• Year:2010
  • Country: Russia
  • Genre: DetectiveHistory
  • Duration: 48 minutes, 12 series
  • Director: Aleksandra Butko, Aleksei Molochnik
  • Writer: Evgeni Labetskiy
  • Producer: Igor Kalenov, Rodion Pavlyuchik
  • Cast: Vladimir Steklov, Yakov Shamshin, Linda Lazareva, Igor Botvin, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Boris Smolkin, Artur Vakha, Andrei Fedortsov, Yuriy Itskov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyorny


The scene takes place in the 1820s. The rising tide of crime overwhelms Leningrad. Ligovka is a region where people become familiar with criminal world almost since childhood. In the center of the plot there two “arms of the law” from the local militia department, fifty-year-old Shmakov and his fellow worker-trainee Samoilov. Ligovka’s criminal world is controlled by “not-tobe-caught” Leha the Devil. Shmakov swears to catch him, and his dream comes true with the help of Evgenya and Samoilov in the end of the tv series. Тypical for the times crimes Ligovka’s unique atmosphere, a curios period of Soviet militia’s establishment in the “shopkeepers’” Russia – all these are the marks of one very bright epoch, which is very poorly covered in our cinema.