The State Counseller (Russian: Статский советник, translit. Statskiy sovetnik) is a 2005 Russian film, an adaptation of Boris Akunin's novel of the same name featuring detective Erast Fandorin. Directed by Filipp Yankovsky, it was one of the most expensive films ever made in Russia.
A revolutionary organisation is planning to assassinate the Governor of Moscow as the first step to overthrowing the Tsarist state. Detective Erast Fandorin attempts to counter them, but his efforts are hindered by his dealings with Prince Pozharsky.
The film's promotional title in Russian uses the old-fashioned, pre-Revolutionary spelling Статскiй совѣтникъ which contrasts with the modern spelling Статский советник.