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, as well as being widely used 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. There is a high degree of mutual intelligibility between Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian. 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 Natio... ()

Russian is spoken in Russia and 276 TV shows/series (between 1969 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Russia (222). Popular genres for Russian TV shows/series are Drama (110), Comedy (93) and Mystery (53). Interns (2010-2016), Luntik (2006-), The Junior Team (2013-2019), Daddy's Daughters (2007-2013) and Kikoriki (2004-) 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 | Adventure, 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 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.

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
3.4/5 (with 9 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.


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

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Masha and the Bear(2009-)

| 7min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 76 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

Better Than Us(2018-)

55min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 22 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.

Tainy Sledstviya(2000-)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

With Anna Kovalchuk, Aleksandr Novikov, Vyacheslav Zakharov

To Remember(1993-2003)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

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.

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.

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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.

Real Guys(2010-)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

Nu, pogodi!(1969-2012)

10min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 29 votes)

Nu, pogodi! is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the Soviet Union. The latest episode was produced in 2006. The original film language is Russian but very little speech is used. The series 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

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.


1h 30min per episode | Documentary, Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 2 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.

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.

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, ...

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, ...


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.

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.


24min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 5 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.

Once Upon a Time in Russia(2014-)

40min per episode | Comedy
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Russia is the richest country with a lot of oil, gas and problems. A humorous satirical show consisting of all-Russian social and everyday realities, “Once Upon a Time in Russia” does not solve any of them. It laughs at them.


50min per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Method(2015-)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

P. E. Teacher(2014-2017)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 19 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.

Our Russia(2006-2011)

19min per episode | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Nasha Russia is a Russian sketch show created by Comedy Club Productions. It was written by former KVN player Semyon Slepakov and producer Garik Martirosyan.

Policeman from Rublyovka(2016-)

48min per episode | Drama, Crime, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 10 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.


25min per episode | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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