When I posted that M-1 craziness, I forgot to post some real Russians in armor whacking people.
No sword? No problem.
Remember, it's club, club, club, drink, kill with a bucket. I didn't see either of those M-1 dudes doing that last bit, and I'm not sure how you have a truly Russian battle without a little drinking out of buckets.
I just love the happy music playing when the Russian heroes are flailing away at the Teutonic Knights.
(No subtitles on that one, sorry)
If you've never watched Alexander Nevsky, take the time and do it. It's one of the finest, if not the finest, works of Sergei Eisenstein's canon. You'll finish it and want to repel Nazi invaders of the Motherland. Not only that, but it's got a stark, sharp match with the Sergei Prokofiev score. And if you've seen Conan the Barbarian and marveled at the evil looking bad guys and excellent musical score, this is a good one to look back on.
In my opinion neither would have happened without this - there are a lot of unspoken homages to this masterpiece in that one. Maybe not this one, though. It just goes to show, if you're going to steal, steal from the best!