Russia’s Top Movies: May 2019

Published: June 5, 2019

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 occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Миллиард – Billion – $6.3 million as of May 26, 2019

An influential banker is doing everything possible not to share his property with his illegitimate sons. But when his money gets stolen from him, it turns out that they are the only ones that can help him. To regain his fortune, the billionaire must rob his own bank in Monte Carlo. To do this, he will have to perform an even more difficult task: regain the trust of his children who grew up without their father….


Большое путешествие – Great Journey – $2.2 million as of May 26, 2019

Once upon a time a clueless stork working in a maternity ward, mixes up two children, giving them to the wrong families. One family decides to undertake a long journey to return the child to the correct family.


Домовой – Domovoy – $1.8 million as of May 26, 2019

In the bustling city of Moscow there is an unusual house that holds hundreds of secrets and mysteries. There is a strange creature living in the apartment in this house, which has not seen a single tenant in a very long time. Only when an independent mother with a charming 8-year-old daughter Alina comes to this apartment, will the creature be discovered…


Братство – Brotherhood – $0.69 million as of May 26, 2019

The events of the film take place in 1988, at the end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR initiates its witdrawal from Afghanistan. For the 108th motorized infantry division, however, it won’t be possible to return home without completing one last mission – bringing back the General Vasiliev’s son, who was kidnapped by the mujahideens.


Коридор бессмертия – The Roadway of Immortality – $0.67 million as of May 26, 2019

Masha Yablochkina, fresh out of school in Leningrad, joins railway building courses 1943 as the seige of Leningrad was still underway. From there, she is sent to help building the Shlisselburg roadway, which was supposed to connect the city with vital supplies and the outside world – but was also in full view of the German artillery… Based on historical events.

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Alex Sitnikov

Alex holds a BA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and is currently on his way to get an MA in Translation. He came to Moscow from Tolyatti to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and has been in love with the city ever since. In March 2018 Alex joined SRAS to help coordinate student activities in Moscow. When he’s not occupied with that, Alex likes to play guitar, sing, read, play videogames, and make YouTube videos.

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