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Living Target (Zhivaja mishen)

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Living Target (Zhivaja mishen)
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mark Aizenberg
Release Date 1990
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Goryunov Aleksandr Fatyushin
Natasha Irena Kokryatskaya
Yura Artykhov Aleksandr Abdulov
Pavel Vasilyevich Donatas Banionis
Gen. Glebov Igor Kvasha
Col. Kolobov Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
Vladimir Sergeevich Emmanuil Vitorgan

Living Target (Zhivaja mishen) is a Soviet 1990 crime thriller directed by Mark Aizenberg. Militsia (police) undercover agent Maj. Goryunov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) investigates the activities of a crime gang and its connection with the corrupt chief of local militsia.

The following weapons were used in the film Living Target (Zhivaja mishen):


Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are widely used by militsia and criminals.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Crime boss Yura Artykhov (Aleksandr Abdulov) threatens his unlucky henchman.
Three PMs are seen on the table.
A close view of a PM in hand of OMON trooper.
Yura's henchman Stepan (Vladimir Plotnikov) holds a PM in the final scene.

Submachine Guns


In one scene Yura Artykhov (Aleksandr Abdulov) holds an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock extended - 9x19mm
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What appears to be a KS-23 is seen in hands of a criminal in one scene.

KS-23 with a fixed wooden stock - 23mm
A criminal at the left holds a shotgun.



In the opening scene a criminal uses an SVD sniper rifle during the ambush on cash transporting car.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
The shooter loads the magazine.
A close view of the sniper scope.
The front sight and muzzle brake.

Unidentified sniper rifle

In one scene Yura's unnamed henchman (Anatoli Mishchenko) uses a suppressed sniper rifle. It is most likely a small caliber target rifle.

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Assault Rifles


AKMS assault rifles are used by militsia and criminals. The guns have muzzle brakes removed and replaced with blank firing adapters (in firing scenes).

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
A guard with AKMS in the cash delivering car in the opening scene.
Another guard with AKMS in the same scene.
A criminal fires an AKMS durig the attack of the cash delivering car.
One of Yura's henchmen at the left carries an AKMS on sling.
Stepan (Vladimir Plotnikov) holds an AKMS in the final scene.


AKS-74U carbines are also used by militsia and criminals.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Yura (Aleksandr Abdulov) gives two AKS-74Us to his henchmen Stepan (Vladimir Plotnikov) and "Baldy" (Oleg Kublitskiy).
Yura's henchman holds an AKS-74U.
OMON (SWAT) troopers with AKS-74Us prepare for attack on Yura's villa.
An OMON trooper fires from helicopter.

Other Weapons

Flare pistol

Maj. Goryunov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) uses an SPSh Flare Pistol to signal the attack on Yura's villa.

Russian SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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Criminal "Baldy" (Oleg Kublitskiy) uses a flamethrower during the shootout on Yura's villa.

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