A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard and protect the harem of a guerilla leader (Abdulla). Abdulla is wanted by the Red Army and left his harem behind because the women hindered him. Sukhov's task proves to be more difficult than he imagined...
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[Sayid, chasing back the last unkilled of three unidentified bandits who attacked him, over the next dune bumps into the whole pack lead by Abdulla himself
[sincerely friendly and welcomingly
Why did you kill my men, Sayid? I sent them to tell you not to seek Dzhavdet in Dry Creek - he's not there. Come back to Pedjent! Your father was a friend of my father's! A journey is easier if you meet a good companion traveler!
Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 3
Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaac Schwarts
and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev See more