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BLASTERMIND From Russia With Love

We’ve given our regular quiz a Russian makeover – NOW WITH ANSWERS

Because The Darkest Hour hits UK cinema screens this week, in honour of the film’s Moscow setting we have a Russian-themed quiz for you. All the images below either feature characters who are Russian, shows or films set in Russia (or with Russian-set sequences, at least) or were by Russian creators. Be careful to read the instructions below the images, as with two of them we are not after the name of the film or show, but the character’s name instead.

Oh, and the picture to the left, by the way, is from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol which we daren’t use because it’ll open up that whole tedious argument about whether Mission Impossible is SFX or not. But it’s a great pic and it seemed not a shame to use it.

Usual request: Please don’t put answers in the comments section below (though feel free to use it to boast/bemoan how well/badly you’re doing) but the folks on this thread are quite happy for you to post and discuss answers if you follow the golden rule of only posting answers in invisible text (if you don’t know how ask somebody there – they’re very friendly).

Answers on the next page, comrades…

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1 Name of film or TV show

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2 Name of film or TV show

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3 Name of film or TV show

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5 Name of film or TV show

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6 Name of film or TV show

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7 Name of character

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11 Name of film or TV show

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12 Name of character

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1 Name of film or TV show: X-Men: First Class

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2 Name of film or TV show: X-Men 2 ( X2 )

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3 Name of film or TV show: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

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4 Name of film or TV show: Chuck

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5 Name of film or TV show: Black Lightning

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6 Name of film or TV show: Solaris

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7 Name of character: Red Dynamo

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8 Name of film or TV show: Night Watch

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9 Name of film or TV show: Stalker

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10 Name of film or TV show: Doctor Who (“The Curse Of Fenric”)

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11 Name of film or TV show: 2010

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12 Name of character: Whiplash

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.