TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Russian(русский)

Russian (русский язык, tr. russkiy yazyk) is an East Slavic language native to the Russians in Eastern Europe. It is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and is used widely throughout the Caucasus, Central Asia, and to some extent in the Baltic states. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages, one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages alongside, and part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch. Russian was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 26 December 1991. Russian is used in an official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states. Large numbers of Russian speakers are residents of other countries like Israel and Mongolia. Russian is the largest native language in Europe, and the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia. It is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages, with over 258 million total speakers worldwide. Russian is the seventh-most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the eighth-most spoken language in the world by total number of speakers. The language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is also the second-most widespread language on the Internet, after English. Russian is wr... ()

Russian is spoken in Russia and 289 TV shows/series (between 1968 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Russia (235). Popular genres for Russian TV shows/series are Drama (114), Comedy (97) and Crime (55). Interns (2010-2016), Luntik (2006-), The Sniffer (2013-), Kikoriki (2004-) and IP Pirogova (2019-) are among the best known & most successful Russian TV shows/series.

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25min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 29 votes)

Medical sitcom Ivan Okhlobystin about doctors who still do not know how to treat, but know how to make people laugh. The main characters of the sitcom - four interns. They always get into stupid situations, and their leader Dr. Bykov pleasure of watching this


6min per episode | Animation, Comedy
1.9/5 (with 3 votes)

"The Adventures of Luntik" or simply "Luntik" is a Russian animated series for children of preschool age. It is the story of a small fluffy creature, Luntik, who was born on the Moon and fell from it, on to the Earth. Luntik is the main character and each episode features a story about him and his friends. Luntik is new to the Earth and in each episode he learns something about this new world. He meets new friends, learns how to be polite and even gets a family. The majority of the characters in the series are small animals: insects, fish, frogs, bees, grasshoppers, ladybugs etc. The show features both adult and children characters. The series are shown from the child's perspective and the stories are very kind and warm. Even the "villains" of the series - two caterpillars - are just a couple of mischievous kids. Each episode is only 6 minutes long and has a finished story line.

Directed by Darina Shmidt

The Sniffer(2013-)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.

Directed by Artem Litvinenko - With Kirill Käro, Ivan Oganesyan, Mariya Anikanova, Nina Gogayeva, Nikolay Chindyaykin, Aleksandr Tyutin, ...


6min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

The Smeshariki are stylized rounded animals. Each of the nine characters has a unique personality and a range of interests with no negative characters among them. Plots are built not on the battle of opposing forces but on the unexpected situations the animated characters stumble upon in their interactions deemed similar to the ones that children may encounter in their everyday lives. Many of the topics foreground the guidance that friendship and community provide to the individual making his or her way in the world. Complex themes and specific cultural references place this cartoon firmly within the Russian tradition of animation. Much attention was devoted to the humor in the series, some of which has attracted adults as well.

IP Pirogova(2019-)

24min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

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The Junior Team(2013-2019)

48min per episode | Drama, Comedy
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In the town of Podolsk, The Bears hockey club hires a new coach, Sergei Makeyev, a former National Hockey League player, who sets out to get the club to the Junior Hockey League and make The Bears a successful team.

Masha and the Bear(2009-)

| 7min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 103 votes)

Masha is an energetic three-year-old who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures.

Directed by Oleg Kuzovkov, Oleg Uzhinov, Natalya Malgina


50min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Collection of satirical sketches, telling about the decent inhabitants of the Patriarchal Ponds and their obscene stories. The series includes touching, outrageous and full of love intimate stories that are not accepted to speak out loud.

Where is the logic?(2015-)

45min per episode | Comedy, Talk-Show
4.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Humanity knows two types of logic: male and female. In the new TNT show, we do not push them together, but rather make them work for one common result. Star couples, partners on the set, just good friends and acquaintances will together try to build logical links between the most seemingly illogical events, objects or facts.

The Voronins(2009-2019)

25min per episode | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The main characters of the series are an ordinary family. The family consists of the following: Kostya (a sports journalist), his wife Vera (a housewife) and their children: Masha and the twins Philip and Kirill. Right on the same landing, where the apartment of the young Voronin family is located, Kostya’s parents live: Galina Ivanovna (housewife, Kostya and Lyonya’s mother, Vera’s mother-in-law), Nikolai Petrovich (Kostya’s and Lyonya’s father, Vera’s father-in-law) and Lyonya (the major of the police) - Kostya's older brother.

