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

Russian is an East Slavic language, spoken primarily in Russia. It is the native language of the Russians and belongs to the Indo-European language family. It is one of four living East Slavic languages, and is also a part of the larger Balto-Slavic languages. It was the de facto and de jure official language of the former Soviet Union. Russian has remained an official language in independent Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and is still commonly used as a lingua franca in Ukraine, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and to a lesser extent in the Baltic states and Israel. Russian has over 258 million total speakers worldwide. It is the most spoken native language in Europe, the most spoken Slavic language, as well as the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia. It is the world's seventh-most spoken language by number of native speakers, and the world's ninth-most spoken language by total number of speakers. Russian is one of two official languages aboard the International Space Station, one of the six official languages of the United Nations, as well as the fourth most widely used language on the Internet. Russian is written using the Russian alphabet of the Cyrillic script; it distinguishes between consonant phonemes with palatal secondary ... ()

Russian is spoken in Russia and 620 TV shows/series (between 1961 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Russia (543). Popular genres for Russian TV shows/series are Drama (254), Comedy (211) and Mystery (122). Trace (2007-), The Voronins (2009-2019), Fuse (1962-2008), Soldiers (2004-2013) and Russian Affairs (2019-) are among the best known & most successful Russian TV shows/series.

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40min per episode | Mystery, Crime
4.2/5 (with 3 votes)

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The Voronins(2009-2019)

24min per episode | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 18 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.


3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Fitil is a popular Soviet/Russian television satirical/comedy short film series which ran for about 500 episodes. Some of the episodes were aimed at children, and were called Фитилёк, Fitilyok, Little Fuse. Each issue contained from the few short segments: documentary, fictional and animated ones. Directed by various artists, including Leonid Gaidai who presented his famous trio of Nikulin, Vitsin and Morgunov into the cast. It was called in USSR as "the anecdotes from the Soviet government".


48min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

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Russian Affairs(2019-)

49min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Moscow, present day. The city of big money, passion, gorgeous women and wealthy men, receptions and dangerous intrigue. Dasha, an art historian from the province, who came to the capital, dreams of a new, better life, but a mysterious and cruel incident will change everything.

Streets of Broken Lights(1998-2019)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Russian detectives unwind the ball of the most intricate and cruel crimes. They are consummate professionals, the best cops in town. Even on the most dangerous missions, this quartet never loses their sense of humor. It is it that helps them find the most incredible ways out of any situation. They uphold the law and emerge victorious.


25min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 48 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
2.1/5 (with 5 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

Masha and the Bear(2009-)

| 7min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 197 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

Junior League(2013-2019)

48min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

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.

Not Born Beautiful(2005)

42min per episode | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Katya, a plain-looking girl, works as a secretary at the company Zimaletto, a manufacturer of uniforms and wedding dresses. No man has paid attention to her yet, but she doesn't allow her looks to keep her from dreaming about love and happiness.

Where is the logic?(2015-)

45min per episode | Comedy, Talk-Show
4.3/5 (with 5 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.

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Happy Together(2006-2013)

25min per episode | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 16 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, ...


| 6min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.6/5 (with 16 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.

Directed by Denis Chernov, Ilya Maksimov, Dzhangir Suleymanov

The investigation was conducted(2006-)

4.5/5 (with 4 votes)

The author's cycle of documentary programs of the NTV channel about the most high-profile crimes committed in the USSR. The story is accompanied by stories about the daily life of the inhabitants of the USSR. Presenter - Leonid Kanevskiy. Documentary television films are devoted to criminal cases from 1917 to 1991.

The Fixies(2011-)

| 6min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
4.3/5 (with 4 votes)

"And who are the fixies - a big, big secret!" - that's what the song about the fixies sings. Until recently, people knew almost nothing about these little people who live inside cars and appliances. Fixies take care of machines from the inside, cleaning them, lubricating them, fixing minor malfunctions. They are skilled and diligent craftsmen. Fixies are used to hiding from people, but they are everywhere: in computers, refrigerators, TVs ... Everyone remembers the cases when a non-working device suddenly began to work if it is lightly tapped. It's simple: a fixer woke up inside and made everything work. And now you can watch cartoons about these mysterious hard-working people and get to know them better...

Lanky Girls(2019-)

4.2/5 (with 7 votes)

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22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 10 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.

Secrecy of the investigation(2000-)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 6 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


1h 30min per episode | Talk-Show
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

VDud is an interview show of prominent cultural, television, business, Internet and political figures. There is such a small amount of frank interviews where media personalities discover their problems and answer sharp questions in Russian media.

Real Boys(2010-)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 28 votes)

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Daddy's Daughters(2007-2013)

24min per episode | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 15 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.

My Fair Nanny(2004-2009)

| 26min per episode | Comedy, Soap / Telenovela, Kids & Family
2.8/5 (with 13 votes)

My Fair Nanny is a Russian comedy television series based on the American television sitcom, The Nanny.

The Vampires of Midland(2021-)

4.4/5 (with 30 votes)

Grandpa Slava is the oldest of the Midland vampire family. They live quietly. They live by the law. They live the unremarkable life of an ordinary Russian family and they never kill humans – ever. Although, of course, everyone knows they drink blood. And when some lifeless corpses are found in a birch grove near Smolensk... their peaceful life falls under threat.

To Remember(1993-2004)

45min per episode | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

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University. The New Dorm(2011-2018)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 20 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.

Dr. Baby Dust(2012-)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Ilya Noskov, Olesia Vlasova, Vitalina Bibliv, Alyona Yakovleva, Andrey Vladimirovitsj Finjagin, Natalya Vasko, ...


25min per episode | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 20 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, Maksim Pezhemsky - With Andrey Gaydulyan, Alexey Gavrilov, Vitaly Gogunsky, Mariya Kozhevnikova, Valentina Rubtsova, Ararat Keshyan, ...


1h 55min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy, Talk-Show
3.3/5 (with 8 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.

What? Where? When?(1975-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
4.4/5 (with 4 votes)

What? Where? When? is an intellectual game show well known in Russian-language media and other CIS states since mid-1970s. Today it is produced for television by TV Igra on the Russian Channel One and also exists as a competitive game played in clubs organized by the World Association of Clubs. Over 17 000 teams worldwide play sport version of game, based on the TV show.

Directed by Vladimir Voroshilov, Kryuk Boris Aleksandrovich
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