15 Soviet Cartoons to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

These cartoons are full of joyful, bright, and homey holiday charm. It’s no secret that the holiday season is most precious to us in childhood. Because for children, it is not just an opportunity to gather together with loved ones. It’s an occasion for presents, Grandfather Frost, Snegurochka, beautiful spruce trees, and hope for a […]

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Trotsky/Троцкий

Троцкий (Trotsky) is an eight-episode TV mini-series featuring the life of Leon Trotsky, a Russian Marxist revolutionary and Soviet politician. It was directed by Alexander Kott and Konstantin Statsky and stars Konstantin Khabensky as Leon Trotsky, who was effectively reprising a role he created and first performed more than a decade ago in biographic series […]

The Sniffer / Нюхач

The Sniffer (Нюхач) is a Russian-language detective TV series, produced in Ukraine by the FILM.UA group. The series was originally released on November 11, 2013 on the Ukrainian channel ICTV. The series is about a man with an extraordinary sense of smell. Nicknamed “The Sniffer,” he uses his superhuman sense along with his vast knowledge […]

Spies / Разведчицы

Spies (Разведчицы) is a Russian-language military drama TV series based on true events. It was produced by Rosmedia Production at the request of DT Production, and directed by Felix Gerchikov. The premier was released on May 7, 2013, on the Ukrainian channel 1+1. The series ended with a total of 12 episodes, all of which […]

Silver Spoon/Мажор

The Russian-language version of Мажор premiered on December 15, 2014 on First Channel, Russia’s most-watched television channel. It was later picked up by Netflix and released in the fall of 2016 under the name Silver Spoon. The first two seasons are currently available there, both with English subtitles. It was the first Russian-produced TV show […]

Sherlock Holmes / Шерлок Холмс

During a resurgence in popularity of the British detective stories, Russia offered an early contribution in the worldwide revival of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with their own adaptation, a television series titled Sherlock Holmes (ШерлокХолмс). Aired in November 2013, this eight-episode series was directed by Andrey Kavun, and featured Igor Petrenko […]

Detective Anna / Анна – Детективъ

Detective Anna (Анна – Детективъ) is a Russian mystery/sci-fi TV show, produced by Skyway Productions and Star Media and released on November 7, 2016 on the Russia’s TV-3, which is branded quite similarly to the Sci-Fi Channel in America. In this series, Anna, a 19-year-old girl who acquires an ability to communicate with the dead, […]

House Arrest / Домашний арест

House Arrest (Домашний Aрест) is a Russian comedy TV series, produced by Comedy Club Productions and first released on August 16, 2018. It played on the TNT comedy channel in Russia. The series is about Arkady Anikeev, the mayor of Sineozersk who gets arrested for taking bribes and finds himself placed under house arrest. As […]

Servant of the People / Слуга народу

Servant of the People (Слуга народу) is a Ukrainian political satire comedy TV show, produced by Kvartal 95 Studio and directed by Alexey Kiryushchenko. The premier of the first season was released on November 16, 2015, on the Ukrainian TV channel 1 + 1. As if it was predicting a political phenomenon that will actually […]

15 Soviet Cartoons to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

These cartoons are full of joyful, bright, and homey holiday charm. It’s no secret that the holiday season is most precious to us in childhood. Because for children, it is not just an opportunity to gather together with loved ones. It’s an occasion for presents, Grandfather Frost, Snegurochka, beautiful spruce trees, and hope for a […]

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