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Start Liquidation (Pristupit k likvidatsii)

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Start Liquidation
(Pristupit k likvidatsii)
Pristupit k likvidatsii Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Grigoryev
Release Date 1983
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Colonel Ivan Danilov Oleg Strizhenov
Capt. Mikhail Nikitin Mikhail Zhigalov
Vadim Altunin Vasili Lanovoy
Lt. Sergei Belov Valeri Vojtyuk
Colonel Serebrovskiy Georgi Yumatov
"Smoked" Aleksandr Filippenko
Boleslav Kruk Vitali Belyakov
Larisa Nadezhda Butyrtseva
Colonel Odintsov Viktor Shulgin

Start Liquidation (Pristupit k likvidatsii) is a Soviet 1983 action movie directed by Boris Grigoryev. The story takes place in April 1945. The investigation of a murder in Moscow leads Militsia Colonel Ivan Danilov (Oleg Strizhenov) to a gang that acts in the western region of the USSR. Vadim Altunin (Vasili Lanovoy), a former pilot turned criminal, helps Danilov to liquidate the gang.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Start Liquidation (Pristupit k likvidatsii):


Tokarev TT-33

Most Soviet militsia officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
Capt. Tokmakov (Leonid Belozorovich) fires his TT in the opening scene.
A MUR (Moscow Department of Criminal Investigations) officer holds his TT. The pistol is of post-1947 version.
Capt. Nikitin (Mikhail Zhigalov) gives his TT to Vadim Altunin (Vasili Lanovoy).
Altunin fires his TT at "Smoked" (Aleksandr Filippenko).
Lt. Belov (Valeri Vojtyuk) with TT.
Colonel Danilov (Oleg Strizhenov) with TT.
Danilov fires his TT.
Colonel Odintsov (Viktor Shulgin) with TT.

Luger P08

In one scene a criminal Burkovski (Aleksandr Galibin) is armed with a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Burkovski fires his Luger.
Burkovski's Luger lies on a table after the criminal is arrested.
Colonel Danilov (Oleg Strizhenov) examines the pistol.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is a personal weapon of Boleslav Kruk (Vitali Belyakov), the chieftain of a gang.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Boleslav Kruk readies to fire his pistol during the robbery.
Kruk holds his P38 in the final scene.

Mauser C96

In the final scene Colonel Danilov (Oleg Strizhenov) is armed with a Mauser C96 with attached holster-stock.

C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser fitted with holster/stock combo - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Danilov's Mauser C96 in wooden holster.
Danilov attached the holster to the pistol.
A close view at the Mauser.

Submachine Guns


Soviet militsioneers carry PPSh-41 SMGs with drum magazines in several scenes of shootouts with Kruk's gang. Several Kruk's henchmen also are seen with PPSh-41s.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A wounded militsioneer with PPSh.
A militsioneer fires his PPSh.
Militsioneers with PPSh-41s.
Colonel Danilov (Oleg Strizhenov) fires a PPSh.
One of Kruk's men drops his PPSh in the final scene.


Many Kruk's henchmen carry MP40 SMGs. In one scene Capt. Nikitin (Mikhail Zhigalov) is armed with an MP40, captured from a bandit.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Capt. Nikitin with MP40.
One of Kruk's men drops his MP40 in the final scene.


Several MP38s are also seen in hands of Kruk's henchmen.

MP38 - 9x19mm
One of Kurk's henchmen fires an MP38 during the robbery.
"Smoked" (Aleksandr Filippenko) fires at Nikitin and Altunin.
A close view of "Smoked"'s SMG.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns are used by Soviet militioneers in several scenes of shootouts with Kruk's gang.

Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A militioneer fires a DP during the assault of a Kruk's gang hideout.
A militioneer fires a DP mounted in a car.
A DP is seen in the final scene.
A close view at the DP.

PKM (visually modified to resemble MG34)

Visually modified PKMs stand for MG34 machine guns, used by Kruk's henchmen.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
Fake MG34 in a window of a village house.
Fake MG34 in Kruk's hideout.


An original MG34 with belt drum is seen in the final scene.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG34 with belt drum is seen among the weapons, dropped by Kruk's men in the final scene.

Hand Grenades

Unidentified hand grenade

In one scene Capt. Nikitin (Mikhail Zhigalov) uses a hand grenade against a machine gun of Kruk's gang. This grenade is seen very briefly.


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