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The Age of Mercy

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The Age of Mercy
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Channel Soviet Central Television
Creator Stanislav Govorukhin
Genre Crime
Broadcast 1979
No. of Episodes 5
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gleb Zheglov Vladimir Vysotsky
Vladimir Sharapov Vladimir Konkin
Varya Sinichkina Natalya Danilova
Kolya Taraskin Andrei Gradov
Ivan Passyuk Aleksandr Milyutin
Gruzdev Sergey Yurskiy
Fox Aleksandr Belyavskiy
Karp aka "Gorbaty" Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

The Age of Mercy (original title Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya (The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed)) is a 1979 Russian 5-part television miniseries by Stanislav Govorukhin. The film is set in post-WWII Moscow. Two MUR (Moscow Department of Criminal Investigations) detectives - Gleb Zheglov (Vladimir Vysotsky) and Vladimir Sharapov (Vladimir Konkin) - investigate the murder of a young actress and hunt for a gang of robbers calling itself "Black Cat".

"The Age of Mercy" is title of novel by Vayner Brothers on which the movie is based.

The following weapons were used in the film The Age of Mercy:


Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is a personal weapon of Gleb Zheglov (Vladimir Vysotsky). Nagants are also used by MUR detectives Nikolai Taraskin (Andrei Gradov), Ivan Passyuk (Aleksandr Milyutin) (in one scene; later he is seen with a TT-33), Toporkov (Yevgeni Stezhko), and the driver Kopytin (Aleksey Mironov), and by robbers of the Black Cat gang "Gorbaty" (Hunchback) (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan), "Zhzhony" (Burnt) (Aleksandr Abdulov) and one uncredited person.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N cartridge
Taraskin holds his Nagant during the shootout with criminals.
Taraskin fires the revolver in the same scene.
A "Black Cat" robber (uncredited) holds a Nagant during the robbery of a general store.
"Zhzhony" holds a Nagant in the final scene.
"Gorbaty" holds a Nagant in the final scene (his previously seen Luger P08 switches to Nagant due to a continuity error).
Zheglov aims his Nagant in the final scene.

Tokarev TT-33

A Tokarev TT-33 pistol is a personal weapon of Vladimir Sharapov (Vladimir Konkin). TT-33 are also used by MUR detectives Ivan Passyuk (Aleksandr Milyutin), Pyotr Solovyov (Vsevolod Abdulov), Vasily Vekshin (Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev), and by robbers of the Black Cat gang Fox (Aleksandr Belyavskiy), "Promokashka" (Blotting Paper) (Ivan Bortnik), and an unnamed person (Vladimir Zharikov).

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Vekshin carries a TT, tucked at his belt, in the opening scene.
Ivan Passyuk fires his TT during the shootout with criminals.
Sharapov holds a TT.
Solovyov hides his TT under a newspaper while in ambush.
Fox, disguised as a Soviet Army officer, draws a TT.
A TT is hidden in storeroom.
"Promokashka" (at the left) holds a TT.
Sharapov with a TT in final scene.

Femaru 37M

Black Cat gang member Tyagunov (Oleg Savosin) is armed with Femaru 37M. Note: at first it was identified as TT but upon closer inspection it appears to be Femaru.

Frommer 37M pistol - 9x17 Browning Short
Tyagunov draw his pistol. Note the shape of the rear part and the external extractor. The hole in the slide shows that the pistol was deactivated.

Walther PP

In the scene of car chase Vladimir Sharapov's (Vladimir Konkin) TT-33 switches to a Walther PP and later back again.

Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP.
Wounded Sharapov holds a Walther PP.

Luger P08

"Gorbaty" (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan), the boss of Black Cat gang, carries a Luger P08. In the final scene it switches to a Nagant M1895 due to a continuity error.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
"Gorbaty" fires his Luger.

Walther P38

A criminal Levchenko (Viktor Pavlov) carries a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Levchenko holds his pistol.
Levchenko with P38 in hands in the final scene.

Walther Model 4

A Walther Model 4 is the murder weapon in the case investigated by Zheglov and Sharapov. In the movie it is incorrectly called "Bayard 6.35mm".

Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP.
The Walther is found during the search.
Zheglov shows the pistol to Gruzdev.

Submachine Guns


An MP40 is seen in a deleted scene of Sharapov's wartime flashback.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sharapov (Vladimir Konkin) (at the left) holds an MP40.
Sharapov fires his MP40.


Mosin Nagant Rifle

In final scene several militioneers are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

An aged store keeper (Vladimir Yevchenko) tried to protect himself with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun against "Black Cat" robbers, but fails.

A shotgun is seen on the wall.
Store keeper is killed by robbers when trying to get his shotgun. The weapon is hold by a robber (Rudolf Mukhin).

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

A bolt action Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun (supposedly an R-32 version) is seen in hands of a store keeper (uncredited) during the unsuccessful robbery attempt.

"Frolovka" R-32 shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 32 Gauge
A store keeper holds his shotgun.

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