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To Command Yourself (Prikazhi sebe)

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To Command Yourself (Prikazhi sebe)
Prikazhi sebe Poster.jpg
Modern Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Igor Khomsky
Release Date 1980
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Sergey Nikolayevich Vishnyakov Valeriy Poletayev
Nadya Romashkina Evdokiya Germanova
Praporshchik Viktor Ivanovich Ivanchikov Aleksandr Potapov
Maj. Pavel Petrovich Poltygin Georgiy Shtil
Volodya Bykov Vladimir Gerasimov
Leonid Sherstyuk Vasili Petrenko
Viktor Sivkov Andrey Yaroslavtsev
Kuskov Aleksandr Zhdanov

To Command Yourself (a direct translation of the original title Prikazhi sebe) is a Soviet 1980 made for TV movie, directed by Igor Khomsky. Sergey Vishnyakov (Valeriy Poletayev) graduated from university and, having passed officer training program (Military Chairs), becomes a Soviet Army Lt. and is called up for two year service in enlistment office. To succeed, he must overcome many problems with both his fellow servicemen and conscripts.

The following weapons were used in the film To Command Yourself (Prikazhi sebe):


Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms of Soviet Army officers and petty officers. Lt. Sergey Vishnyakov (Valeriy Poletayev), Praporshchik (petty officer) Viktor Ivanchikov (Aleksandr Potapov) and Maj. Pavel Poltygin (Georgiy Shtil).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Vishnyakov draws his PM from holster.
A close view of the pistol.
A view from another side.
Ivanchikov carries a PM in holster.
Ivanchikov on shooting range.
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Maj. Poltygin shows proper firing to Vishnyakov.
Vishnyakov fires his PM.

Tokarev TT-33

In the scene on shooting range Lt. Vishnyakov’s PM switches to a TT-33 (in reality in 1980 TT-33 was completely removed from Soviet Army service and replaced with PM).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
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Vishnyakov’s PM switches to a TT.

Assault Rifles


In the scene of military maneuvers of Soviet Army many soldiers carry AKM assault rifles. AKMs are fitted with with blank firing adapters instead of slant compensators.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Soldiers board in a helicopter.
Soldiers follow tanks.
A soldier at the background holds an AKM.
A soldier fires. Blank adapter on the tip of the barrel can be seen.
Another view of the AKM.
Soldiers on field exercises.

Machine Guns


In the scene of military maneuvers of Soviet Army soldiers also carry PK machine guns.

PK Machine Gun - 7.62x54mm R
A PK and two RPG-7 in barraks.
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Prikazhi sebe-PK-3.jpg
A soldier holds a PK on field exercises. The machine gun is also fitted with blank firing adapter.


PKT machine guns are coaxially mounted on T-55 tanks and BMP-1 AIFVs.

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
PKT is mounted coaxially with 100mm D-10TS2 main gun on T-55.
PKT is mounted coaxially with 73mm 2A28 Grom main gun on BMP-1.


DShKM heavy machine guns are mounted on turrets of T-55 tanks.

DShKM heavy machine gun in standard vehicle mounting on a Romanian TR-85 main battle tank - 12.7x108mm
DShKM machine guns are mounted on T-55 tanks.

Other Weapons


RPG-7 rocket launchers are also used by soldiers during the military maneuvers.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A PK and two RPG-7 in barraks.
A soldier at the right holds an RPG-7 on field exercises.



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T-55 tanks.
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MT-LBu multipurpose armoured vehicle.


MiG-21 fighter plane.
Su-7b ground-attack plane.

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