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The Wild East

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The Wild East
(Dikiy vostok)
Dikiy vostok poster.jpg
Japanese Poster
Country KAZ.jpg Kazakhstan
Directed by Rashid Nugmanov
Release Date 1993
Language Russian
Kazakh or Mongolian
Studio Studio Kino
Main Cast
Character Actor
Strannik Konstantin Fyodorov
Godfather Konstantin Shamshurin
Beatnik Aleksandr Aksyonov
Marilyn Zhanna Isina
Mongol Farkhad Amankulov
The Stunt Man Nikolay Krutov
Ivan Taiga Aleksandr Sporykhin
Skull Viacheslav Knizel and Viacheslav Chernykh
Iona Gennadi Shatunov
Old Man Pavel Shpakovsky

The Wild East (original title is Дикий восток, Dikiy vostok) is a 1993 Kazakh post-apocalyptic "eastern" movie (inspired by the Seven Samurai / The Magnificent Seven and by the Mad Max), from the director of The Needle (Igla), Rashid Nugmanov. The story takes place in post-USSR territory, in a post-apocalyptic world, when an unnamed war lasts. The settlement of the Lilliputians, former circus artists, located in the place somewhere near the border with China, which is far from military operations, but the crime and marauding gangs are everywhere. The settlement is being terrorized by a gang of bikers, under the direction of "Skull". A gang defeated the local police, and then bikers kill one of the members of the community, while imposing upon them an exorbitant tribute. Two of the Lilliputians go in search of fighters to protect the village and find a guy named Strannik (Wanderer). He agrees to their proposal, and then convenes his team.

Note 1: this movie was internationally released, so, it's equipped with non removable English subtitles.

Note 2: while nearly all sites wrongly tell that this movie was filmed completely in Russian, the character named Mongol (the Mongolian) speaks only some Asian language. However, he was played by a Kazakh actor and this movie is Kazakhstan produced and filmed, so it's hard to say, if this language is Mongolian or Kazakh.

The following weapons were used in the film The Wild East:




Godfather (Konstantin Shamshurin) carries the Tokarev TT-33. Strannik (Konstantin Fyodorov) later uses it in the end of the movie.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
The Skull's thug holds a TT, taken from Godfather.
Another view of the same scene.
Godfather holds his TT.
Godfather aims...
...and fires.
Godfather fires.
Strannik grabs the TT.

Luger P08

Luger P08 can be seen in the hands of several characters. Only a single movie prop was used.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a blank adapted movie gun.
The Skull's thug holds the Luger.
One of the Fascists (far left) fires a Luger.
The Fascist (Arkadiy Shamaev) fires his Luger.

Mauser C96 M1930

Several bikers carry Mauser C96 M1930 pistols. Strannik uses a C96 during the Skull's "Seven Deaths" test. It can be ID'd by a stepped barrel and smooth rails on sides, which differentiate it from the original Mauser C96 "Broomhandle".

Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the stepped barrel.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser (for comparison).
The Skull's thug (at the far right) aims a Mauser.
Another Skull's thug with the holstered Mauser.
The Skull (Viacheslav Chernykh) loads the Mauser...
...and charges it.
A Close Up.
Strannik aims the Mauser.


The M1911A1 is the personal sidearm of Zhukovsky (Robert Pastukhov), "right hand" of Skull.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Zhukovsky aims an M1911.
Zhukovsky puts his pistol in the holster.

Unique Bcf-66

The road gangster (uncredited) fires a Unique Bcf-66.

Unique Bcf-66 - .380 ACP
The gangster draws his pistol...
...and aims it.


Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Godfather (Konstantin Shamshurin) gives a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model to Strannik (Konstantin Fyodorov), which he uses throughout the movie.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Godfather holds a Smith & Wesson.
Strannik investigates his new sidearm.
Dikiy vostok SW 3.jpg
Strannik aims his Smith & Wesson.
Close view of the muzzle.
A perfect view of the revolver.
The revolver's barrel is used as smoke pipe.

Unknown Revolver

One of the bikers carries the unknown revolver. It could be the Nagant M1895, but cannot be precisely determined.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
The Skull's thug aims the revolver (in the background, second from right).
A slightly other view of this gun.
A view of the other side of this gun.
The hammer and rear part part of the gun can be seen (pointed by arrow).


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Several Lilliputians and Bikers use the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Godfather investigates the old broken shotgun.
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Several Lilliputians at the right carry the double barreled shotguns.
The Lilliputians with the double barreled shotguns.
The Lilliputians take cover.
The Lilliputian at the right with the gun.
The thug (second from left) holds the double barreled shotgun.

Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

The Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotguns are carried by many members of the Bikers gang and Fascists.