Real Guys(2010-)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

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Better Than Us(2018-)

55min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

Moscow in a not so distant future where human beings share their daily lives with robots. Georgy, a forensic who has a robot assistant, suddenly finds himself caught up in the first murder committed by a new kind of experimental humanoid.

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Secrecy of the investigation(2000-)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Crime
4.5/5 (with 3 votes)

In the center of the plot is a senior investigator named Masha Shvetsova and her male colleagues. The plot is the most vital, but, like in “Streets of Broken Lanterns,” it is seasoned with a fair amount of humor - otherwise, how can the audience (and the heroes) endure countless morgues, identifications and other “cute” charms of the investigative routine?

With Anna Kovalchuk, Aleksandr Novikov, Vyacheslav Zakharov

Daddy's Daughters(2007-2013)

24min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

The protagonist - a family psychotherapist from a small private clinic, Sergey Vasnetsov, found himself in a deplorable life situation. His wife left him, leaving his five daughters in his care: the eldest of them, Masha, is a big woman of fashion and heartbreaker, dates many guys; second in seniority, Dasha is a Goth girl; the third daughter is Zhenya, an athlete who is friends with the guys and does not date any of them; the fourth, Galina Sergeevna - an erudite and wunderkind; The youngest father's daughter, Polina, nicknamed Button, is a creatively gifted girl. Girls do their best to please their beloved father. And Vasnetsov founds himself in a complete “blockage” at work and problems with money, but one day there is hope that he will get lucky. And by the will of fate, his client is a rich lady from the Rublyovka Oksana Fedotova, who has everything except family happiness.

Happy Together(2006-2013)

25min per episode | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

The ordinary life of an ordinary family from the province: a couple, 2 children, a dog and neighbors. Dasha is a housewife who loves to watch TV shows and go shopping. Her husband, Gena, is a shoe store manager, likes to hang around in the garage and watch football with friends. Their daughter Sveta is a student of high school, changes the guys every week. And their son Roma is playing computer thew whole day and intrigues sister. Bukins quarrel at least once a day - so they have fun. They have been together for 16 years and still love each other. This is the happiest family in the world.

Directed by Georgy Dronov - With Viktor Loginov, Natalya Bochkareva, Darya Sagalova, Alexander Yakin, Yulia Sergeevna Zacharova, Aleksey Sekirin, ...

University. The New Dorm(2011-2018)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

The hostel number 3, in which the heroes lived, is being demolished, and three guys (Michael, Anton and Kuzya) are relocated to a new hostel. In the new building they are settled in block number 510 with the girls Christina, Yana and Masha. Kuzya begins to date Masha, and Anton dates Christina. Later Kuzya leaves for Agapovka, the botanist Valentin is settled instead.


22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Sasha and Tanya have graduated and moved out of the dormitory. They now live with their son Alyosha in their own two-room apartment in the Moscow suburb of Yuzhnoe Butovo. And, boy, are their neighbors ever weird.


1h 55min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

KVN is a Russian humour TV show and competition where teams compete by giving funny answers to questions and showing prepared sketches. The programme was first aired by the First Soviet Channel on November 8, 1961. Eleven years later, in 1972, when few programmes were being broadcast live, Soviet censors found the students' impromptu jokes offensive and anti-Soviet and banned KVN. The show was revived fourteen years later during the Perestroika era in 1986, with Alexander Maslyakov as its host. It is one of the longest-running TV programmes on Russian Television. It also has its own holiday on November 8, the birthday of the game, which KVN players celebrate every year since it was announced and widely celebrated for the first time in 2001.


54min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

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25min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

The son of oligarch Sylvestre Sergeev, Sasha, fled from the university in London, where he studied finance, and entered the astronomical department of the physics department of a Moscow university. Sylvester Andreevich wants to return his son to his former life, but he wants to live "among the people" and wants to achieve everything in life himself. In parallel with this, many funny situations happen to the heroes of the series.

