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In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya)

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In the Zone of Special Attention
(V zone osobogo vnimaniya)
In the Zone of Special Attention.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Andrei Malyukov
Release Date 1977
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Viktor Tarasov Boris Galkin
Praporshchik (Warrant Officer) Aleksandr Volentir Mihai Volontir
Pvt. Yegorov Sergei Volkosh
Sgt. Pugachov Igor Ivanov (II)
Mayor Gennadiy Morozhkyn Anatoli Kuznetsov
Captain Zuyev Aleksandr Pyatkov

In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya) is a 1977 Soviet action movie directed by Andrei Malyukov. The movie show the group of Soviet Army paratroopers during military exercise. In 1981 the film was followed by a sequel Otvetnyy khod.

The following weapons were used in the film In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya):


Makarov PM

Makarov PM is the service weapon of Soviet Army officers, notably Mayor Morozhkyn (Anatoli Kuznetsov). There are no moments of close view on the pistol in the movie so only distant and blurry screenshots can be shown here. Mostly PMs are seen in holsters.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
A Praporshchik (Warrant Officer) (Anatoly Vedyonkin) with PM.

Assault Rifles


AKS-74 assault rifle is main weapon of paratroopers including Lt. Tarassov (Boris Galkin) and his subordinates - Warrant Officer Volentir (Mihai Volontir), Sgt. Pugachyov (Igor Ivanov (II)) and Pvt. Yegorov (Sergei Volkosh).

AKS-74, early version with 45 degree gas block - 5.45x39mm
Lt. Tarassov with AKS-74.
Warrant Officer Volentir with AKS-74 on his back.
A paratrooper with AKS-74 in the final scene.


AKM assault rifles are used by Soviet Army infantry soldiers. Also an AKM is seen in hands of prison-breaker criminals.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
AKM is seen over the shoulder of soldier.
Criminals with AKM in ambush.
Soldier with AKM in the dungeon of old fortress.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A double barreled shotgun was used by one of the criminals in the scene in the forest warden's hut.

Shotgun near the table.
Criminal is firing both barrels.

Machine Guns

Kalashnikov PKT

PKT machine guns are mounted on Soviet armoured vehicles.

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
A BTR-D tracked APC. It is armed with two PKTs, mounted on the corners of the front.

Other Weapons

SPSh Flare Pistol

SPSh Flare Pistol is used by helicopter pilot (Vladas Radvilavičius).

SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Helicopter pilot loads flare pistol...
...and fires a signal flare.


Various armoured vehicles of Soviet Army are seen in the movie.

A BTR-152 wheeled APC.
A BTR-D tracked APC of airborn troops.
BMD-1 airborne AIFVs. BMD-1 is armed with a 73mm main gun and three PKT machine guns, one coaxias and two front-mounted.

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