Vertical Race

Vertical Race is a 1983 Soviet three-part crime miniseries directed by Aleksander Muratov based on the story of the same name by the Vayner Brothers.


The action takes place in the USSR in the 1980s. The plot is based on the confrontation between Moscow Criminal Investigations Department inspector Stanislav Tikhonov (Andrey Myagkov) and the thief-recidivist Alexei Dedushkin, nicknamed "Baton" (Valentin Gaft.