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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 […]

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The Making of Nu, Pogodi!

This article was originally written as a Russian-language LiveJournal post by Vitaly Dubogrei. It was translated to English by Sophia Rhem while on her Home and Abroad: Translation program. For Russians, the characters from Nu, pogodi! have been our friends since the cradle. One is a young guy with shaggy hair and a guitar on […]

Better Than Us / Лучше, чем люди

Better Than Us (Лучше, чем люди) is the first ever Russian-language Netflix original series. A sci-fi drama, it takes place in the near future where fully anthropomorphic robots commonly live among humans. It focuses on Arisa, an experimental domestic service robot programed with “the semblance of freewill” and an increased ability to defend herself and […]

Night Swallows / Ночные ласточки

Night Swallows (Ночные ласточки) is a Russian-language military drama mini-series, directed by Mikhail Kabanov and produced by Star Media. Based on true story, Night Swallows is about the all-female aviation unit formed by Stalin in 1941. The unit, which became known as the “Night Swallows” in the USSR and often referred to as “Night Witches” […]

Wind in the Face / Ветер в Лицо

Wind in the Face (Ветер в Лицо) is a Russian-language melodrama TV mini-series, produced by Star Media and directed by Nikolay Mikhaylov. The series was originally released on May 5, 2014, on Russia’s Channel One. There are 4 episodes, all of which are available for free on YouTube with English subtitles. The series is about […]

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 […]

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