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

Russian (русский язык, russkij jazyk, IPA: [ˈruskʲɪj jɪˈzɨk]) is an East Slavic language mainly spoken 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. Besides Russia itself, Russian is an official language in 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 former Soviet Union, and continues to be used in public life with varying proficiency in all of the post-Soviet states. Russian has over 258 million total speakers worldwide. It is the most spoken Slavic language, and the most spoken native language in Europe, 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 eighth-most spoken language by total number of speakers. Russian is one of two official languages aboard the International Space Station, as well as one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is written using the Russian alphabet of the Cyrillic script; it distinguish... ()

For TV shows/series in Russian 479 entries have been added so far (between 1961 and 2023). Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Russia (411). Popular genres for Russian TV shows/series are Drama (197), Comedy (155) and Mystery (87). Masha and the Bear (2009-), Trace (2007-), Interns (2010-2016), Moonzy (2006-) and Makarov and The Girls (2021-) are among the best known & most successful Russian TV shows/series.

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Masha and the Bear(2009-)

| 7min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 190 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


40min per episode | Mystery, Crime
4.4/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


25min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 44 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
2.5/5 (with 4 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

Makarov and The Girls(2021-)

25min per episode | Comedy
4.4/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


6min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.5/5 (with 14 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 Fixies(2011-)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

Russian Affairs(2019-)

49min per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 6 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.

Three cats(2015-)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Tv show for children about three little kittens

Directed by Dmitry Vysotsky


22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 9 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.

The Voronins(2009-2019)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 15 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.

Junior League(2013-2019)

48min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 6 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.

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University. The New Dorm(2011-2018)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 18 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.


48min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


6min per episode
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Bear buddies Bucky and Bjorn play games, go on far-out adventures and learn about wondrous new things together.


3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

BabyRiki characters are toys that have come to life in a children's bedroom. They explore and discover their world, making friends and learning new things along the way. Storylines are simple and related to familiar things for this age group, such as eating, activities, playing, sleeping and other daily routines.

The Vampires Of Midland(2021-)

4.4/5 (with 24 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.

Policeman from Rublyovka(2016-2019)

48min per episode | Drama, Crime, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 19 votes)

The television tragicomic story about a young guy named Grisha Izmailov, who became a policeman and was called to protect peace and order in the most elite area of ​​the city of Moscow and the Russian Federation. The guy has to investigate the cases in which the residents of Rublyovka get involved, and he does this, often exceeding his authority. Grisha is about 30 years old, he is handsome, lonely, rich, cynical, passionate and treats everything with a fair amount of black humor. He takes care of his younger sister Nika, who he is forced to constantly get out of trouble. He regularly mocks his boss, Volodya, who thinks that Grisha was sent to him for all his deadly sins. The main character’s best friend is Mukhich, a colorful, clumsy fat man who has no success with girls. Grisha himself, without exerting effort, knows how to please women, for example, his girlfriend - prostitute Christina, but can never achieve reciprocity from Alena, who has long been in love with.

Real Guys(2010-)

25min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 22 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Love in Chains(2019-)

45min per episode | Drama
4.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Kateryna is beautiful, clever and by the will of her godmother was raised as a lady of noble blood. But for the whole world, she is only someone else’s property, a bondmaid of the richest landowner in Nizhyn – Chervinskyi. Struggling for her freedom and the right to be happy, she will have to endure the deaths of her closest people, become the property of a woman who hates and dreams to kill her, survive the popular uprising, escape while being chased by a maniac and flee from the one who wants to get her above all. What awaits Kateryna at the end of such a terrible and exhausting path to freedom?

With Stanislav Boklan, Olha Sumska, Mark Drobot, Olesia Zhurakivska, Yuliya Aug, Ekaterina Kovalchuk, ...

The Kitchen(2012-2016)

24min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 32 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 at restaurant "Claude Monet," this job looks to be harder and much more complicated than just cooking.

Not Born Beautiful(2005)

42min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 5 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.

Metal Family(2018-)

| 8min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Kids & Family
4.3/5 (with 180 votes)

Metal Family follows the daily lives of Glam and Victoria, two metal fans that fell in love and had two children together, Dee and Heavy.

Nu, pogodi!(1969-2006)

10min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 46 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

P. E. Teacher(2014-2017)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

Retired mobster tries to get back in business by making friends with the kid of his ex-boss. To do so, he must became PE teacher in kid's school.


24min per episode | Comedy
4.3/5 (with 12 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.


55min per episode | Mystery, Crime, Action & Adventure
4.6/5 (with 13 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Nikita Panfilov, Andrey Saminin, Mykhailo Zhonin, Olga Oleksiy, Graf Shuts Khund

The Private School(2011-2012)

48min per episode | Mystery, Drama
3.7/5 (with 5 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, ...

Better Than Us(2018-2019)

55min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 149 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.

Silver Spoon(2014-)

59min per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 15 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.

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