The laconic, eponymous hero of Konstantin Murzenko's Aprel' (April, 2001) has been set up and finds himself accused for of a crime he didn't do. The boss of this smalltime criminal seems sympathetic gives him a roll of dollars and a gun and tells him to get himself a girl and tells Aprel' to kill the man who betrayed him. After finding himself a girlfriend, a prostitute who has never slept with anyone, he sets about his task, to which he has no affinity or inclination.
He does a runner on the hit job he's been told to do, and before running goes to visit his girlfriend, who also works the nightshift as a nurse. By chance, he runs into the man he was to kill, who is involved in a baby-snatching racket. The latter's hold-up goes disasterously wrong, partly foiled by the perpetrator's own incompetence and partly by Aprel's efforts to save the day. Police marksmen surround the hospital, yet Aprel' still manages to avoid all awaiting fates—death, imprisonment or descent into the depths of the criminal underworld.
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