We are not sure of the release date for Азазель. It was released at the box office on 2002-03-10 so we estimate it was released to DVD in June 2002.
Director: Aleksandr Adabashyan
Cast: Sergey Chonishvili, Ilya Noskov, Sergei Bezrukov, Marina Neyolova, and Larisa Borushko
Based on Boris Akunin's novel 'Azazel' (English title 'The Winter Queen') set in Moscow in 1876. The novel started a long series quite popular in Russia. In 'Azazel' a young police officer - Erast Fandorin - investigates an odd suicide of some rich young man and finds a complex conspiracy, trying to take over most European countries - from Britain to Ottoman Empire - with the best intentions, of course.