Zabala Sawed-off Double Barreled Shotgun - 12 gauge
Ibrahim (uncredited) aims his Sawn-off...
...but Mongol (Farkhad Amankulov) easily tooked it from him.
The Skull's bandit (Aleksandr Baranov II) holds the shotgun.
Sawed off side by side shotgun with exposed hammers - 12 gauge
The Skull's thug holds the shotgun.
Note the exposed hammers.
Thug aims.


What appears to be a IZh-5 Single Barreled Shotgun is used by one of Lilliputians.

IZh-5 - 16 gauge
One of the settlers holds the shotgun in the background.
The same character at the left.
The same character fires (in the background). Note that in this scene the shotgun is equipped with a home-made suppressor.
The same character with the shotgun on the shoulder (at the left).

Unknown Pump-Action Shotgun

At least a one member of bikers gang use unknown pump-action shotgun with pistol grip. It resemble the Remington Model 870, but the gun is visible only at a distance, and cannot be accurately identified.

Remington 870 with Hogue pistol grip - 12 gauge
The Skull's thug fire at the police car.
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Submachine Guns


Beatnik (Aleksandr Aksyonov) uses a PPSh-41.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Aleksandr Aksyonov holds a PPSh-41 in a promotional still for the film.
A Close Up.
Beatnik aims his PPSh.
Beatnik in ambush.

Sa 25

The Sa 25 SMG can be briefly seen in the hands of the Skull's thug.

Sa 25 - 9x19mm
Note the long barrel.
The gun can be seen slightly better.
Dikiy vostok SMG 1 3.jpg

Assault Rifles


The AKS-74 with GP-25 attached can be seen in the hands of several characters, including Ivan Taiga, Strannik, Zhukovsky and Skull.

AKS-74 with Bakelite magazine - 5.45x39mm
Ivan Taiga aims.
nother view of the same scene.
Zhukovsky holds AKS-74 with GP.
Skull (currently played by Viacheslav Knizel) holds the weapon.
The Thug fires.
A Fascist with the AK.
A Close Up.
Ivan Taiga aims.


Several of the Skull's thugs and Fascists are armed with the AKS-74U.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
The Skull's thug fires.

Battle Rifles

Mosin Nagant M44

The Mosin Nagant M44 is the Old man's (Pavel Shpakovsky) weapon of choice.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
The Mosin Nagant is seen at the left.
The Old man with his Mosin Nagant.
The Old man with his Mosin Nagant.

Mosin Nagant sawn-off "obrez"

At least one Lilliputian and several bikers are armed with the Mosin Nagant sawn-off "obrez".

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such a weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
The midgets fires in air. "Obrez" is noted by arrow.
The midget at the center holds the "Obrez".
The midget at the center holds the "Obrez".

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine

The short bolt-action rifle, what appears to be a Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine, is seen in the hands of one of the bikers. One of the settlers also later carries the M1907 carbine.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The Skull's thug with the rifle (in the background, at the left from main hero).
The Skull's thug (at the left) aims his gun. Note the typical muzzle.
The same gun can be seen slightly better (at the left).
Villager in the background holding a rifle.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-28

The Degtyaryov DP-28 can be briefly seen in the police car. One of the bikers also later are seen with the DP-28.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
The drum mag can be seen.
The barrel can be seen.
The typical DP muzzle can be seen.
The Biker on the roof holds DP-28.

Grenades & Launchers

F-1 hand grenade

Ivan Taiga (Aleksandr Sporykhin) takes a F-1 hand grenade from a dead fascist.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The grenade on the belt of a dead fascist.
Ivan Taiga turns the pin.

RGD-33 stick grenade

RGD-33 stick grenade can be seen taken by Ivan Taiga from a dead fascist.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Ivan Taiga takes the grenade from a dead fascist.
Ivan Taiga with the grenade.

Smoke Grenade

Ivan Taiga uses the smoke grenade during his first appearance.

Ivan Taiga activates the smoke grenade.
The smoke grenade discharges.


GP-25 is attached on Ivan Taiga's AKS-74.

GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
A Close Up.
Zhukovsky holds an AKS-74 with GP.
Skull (currently played by Viacheslav Knizel) holds the weapons.
A Close Up.


Various Guns

The Fascists and Bikers uses the different weapons during the attack on the village.

The gang fires. From left to right: Luger P08, AKS-74U, what appears to be a Mosin Nagant sawn-off "obrez". The other guns are too unclear for identification.
Dikiy vostok firearm 3 2.jpg
The Bikers aim their guns. One in the background carries the AK rifle.
The Biker at the left aims some type of handgun, while the Biker at the right aims some type of sawn-off shotgun. The Biker on the roof holds DP-28.


Ivan Taiga arms himself with the crossbow, after his firearms were captured from him.

Ivan Taiga with the crossbow in his hands.
Ivan Taiga prepares to use the crossbow against one of the fascists.

Armored Vehicles

Abandoned armored vehicles can be seen in several scenes.

The same MT-LB.
The same MT-LB.
An MT-LB military vehicle.
An unknown military vehicle (at the left).

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