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Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti)

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Newsmakers (Russian title: Goryachie Novosti / Горячие новости) is a 2009 Russian remake of the 2004 Hong Kong film Breaking News. Directed by Anders Banke, the film is about a group of criminals who are holed up in a Moscow apartment building after a shootout with the police, and the efforts of law enforcement to turn the situation to their advantage after they were humiliated on television by the criminals.

Russian poster for Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti) (2009).

The following weapons are seen in the film Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti):



Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS is used by Kolyan in the opening shootout. Near the end of the film, in apartment, Kolyan used his Beretta 92FS & Kley's Reck Miami 92F to kill soldiers before he died. Valery (Artyom Semakin) also used suppressed Beretta 92FS to kill Smirnov's team & soldiers.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Valery fires at Smirnov's team with his suppressed Beretta 92FS.
Valery places his suppressed Beretta 92FS on a table.

Reck Miami 92F

A Reck Miami 92F (standing for Beretta 92FS Inox) is used by Kley (Maxim Konvalov), one of the criminals, to shoot a traffic police officer and later when the criminals take over the apartment of Yura (Grigory Baranov) and hold his family hostage. He incorrectly described it as 16-round while showing it to Yura's son. Kolyan is seen using his Beretta 92FS & Kley's Reck Miami 92F to kill soldiers before he died near the end of the film.

Reck Miami 92F, nickel finish - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Kley threatens Yura's son with the Reck Miami 92F. This may sound clicked, but he's not going to do much damage with the safety on. Note the solid hammer instead of ring hammer used on real Beretta 92s.

Glock 19

A Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Spetsnaz soldier is briefly shown with a Glock 19 pistol when some of the criminals make an escape attempt. At the beginning of the film, Kon is seen cleaning a Glock 19 but he never fired in shootout. Valery (Artyom Semakin) carried Glock 19 as his backup weapon, pointing it at Orda who went in the apartment during standoff.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
A MVD Spetsnaz soldier aiming the Glock 19 on the left of the picture.

Makarov PM

The Makarov PM is the standard sidearm for all Moscow Militsiya officers, including detective Smirnov (Andrey Merzlikin) and his team. Makarov PMs are also used by some MVD soldiers when they raid the apartment building, and is briefly used by detective Katya Verbitskaya (Maria Mashkova) when she searches for Herman (Yevgeni Tsyganov), the criminal leader.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Smirnov advances with a Makarov PM in hand.
Detectives with Makarov PMs prepare to raid an apartment.
A Spetsnaz soldier aims a Makarov PM.
Smirnov points his Makarov at Herman.

Stechkin APS

A Stechkin APS is used by the Killer (Sergei Garmash), an assassin who along with his partner Valery, become trapped with the criminal gang in the apartment building. The Killer uses the Stechkin to shoot Smirnov as he and Herman attempt to escape from the building.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov.
Killer aiming the APS.
The APS being fired.
Killer holding the APS.

Walther CP99

Herman (Yevgeni Tsyganov) uses a Umarex Walther CP99 throughout the film as his sidearm.

Walther CP99 - .177 Pellet
Herman shoots the hat off of a surrendering police officer with his Walther CP99.
Herman fires his Walther CP99 from a hijacked tram. Note the straight slide serration, like on CP99.
Herman aims his Walther CP99 while holding Katya hostage.

Browning BDA

Orda (Aleksei Frandetti) uses a Browning BDA to shoot the police officers during the opening gunfight, and when Smirnov's team surprise him outside of the criminal gang's hideout.

Browning BDA - 9x19mm
Orda shoots a wounded police officer with his Browning BDA.
A surprised Orda fires at Smirnov's team.


Benelli M3 Super 90

Kon (Sergei Vesnin) and Kley both use a Benelli M3 Super 90 with a top-folding stock during the opening shootout.

Benelli M3 Super 90 with top folding stock - 12 Gauge
Kon fires the Benelli M3 Super 90.
Kley aims the Benelli M3 Super 90.

