Russia’s Top Russian Movies: October 2018

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...

Ivan Urgant

Ivan Urgant is one of Russia’s most recognizable TV personalities. He has hosted music programs, a cooking show, game shows, holiday specials, and Russia’s most successful “western-style” late night talk show. He also acts in movies...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: September 2018

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...

Attraction / Притяжение

Притяжение (Attraction) was Russia’s highest grossing movie of 2017. A visually spectacular sci-fi / romance, it also offered considerable social commentary on how Russian society views and treats immigrants. Притяжение (Attraction) was released in Russia...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: August 2018

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...

Salyut-7 / Салют-7

Салют-7, or Salyut-7, was released in Russia on October 12, 2017. It became one of Russia’s highest grossing films of that year, eventually bringing in $13.4 million USD. Salyut-7 is based on true events that...

The Last Bogatyr / Последний богатырь

Последний богатырь, or The Last Bogatyr, was released in Russia on October 16, 2017. Co-produced by Disney and a Russian studio called “Yellow, Black, and White,” The Last Bogatyr quickly became a box office success. Just...

Flight Crew / Экипаж

Экипаж (Ekipazh) was released in Russia and a handful of Eastern European countries on April 21, 2016.  The film’s resemblance to Alexander Mitta’s 1969 Экипаж, which was popular in the Soviet Union, is limited to...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: July 2018

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...

Kroshka Enot / Крошка Енот

Крошка Енот is a cartoon about a baby raccoon overcoming his fears. The baby raccoon, who lives in the jungle with his mother, is given the task of collecting sedge by the jungle’s pond for...

More Russian Resources

PopKult tries to give an expansive overview of contemporary pop culture in Eurasia. Here are a few other resources you might check out for more Russian classic movies, cutting-edge bands, and language practice!   Watch...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: June 2018

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can...