During the Cold War, a secret organization “Patriot” gathered a team of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of many selected individuals throughout the former state’s territory, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats. The team includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, while each one of them have long been hiding their true identity.
It was the brainchild of a certain scientist, whose success led to his rival Professor August Kuratov (Stanislav Shirin) to attempt to escape and develop his own failed Module-1 project away from the Soviet authorities. When the military was summoned to arrest him, he bombed the Patriots’ laboratory, but survived as he was covered with some chemicals. He builds a machine and augments it on himself to use his newfound powers to generate electricity and control machines, and creates an army of clones as his soldiers, to prove to the world that he is a genius.
In the present day, several walking robots that are used in an exercise turn against their supervising officials and kill them, leading to the Ministry of Defence holding a meeting and decides to use the “Patriot” organization again to find their members, lead by Major Elena Larina (Valeriya Shkirando). Four of them are found and assembled: Ler (Sebestien Sisak), who spends his time meditating in the Khor Virap Monastery in Armenia; Khan (Sanzhar Madiyev), who slices and hacks through several attackers on a plain in Kazakhstan; Ursus (Anton Pampushnyy), who attacks several hunters who trespassed into his cabin in Putorana Plateau in northern Siberia; and Xenia (Alina Lanina), who performs stunts in a circus in Moscow. Their first task is to raid Kuratov’s laboratory within an old factory, but they are captured.
Kuratov offers the Guardians to join him, but they refuse. For this, he keeps three of them trapped within a magnetic force field and injures Ler. He later goes to a military facility at Noginsk to control the tanks and other vehicles stationed there, and launches an invasion of Moscow to use the Ostankino Tower and the Federation Tower for his Module-2 Project, so to transmit a signal through an old Soviet satellite which will then be sent to every other satellite orbiting Earth, and use them to control all technology on the world to his will. He also uses a force field to protect his beacon-tower, and destroy several jet fighters that were sent to shoot it. When a collaborator within the Russian military, Major-General Nikolai Dolgov, asks Kuratov for a reward, Kuratov strangles him to death.
While Ler recovers, he reminisces about his superhuman abilities preventing him from aging normally, causing him to retain his age as his wife and grandchildren moved on and passed away. At the meantime, Major Elena frees his other members from Kuratov’s laboratory. She sends Kuratov’s former rival to study one of the latter’s clones, but Kuratov meets him and releases poison gas to kill him. Ursus and the other Guardians are trained in the Patriots’ facility and are given suits and weapons.
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