Sawed-Off Double-Barreled Shotgun

A 12 gauge sawed off shotgun, likely a Russian-made Baikal, is seized from a crackhead by Smirnov and used by him as he attempts to track down Herman and the Killer.

Sawed-off Savage/Stevens 311A - 12 Gauge.
Smirnov reloads the shotgun.
Smirnov fires the shotgun at the Killer.
A detective holds the shotgun while Smirnov leaves the apartment building.

Submachine Guns

Kedr PP-91

Kedr PP-91 submachine guns with 30 round magazines are used by soldiers throughout the film, first by OMON officers during the opening shootout, and later by MVD Spetsnaz soldiers at the apartment building. Orda & Kley also used their captured PP-91s during their attempt to escape the police cordon.

Kedr PP-91 Submachine Gun - 9x18mm Makarov.
A Russian OMON officer dives over the hood of a car with a PP-91 in hand.
OMON officers advance towards the criminals with PP-91s.
Kley fires his captured PP-91 at soldiers.

Heckler & Koch MP7

A Heckler & Koch MP7 fitted with a suppressor is carried by an OMON officer accompanying a sniper.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1 with factory magazine and iron sights - 4.6x30mm.
Note the OMON officer on the right with an MP7, which appears to have the sights folded down.



The AKS-74U is used by Herman during the opening shootout. Some of the MVD Spetsnaz soldiers raiding the apartment building also use AKS-74Us.

AKS-74U with orange bakelite magazine - 5.45x39mm
Herman aims his AKS-74U.
Herman opens fire with his AKS-74U.
Herman aiming the AKS-74U.
A MVD Spetsnaz soldier takes cover after the criminals open fire.


Kolyan (Pavel Klimov) is briefly seen cleaning an AK-74M rifle at the beginning of the film.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Kolyan holds the AK-74M.


The criminals and police both make frequent use of the AKS-74 rifle, most prominently during the opening shootout. Orda uses an AKS-74 fed from a PKM belt box. Such a combination does not exist in real life as the two weapons systems are incompatible calibers and feed systems.

AKS-74 - 5.45x39mm.
Kolyan (Pavel Klimov) fires an AKS-74 at the police.
Orda fires an AKS-74 fed from a PKM belt box.
An OMON officer fires an AKS-74.
Kon reloads his AKS-74 before get shot by Smirnov. Note the barrel of another AKS-74 is seen on the left.


As MVD and OMON units surround the apartment building, a MVD Spetsnaz soldier can be seen aiming an AK-103 rifle, distinguished by its curved 7.62x39mm magazine, AK-74-style muzzle brake and black plastic furniture.

AK-103 Modern Russian AK rifle - 7.62x39mm
MVD Spetsnaz soldier aiming the scoped AK-103.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

A MVD Spetsnaz sniper is seen taking up position with an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle.

Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO
MVD Spetsnaz sniper aiming the AW rifle.


F-1 hand grenade

F-1 hand grenades are used by the criminals in multiple occasions as booby traps.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Several F-1 hand grenades in the criminal gang's arsenal.
Kolyan examines a F-1 grenade.
F-1 grenades in a booby-trapped jar tip over.

CornerShot with Makarov attachment

As the MVD Spetsnaz soldiers advance towards the besieged apartment, one soldier can be seen using a CornerShot with a Makarov PM attachment.

The CornerShot with a Glock 17 pistol - 9x19mm
A CornerShot is seen to the right of the screen.
The attached Makarov seen here.


Kon fires a single shot RPG-26 to distract the police when the criminals try to flee from the opening shootout.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
Kon destroys the original getaway vehicle with the RPG-26. Note the distinctive sights.

RPO-A 'Shmel'

What appears to be RPO-A 'Shmel' is seen in the criminals' arsenal.

RPO-A "Shmel" - 93x700mm
The Shmel in the criminals' arsenal.

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