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Murder of the Witness (Ubiystvo svidetelya)

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Murder of the Witness (Ubiystvo svidetelya)
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Eduard Gavrilov
Release Date 1990
Language Russian
Studio Studiya-M
KP Skif
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vladimir Anatolyevich Shvetsov Boris Shuvalov
Militsiya Capt. Aleksandr Grigoryevich Rodin Sergei Rozhentsev
Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Kraynikov Georgiy Burkov
Anna Grigoryena Svetova Lyudmila Chursina
Tatyana Lazarevna Yankina Tamara Syomina
Yakov Vasilyevich Steblev Vyacheslav Nevinnyy
Militsiya Col. Semyon Timofeevich Skokov Nikolay Penkov

Murder of the Witness (Ubiystvo svidetelya) is a 1990 Soviet detective movie directed by Eduard Gavrilov.

The following weapons were used in the film Murder of the Witness (Ubiystvo svidetelya):


Nagant M1895

A chief of racketeers gang Vasiliy Ivanovich Kuzin (Roman Grekov) is seen with a Nagant M1895 revolver.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
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Kuzin holds a Nagant when taking a woman as hostage.

Makarov PM

Moscow Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) detectives Militsiya Capt. Aleksandr Grigoryevich Rodin (Sergei Rozhentsev) and Col. Semyon Timofeevich Skokov (Nikolay Penkov) carry Makarov PM pistols in shoulder (so-called “operative”) holsters. During the arrest of racketeers Militsiya personnel carry PM pistols.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Capt. Rodin carries a PM in shoulder holster.
Col. Skokov carries a PM in shoulder holster.
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Militsiya personnel arrest racketeers.


Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle

Militsiya snipers are armed with sniper rifles that look very close to Dragunov SVD but have different flash hiders, too short in comparison with SVD and resembling later modification SVDS that entered service only in 1994.

For comparison: SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
For comparison: SVDS rifle with shortened barrel and folding stock - 7.62x54mm R
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A sniper inside a car. Note the flash hider that looks different from standard SVD.
A sniper on supermarket rooftop.
A sniper aims from a car.

Custom Bolt Action Rifle

During the robbery in supermarket Vladimir Anatolyevich Shvetsov (Boris Shuvalov) is armed with a homemade bolt action single shot rifle. This is an actual criminal gun, loaned for filming from Militsiya.

Actual screen gun, homemade bolt action single shot rifle
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