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 a part of the Indo-European language family, and is one of four living East Slavic languages, and also part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch. Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and is used widely as a lingua franca throughout Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and to some extent in the Baltic states. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution; and is used in an official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet states. Russian has over 258 million total speakers worldwide, and is the most spoken Slavic language, the most spoken native language in Europe, as well as the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia. Large numbers of Russian speakers are residents of other countries, such as Israel and Mongolia. It is the world's seventh-most spoken language by number of native speakers, and the world's eighth-most spoken language by total number of speakers. Russian is the second-most used language on the Internet after English, and is one of two official languages aboard the International Space Station, as well as one of the six official languages of the United Na... ()

Russian is spoken in Russia and 337 TV shows/series (between 1961 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Russia (284). Popular genres for Russian TV shows/series are Drama (136), Comedy (116) and Mystery (64). Interns (2010-2016), Luntik (2006-), Grand (2018-), Masha and the Bear (2009-) and Daddy's Daughters (2007-2013) are among the best known & most successful Russian TV shows/series.

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25min per episode | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 32 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

Masha and the Bear(2009-)

| 7min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 145 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

Fort Boyard Russia(2020-)

1h 20min per episode | Reality-TV
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Russian game show based on the original French format of Fort Boyard.

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.


6min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.5/5 (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.

What? Where? When?(1975-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Junior League(2013-2019)

48min per episode | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 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.


25min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Short comedian sketches about what worries the average 30-year-old guy. Girls, work, friends, everyday little things, and problems of a universal scale. A few minutes of honest humor, a drop of absurdity, and nothing more. This is a quick comedy.


54min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

While investigating the mysterious death of a teacher, a grizzled detective gets caught up in the world of a high-stakes virtual reality game.

Better Than Us(2018-)

55min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 103 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.


25min per episode | Comedy
4.6/5 (with 4 votes)

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Gold Diggers(2019-)

49min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 3 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.

University. The New Dorm(2011-2018)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 11 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.

The Sniffer(2013-)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 26 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, ...

Central Russia's Vampires(2021-)

3.8/5 (with 6 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Nu, pogodi!(1969-2012)

10min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 31 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


25min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 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.


24min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Olga brings up two children from different marriages, cares about her alcoholic father and tries to adjust her personal life. The eldest daughter Anya is studying in a vocational school, she thinks that she is the only adequate member of the family, and in her life everything will be different. The younger son Timofey, whose father returned to the first family in Azerbaijan, believes that he is already a man, although he is only 11 years old. Olga's father, Yuri Gennadievich, a former football player, drinks hard and constantly lies, which often leads to scrape. And sister Lena is trying to live at the expense of men - mostly married.Eternally saving relatives from troubles, Olga lives a strange life and rarely thinks of herself until Grisha, a young and positive driver of the “Sable” hearse, falls in love with her.

Silver Spoon(2014-)

59min per episode | Drama, Crime
4.1/5 (with 9 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.

To Remember(1993-2004)

45min per episode | Documentary
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


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

- No description / details available yet. -

The Kitchen(2012-2016)

24min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 21 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.

Hotel Eleon(2016-2017)

30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 8 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.

Difficult teens(2019-)

25min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.7/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Fixies(2011-)

6min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East(2010-2014)

50min per episode | Documentary, Drama, War & Politics
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The epic television history of the Second World War’s Eastern Front giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war’s most decisive and bloody theater.

Twelve Chairs(1977)

1h 5min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 24 votes)

Set in late-1920s Soviet Union, Ostap Bender and Ippolit "Kisa" Vorobyaninov are after a stash of diamonds hidden in one of the chairs in 12-chair set. They are forced to go on a cross-country chase when the chairs are auctioned off.

The Voronins(2009-2019)

25min per episode | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 9 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.


50min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

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.

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