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Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya) - Film 2

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Waves of the Black Sea
(Volny Chyornogo morya)
Film 2: Winter Wind (Zimniy veter)
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Creator Artur Vojtetsky
Oleg Goyda
Vyacheslav Krishtofovich
Genre Drama
Broadcast 1976
No. of Episodes 2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pyotr Bachey Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev
Gavriil Chernoivanenko Vladimir Volkov
Motya Irina Brazgovka
Marina Tamara Trach
Vasiliy Petrovich Bachey Oleg Tabakov
Tatyana Ivanonva Ada Rogovtseva
Rodion Zhukov Sergey Nikonenko
Terentiy Chernoivanenko Ivan Mykolaichuk
Iren Zarya-Zaryanitskaya Galina Fedotova
Sinichkin Fyodor Panasenko

Winter Wind (Zimniy veter) is the second film of Soviet TV series Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya) (filmed in 1975, released in 1976). It is a screen adaptation of the novel "Zimniy veter" by Valentin Kataev. It is set in the city of Odessa on the Black Sea coast and depicts the fate of the main characters, Petya (Pyotr) Bachey and Gavrik (Gavrila) Chernoivanenko, during the World War 1 and Russian revolution 1917.

The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the television series Waves of the Black Sea (Volny Chyornogo morya):


Nagant M1895

Russian Army officers, including Praporshchik (Ensign rank) Petya Bachey (Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev), and revolutionaries, including Gavrik Chernoivanenko (Vladimir Volkov), widely use Nagant M1895 revolvers. These revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Praporshchik Bachey leads his soldiers in attack in Autumn 1917.
Wounded Bachey drops his Nagant.
Gavrik holds a Nagant.
Gavrik disarms Gen. Zarya-Zaryanitskiy. A Nagant of General's adjutant and General's unidentified pistol (see below) are seen on the table.
Gavrik Chernoivanenko raises Red Guards in attack. Note that his Nagant has its ejector rod extended and turned on side, as it is done for unloading.
Gavrik leads Red Guards.
Gavrik with a Nagant and Commissar Sinichkin (Fyodor Panasenko) with a Mauser C96 "Bolo".
Petya Bachey (at the left) and Sinichkin (at the right) salute with their Nagants. Rodion Zhukov (Sergey Nikonenko) holds a Mauser C96 "Bolo".


Mauser C96 "Bolo"

Sinichkin (Fyodor Panasenko), the Commissar of the Odessa revolutionary Committee, carries a Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol. During the funeral of slain Red Guards, same pistol is carried by Rodion Zhukov (Sergey Nikonenko). "Bolo" is out of time for 1917.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A sailor carries a Mauser pistol in holster. While the holster is for standard C96, the pistol is possibly the same "Bolo" that is seen in other scenes.
Sinichkin carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Sinichkin raises Red Guards in attack.
Gavrik Chernoivanenko (Vladimir Volkov) with a Nagant and Sinichkin with a Mauser C96 "Bolo".
Rodion Zhukov readies his pisol for salute.
Petya Bachey (at the left) and Sinichkin (at the right) salute with their Nagants. Rodion Zhukov holds a Mauser C96 "Bolo".


In one scene Pyotr Bachey (Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev) gets an M1911A1 pistol, standing for original M1911 that were were supplied to Russia in 1917.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Bachey's M1911A1 and a box of ammo. Note that the box has inscription in German, and the cartridges look very different from .45 ACP.

FN Model 1906

Iren Zarya-Zaryanitskaya (Galina Fedotova) owns an FN Model 1906 pocket pistol.

FN Model 1906 - .25 ACP
Iren holds a pocket pistol.
A closeup.
Iren aims at Petya Bachey.

Unidentified pistol

Gen. Zarya-Zaryanitskiy (Aleksandr Lazarev, Sr.), Iren's father, owns a compact pistol that is seen briefly and unclear. It resembles Astra 300 but this guess cannot be proved.

For comparison: Astra 300 - 9mm Kurz (.380ACP)
General draws his pistol when revolutionaries disarm him.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Russian Army soldiers and Red Guards are mostly armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Revolutionary soldiers and sailors carry rifles with bayonets, attached backwards (purely cinematical practice). Note that the bayonets are of M91/30 version, and some rifles have hooded sights that is also a sign of M91/30.
Russian Army soldiers in attack in Autumn 1917. They wear Adrian helmets that were mostly used by shock troops (udarniki) of Russian Army.
Cheban (Bogdan Benyuk), a former orderly of Praporshchik Bachey, carries an M91/30 rifle.
Another view of Cheban's rifle.
Gavrik Chernoivanenko (Vladimir Volkov) carries an M91/30 rifle.
Red Guards at the background carry M91/30 rifles.
A Red Guard (Vladimir Volkov) carries an M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen in several scenes.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
M91 rifles of slain Russian soldiers.
Soldiers with M91 rifles on slings carry their wounded comrade-in-arms.
Red Guards carry M91 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Cossacks are armed with out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Cossacks carry M38 Carbines.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910 or M1910/30

Red Guards use Maxim machine guns. It's hard to say if these are Maxim M1910 or Maxim M1910/30 (if the water jacket is smooth, Maxim is most likely M1910, and if it is corrugated, both M1910 and M1910/30 are possible).

Maxim on Sokolov wheel mount with shield - 7.62x54mmR
A soldier and a sailor tug a Maxim.
A Maxim on Red Guards positions.
Gavrik Chernoivanenko (Vladimir Volkov) fires a Maxim.
A Maxim of Red Guards.
A Sokolov mount without machine gun is seen at the right.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

In one scene Gavrik Chernoivanenko (Vladimir Volkov) carries an F-1 hand grenade, probably standing for British Mills Bomb or French F1.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Gavrik carries a grenade on his belt.



Praporshchik Zhora (Georgiy) Kolesnichuk (Sergei Podgornyj) carries a Nagant holster.
Petya Bachey, now the commander of Red Guards armoured train, carries a Nagant holster.


A naval cannon of Crimean (Eastern) War era is installed in Odessa as a monument. This cannon was raised from British steam frigate HMS Tiger that participated in The Bombardment of Odessa in 1854 and ran aground in the vicinity of the city.


A 76.2mm M1902 field gun is used by Red Guards.

A field gun is mounted on Red Guards armoured train.

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