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Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha"

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Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha"
ZZiK Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Motyl
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Zhenya Kolyshkin Oleg Dal
Zhenechka Zemlyanikina Galina Figlovskaya
Zakhar Kosykh Mikhail Kokshenov
Lt. Romadin Georgi Shtil

Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha" is a 1967 Soviet war tragicomedy movie directed by Vladimir Motyl (Beloye solntse pustyni). The story takes place in 1944-45 on the Soviet-German front. A young romantic soldier Zhenya Kolyshkin (Oleg Dal) (Zhenya is short for Russian male name Eugeny) who serves in Katyusha multiple rocket launcher division falls in love to a girl-telegraphist Zhenechka Zemlyanikina (Galina Figlovskaya) (Zhenechka is short for Russian female name Eugenya).

The following weapons were used in the film Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha":


Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers are armed with Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips.
Lt. Romadin (Georgi Shtil) holds his TT-33 during the battle.

Luger P08

German officer Siegfried (Bernd Schneider) carries Luger P08 in the final scene.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
Siegfried holds his P08.
Another view.

Submachine guns


Many Soviet soldiers are seen with PPSh-41 submachine guns with drum (mostly) and stick magazines.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sgt. Aleksei Zyryanov (Pavel Morozenko) with PPSh-41 with stick magazine.
A PPSh with drum magazine is seen.
Pvt. Zakhar Kosykh (Mikhail Kokshenov) with PPSh.
A Soviet soldier with PPSh guards a column of German POWs.
Zhenya Kolyshkin (Oleg Dal) fires his PPSh in the final scene.


Many German soldiers are seen with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A pile of MP40 captured from German paratroopers.
A German soldier with MP40.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

M1938 carbines is briefly seen in a battle scene.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R. This was modified to become the M44 which replaced it, entering combat trials in 1943, becoming fairly common in 1944.
M1938 Carbine is seen near a wounded Soviet soldier.

Assault Rifles

Sturmgewehr 44

Sturmgewehr 44 is briefly seen in a battle scene in German town.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
A German officer is armed with StG-44. MG34 is seen at the left side.


An anachronistic AKM is seen in one scene that takes place in spring 1945.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
A Soviet soldier with AKM is seen at the background.

Machine guns

Degtyaryov DP-28

Degtyaryov DP-28 is seen in a battle scene in German town.

Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A Soviet soldier fires DP-28.

MG 34

MG 34 is seen in several scenes.

MG 34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG 34 is seen in German trench.
A German soldier fires MG 34 from the window. Sturmgewehr 44 and MP 40 can be seen at the right side.

Other weapon

Krieghoff Model L Flare Pistol

Krieghoff Model L flare pistol is used by a German soldier.

Krieghoof Model L - 27mm flares
A German soldier fires Krieghoof flare pistol.


Katyusha Multiple Rocket Launcher

Katyusha rocket launchers.
A close view at the rockets.
A view from the back.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K)

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85×629mm R

122mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)

An M-30 howitzer is seen at the background.

152mm howitzer M1943 (D-1)

A D-1 howitzer is seen.

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