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Under Martial Law (Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni)

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Under Martial Law
(Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni)
Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni Poster.jpg
Original Russian Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Igor Slabnevich
Release Date 1983
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Boris Krinitsyn Vladimir Shirokov
Medical Service Lt. Varvara Tolokonnikova Olga Ageyeva
Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) Pyotr Dybaylo Boris Smorchkov
Pvt. Apollinary Stavrovsky Igor Yasulovich
Gleb Krinitsyn Aleksey Yasulovich

Under Martial Law (original title Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni) is a 1983 Soviet war drama directed by Igor Slabnevich. The story takes place in Autumn 1941. Four Red Army soldiers are late for a train that goes to the frontline. As they may be taken for deserters and punished "under martial law" (that's the source of the title of the movie), they try to catch up the train as soon as possible. But during their way they encounter a group of German commandos and prevent them to destroy a railway bridge by the cost of their lives.

The following weapons were used in the film Under Martial Law (Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni):


Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 is Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) Dybaylo's (Boris Smorchkov) service sidearm.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Dybaylo with a Nagant in hand.
A closer view of the revolver.

Tokarev TT-33

Lts. Krinitsyn (Vladimir Shirokov) and Tolokonnikova (Olga Ageyeva), and Capt. Podelkov (Zhorzh Novitskiy) carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols. In one scene Lt. Krinitsyn's pistol is taken by his younger brother Gleb (Aleksey Yasulovich).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Boris Krinitsyn unloads his pistol before handing it to his brother Gleb.
Gleb Krinitsyn, dressed in his brother's uniform, poses with a pistol at the mirror.
A close view of Krinitsyn's pistol. It's a correct pre-1947 version.
A TT can be seen in hands of Capt. Podelkov (Zhorzh Novitskiy) in center of the group in the scene on the railway station.
Lt. Tolokonnikova's pistol is seen next to her body. Unlike Krinitsyn's pistol, it's a postwar version.

Submachine Guns


MP40 SMGs are carries by German soldiers. During the climactic scene a captured MP40 is fired by Starshina Dybaylo (Boris Smorchkov) and then by Pvt. Stavrovsky (Igor Yasulovich).

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier with MP40.
Dybaylo picks up the MP40...
...and opens fire.
A German soldier with MP40 hides under Dybaylo's fire.
Stavrovsky with MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

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

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Soviet soldiers with M91/30 rifles.
A soldier at the left carries an M91/30 rifle.

Tokarev SVT-40

A group of Red Army cavalrymen that patrol the railroad station and vicinity carry Tokarev SVT-40 semi-auto rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
An SVT is seen at the left.
A patrolman (Valeriy Denisov) fires his SVT during the scene on the railroad station.
A cavalryman (V. Tyuremnov) carries an SVT.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

In the opening scene a soldier fires a DP-27 at German planes.

DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier takes a DP...
...and fires at a German bomber.

PK (Mocked up as MG34)

In the climactic scene German soldiers use a PK machine gun, mocked up as MG34.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
A German soldier fires the fake MG.
A close view of the machine gun.

Maxim M-4 Quad Mounting

The M-4 AA quad mounting of Maxim M1910/30 is seen in the opening scene, mounted on a railroad flatcar.

Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting
An M-4 is mounted on a flatcar.
It fires at German bombers.

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades. Starshina Dybaylo (Boris Smorchkov) uses two captured grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
Two grenades are tucked at the belt of a dead German soldier.
Starshina Dybaylo crosses the river in an inflatable boat, hiding inside so that the boat would look abandoned. He holds a Nagant M1895 and two grenades.

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