiers in attack with a Nagant in hand.
Balashov (Georgi Bushuyev) fires his revolver during the close combat in trench.

Unidentified pistol

In one scene a White officer holds a pistol, possibly some version of Ruby. These pistols were purchased by Russia in 1916-17.

Garate, Anitua y Cia Ruby-Type Pistol - .32 ACP
A White officer holds a pistol at the background.


Mosin Nagant M1891 and M1891/30

A mix of Mosin Nagant M1891 and M1891/30 rifles are used by both Reds and Whites. The exact model rarely can be identified.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The cabin boy Misha (Mikhail Gurinenko) cleans a rifle. Note the early sights.
A Red soldier carries an M91/30 rifle.
Red sailors in bayonet charge. The rifle at the foreground is M91.
Red commander Yan Draudin (Oleg Zhakov) holds a rifle.
Red sailors attack from the sea.
A wounded soldier fires his rifle.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 machine guns with smooth cooling jackers are used by both Reds and Whites.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Reds attack the machine gun position of Whites.
Red sailors capture a machine gun and a White soldier (Fyodor Seleznyov).
Vasiliy Martynov (Vasiliy Zaychikov) fires a Maxim.
Another view of the same scene.

Degtyaryov DP-27

A Mark V "Female" tank, used by White troops, is armed with four Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns, replacing the originally used Hotchkiss Mk.Is.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
A close view of the machine gun. The typical flash hider is removed.
A pair of DP-27s is seen.

Other Weapons

RG-14/30 hand grenade

RG-14/30 hand grenades, standing for original RG-14s, are used by both Reds and Whites. In one scene Red soldier Vasiliy Burmistrov (Nikolai Ivakin) uses a bundle of grenades to stop a Mk V tank.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
A Red sailor at the right carries a grenade on his belt.
A White soldier tries to use a grenade.
Burmistrov takes a bundle of grenades to attack a White Army tank.
A Red sailor examines a grenade.


Mark V Tank

White troops use a Mk V tank to support the attack until it is stopped by Burmistrov, using RG-14 grenades.

My iz Kronshtadta-Tank-01.jpg
My iz Kronshtadta-Tank-2.jpg

76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

The 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902.

76.2 mm (3-inch) field gun M1902 - 76.2 x 385mm R
A 76.2mm M1902 field cannon is used by Red troops in the final scene.
102mm/L60 M1911 naval gun on a Novik-class destroyer.
A pair of 130mm/L55 M1913 naval guns on a Svetlana-class cruiser.

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