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When James Bond points his gun at Valentin Zukovsky it is clear that his gun is a Walter PPK. Notice there are no grooves on the side of the gun towards the back When Valentin's henchman points his gun at James, grooves can be seen on the side of the gun towards the back of the gun. This to me shows that the henchman is using a different gun and not a ...


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The henchman's gun is a copy of the PPK that was produced in Soviet Russian known as the Makarov. It is also a larger caliber, a 9x18mm. I do believe that design is still being used by the Russian military to this day, as well as being a rather popular civilian gun. Thousands of them have been imported to the US.


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Detonating over Severnaya ensures that only they have control of the 2nd satellite. If it had been left intact, the military would be able to use it to change codes and lock them out at will, possibly even without the launch keys. After the initial heist, there's no way Russia could rebuild the facility from the EMP blast in time to prevent a second ...


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As far as we know...(at least initially) For the money Certainly Ourumov's motivations are vague at best and there is little clue in the movie itself. The only comment in this direction is when Trevelyan says to him when questioned about Trevelyan's origins.... "What's true is that in 48 hours, you and I will have more money than God" Whether Ourumov ...


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Alec's plan is basically a robbery (ala Goldfinger, one of many plot elements that are updates to traditional Bond themes), they are robbing an (unnamed) set of companies /banks/stock exchange etc via Boris's hacking ability, the Goldeneye is to be used at the end to destroy evidence of what they've done. The hit on Sevrenaya is to steal the Goldeneye, only ...


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