Movies and Music

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 More Russian Movies!

Below are links to sites that have online archives of full-length Soviet and Russian movies or shows, publications, or other resources about movies in Eurasia. Lots of them are YouTube channels and lots of them offer subtitles as well.


MOSFILM Online Cinema
Mosfilm Cinema, the copyright holder to a unique catalogue of motion pictures made over the 85 years of the studio’s existence, has placed much of that collection on YouTube with English subtitles. For more about Mosfilm, click here.

CD Land Video
CD Land is a major entertainment that produces films and music. Many of the movies are published on their YouTube channel.

Кинокомпания “СТВ”
STV has been making popular movies since 1992. They have many of their works on YouTube for free (with commercials).

Central Partnership
Central Partnership is one of Russia’s most prolific creators and distributors of popular films. Many of their works are on YouTube (for free with commercials or for a small payment).

All Media Company
All Media Company is a less successful film maker in Russia, but also one that has many works on YouTube.

Советские Movies
This site offers Soviet classics, some dubbed, some with subtitles.

Soyuzmultfilm was the USSR’s main animation studio. It is still producing cartoons today – and has many of its classic productions on YouTube.

Industria Kino
Industria Kino is a weekly program on Russia’s Vesti 24 news network devoted to upcoming Russian and foreign films. They have a large archive on episodes online.

Lenfilm is one of Russia’s largest film studios. For more about Lenfilm (in Russian), click here.

Glavkino is one of Russia’s newer film studios – and is known for its use of technology in film production.

KinoKultura is an English-language source of reviews and articles on Russian-language films.

American Films with Russian Content (and Vice Versa)
This list of films was put together by Ben Rifkin at the College of New Jersey as part of “a series of US and Russian films that depict both cultures.


Listen to more Russian Music!

Far from Moscow provides news on modern Russian bands and sound clips from their latest releases.

Russian Beyond the Headlines offers a modern music podcast. and are free music hosting sites – apparently favored by amateur rappers and shanson singers. is music hosting site that counts both professionals and amateurs among its uploaders.


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