First Department 2

The series is based on the daily life of the employees of the First Investigative Department of the First Directorate of the GSU of the IC of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg.

... Yuri Ivanovich Bragin has been holding the position of senior investigator for particularly important cases in the central office of the Investigative Committee of Russia for several months now.

As far as possible, Bragin tries to visit the family left in St. Petersburg, but every month, his visits home become less and less frequent. Bragin's marriage is bursting at the seams…

... In Moscow, Bragin is investigating a high-profile contract murder. The suspect has been detained and is ready to make a confession. However, Bragin begins to receive threats, which the investigator at first does not attach importance to.

But soon an attempt is made on Bragin. His car is blown up right in the middle of the city.

Only by a miracle, Bragin is saved. He stopped for a glass of tea at a small cafe, parking his car nearby. During the explosion, employees of the parking service who wanted to send the car to the impound lot are killed.

The head of Bragin, Colonel Rubailo, believes that during the investigation, Yuri Ivanovich should be given state protection. He also insists that Bragin leave Moscow indefinitely.

Bragin returns to St. Petersburg, where he was transferred to the position of senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Second Investigative Department of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

At the new place Bragin will have to investigate various crimes committed not only in St. Petersburg, but in the Leningrad region.

Bragin is transferred to the criminal proceedings, which, for various reasons, his colleagues could not cope with. For example, the ladle Andrey Ukhvatov, who headed the first department of the GSU IC in St. Petersburg after the former head Vadim Maltsev filed a report on retirement due to health problems.

The ambitious Ukhvatov is disgusted by the idea that Bragin will handle the investigation better than him and his employees.

But for Bragin, work is only a joy. There's no case he can't figure out. And help him in this, of course, an old trusted friend, police Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Shibanov.

Inessa Yurchenko, Sergey Shcheglov
Denis Neumand
Photography director(s):
Eugene Kordunsky
Andrey Tumarkin
Ivan Kolesnikov, Sergey Zharkov, Ilya Shakunov, Elena Vozhakina, Alexey Fedkin, Alexandra Kryukova and others.