Hip-Hip and Hurra / Hip-Hip i Hurra

Hip-Hip and Hurra (Hip-Hip i Hurra) is a Polish children’s cartoon series. It’s your standard comedic/educational program, with talking animals for main characters and various life lessons at the end of every episode. It also features...

Włatcy móch / The Lord of the Flies

Włatcy móch (The Lord of the Flies—though the Polish original is intentionally misspelled) is a Polish cartoon series meant for adults. Much like the American South Park, it features four young boys and their very unchildlike...

Russkoe Radio Top 5: January 2017

Russkoe Radio plays pop music exclusively in Russian. What’s big in Russian-language pop and dance music? Russkoe Radio’s pop playlists can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top...

Russia’s Top Russian Movies: January 2017

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...

Bolek and Lolek / Bolek i Lolek

Bolek and Lolek (Bolek i Lolek) is a Polish cartoon that dates back to the 1960s. It tells the story of two brothers, Bolek and Lolek (short for Bolesław and Karol), and their adventures. There are...

Day Watch / Дневной дозор

Day Watch (Дневной дозор) is the 2005 sequel to the incredibly popular 2004 Night Watch (Ночной дозор). Both are Russian fantasy films. Day Watch is also based on the series of novels by Sergei Lukyanenko...

Prostokvashino / Простоквашино

Prostokvashino (Простоквашино) is a series of three animated children’s cartoons from the Soviet Union. The episodes are “Three from Prostokvashino” (“Трое из Простоквашино,” 1978), “Vacations in Prostokvashino” (“Каникулы в Простоквашино,” 1980), and “Winter in Prostokvashino”...

Bооba / Буба

Bооba (Буба; the creators chose the English-language transliteration themselves) is a pretty new Russian animated cartoon series for very young children. Begun in 2014, there are now 16 episodes of about four minutes each, and...

Babay / Бабай

Babay (Бабай) is a 2014 Ukrainian children’s animated film. It was made by Ukraine’s major animation studio, Ukranimafilm (Укранімафільм). In Slavic folklore, Babay is a sort of evil spirit in the shape of an old...