Directed by Pyotr Tochilin, Roman Samgin, Zhanna Kadnikova - With Andrey Gaydulyan, Alexey Gavrilov, Vitaly Gogunsky, Mariya Kozhevnikova, Valentina Rubtsova, Ararat Keshyan, ...

The Kitchen(2012-2016)

24min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Maksim "Max" Lavrov wants to become a great chef. But he finds out that the kitchen isn't the place for an easy career. And in restaurant "Claude Monet" this job looks even harder and much more complicated than just cooking.


25min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Sergey Koryagin, Dmitriy Korobkin - With Galina Bob, Polina Maksimova, Taisiya Vilkova, Alexey Vorobyov, Timur Bokancha, ...

The Private School(2011-2012)

48min per episode | Mystery, Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The action takes place in the Moscow region in an old noble estate, built almost 200 years ago by Scherbatov nobleman. After the October Socialist Revolution and until the end of World War II, the manor was empty. From 1945 to 1953 a special reception center for children of “enemies of the people” was located here. Then from 1953 to 1980, orphanage No. 8 began to work there. After its closure, the manor was again empty for exactly 20 years. At the end of 1999, the building was bought out under a private elite boarding school, in which the action unfolds today. The series tells about the life of students and teachers of the elite boarding school "Logos", located in the old estate of Shcherbatov nobleman in the midst of a gloomy, but picturesque forest. In their closed world, all experiences are much more acute than in ordinary school life. In the story, throughout the series, there are eleven main characters. In the course of the plot, it turns out that each of them has its own secrets and skeletons in the closet.

Directed by Oleg Asadulin - With Anton Olegovitsj Habarov, Tatyana Vasileva, Pavel Priluchny, Aleksey Koryakov, Agata Muceniece, Kseniya Entelis, ...

To Remember(1993-2003)

45min per episode | Documentary
4.9/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Silver Spoon(2014-)

59min per episode | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.

Hotel Eleon(2016-2017)

30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

The new series of CTC, which will continue the story of the hit comedy "Kitchen". Chef Victor Barinov retired and Eleanor Andreevna met the man of her dreams and moved to St. Petersburg - this ended the final season of "Kitchen". But life in the hotel and the restaurant continues: Michael Dzhekovich still responsible for order in the "Eleon" chef Victor restaurant appointed Senya, and her daughter gets an unexpected boost, which is not pleased with the bone. Everything goes on as usual, while the hotel is not headed by Paul - unlucky nephew of former mistress. In order not to disappoint Aunt and save the business, he entices Brussels Supermenedzher Sofia Tolstaya. New management sets its own rules, and now the hotel is waiting for major changes that overturned upside down not only the habitual way of "Eleon", but the characters and personal plans.

Nu, pogodi!(1969-2012)

10min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 30 votes)

Follows the comical adventures of a mischievous yet artistic wolf [Volk], trying to catch a hare [Zayats]. The series has additional characters that usually either help the hare or interfere with the wolf's plans.

Directed by Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin, Vladimir Tarasov, Aleksey Kotyonochkin

Big Difference(2008-2014)

55min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Aleksey Kiryushchenko, Ruslan Sorokin, Yury Vladovsky, Dmitry Dyachenko, Feliks Mikhaylov, Maksim Papernik, ... - With Nonna Grishayeva, Alexander Oleshko, Sergey Burunov, Viktor Andriyenko, Valentina Rubtsova, Svetlana Galka, ...


48min per episode | Kids & Family, Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


25min per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

9 "A" was an exemplary class, while their class teacher was Nosov Anatoly Germanovich - a strong and experienced teacher, recognized in 2009 as the Teacher of the Year. After his sudden illness, 9 "A" is left without a strong hand. The myth of the exemplary class is crumbling, discipline is cracking at the seams. Nosov's granddaughter, Anya Nosova, is perhaps the most difficult teenager of the school. A new student Ilya Epifanov provokes situations in which students manifest themselves from unexpected sides, turning upside down the usual idea of ​​them as classmates and teachers. None of the teachers want to take on the class, which of the model has become the most difficult.

Directed by Valeriya Guy Germanika, Ruslan Malikov, Nataliya Meshchaninova - With Aleksej Litvinenko, Valentina Lukashchuk, Natalja Viktorovna Teresjkova, Yelena Papanova, Aleksandra Rebenok
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