Russian crime series

List of the best Russian crime series selected by visitors to our site: Fartsa, Обычная женщина, Wolf Trap, Whirpool, Kantselyarskaya Krysa, Policeman from Rublevka, Hello again!, The Method, The Life and Adventures of Mishka Yaponchik (Once in Odessa), Silver Spoon.

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Fartsa (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:46

An epic saga which takes place over a long time span from 1961 to 1991. From the midpoint of the story we view the friendship of four boys. In season main heroes are in their 20's, they are childhood friends, and for the sake of their friendship they are ready to sacrifice anything. Everyone has their own dreams, but their circumstances will take them on a difficult path and they will be forced into all kinds of underground economic dealings in the early 60s. And, worst of all - they are successful in this business. And the more successful they are, the further they get from their real dreams.

Обычная женщина (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:08

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Wolf Trap (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia

After faking his own death, notorious gangster Volkov (Wolf) retires overseas with a new identity. When his parents die in a car accident 20 years later, he secretly returns to his hometown and learns that the nephew of a local mobster is responsible for his parents’ death. After killing the man, a battle between the old-newcomer and local crime bosses unfolds.

Whirpool (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia

A group of investigators finds murdered teenagers in a city collector. Unraveling this case step by step, the police faces an unconditional evil - a whirlpool of a big city, which sucks and destroys the weak - those whom no one loves and does not care for. This evil destroys people with impunity, and each of the characters is forced to face it personally, look inside themselves to meet their own demons and fears.

Kantselyarskaya Krysa (2018)
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Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

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Policeman from Rublevka (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:47

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Hello again! (2022)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia

Animated comedy with Andrei Merzlikin about the adventures of the bandit Boris who rose from the dead. He awakens in the morgue and decides to reveal the secret of his own death, enlisting the help of a young medical trainee Artem. What is the avenger capable of, who has been in the other world and is eager to punish the killers? Boris is capable of a lot.

The Method (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:47

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.

The Life and Adventures of Mishka Yaponchik (Once in Odessa) (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

Mishka Yaponchik was a Ukrainian gangster, Jewish, lived in Odessa at the beginning of the XX century, the military leader of two thousand of gangsters and the prototype of Benia Krik in The "Odessa Tales" by Soviet Jewish writer Isaak Babel. Born Moisei Vinnitsky, Yaponchik ("the Japanese") was an exceptional and eccentric character. Hailed as the next Robin Hood, he established his own code of conduct forbidding the robbing of the poor and professional classes.

Silver Spoon (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:52

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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Liquidation (2007)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration10:30

Liquidation is a highly popular Russian television series, which parallels the famous The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed with notable ethical shift. In the "Meeting Place", chief of criminal investigations Gleb Zheglov had a modus operandi "Thief must go to prison, no matter how I put him there". In Liquidation, chief of criminal investigations David Gotsman's motto has changed to "Thief must go to prison, but lawfully so". The stars of the film include famous Russian actors such as Vladimir Mashkov and Konstantin Lavronenko. Sergei Makovetsky had to replace Andrey Krasko, who died of heart attack during the filming.

Once Upon a Time in Rostov (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration17:20

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Закон каменных джунглей (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:00

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Карпов (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration24:00

Карпов — культовый популярный российский телевизионный сериал от компании Dixi Media, спин-офф телесериалов «Глухарь» и «Пятницкий», рассказывающий о жизни персонажа сериала «Глухарь» - бывшего подполковника милиции Карповa.

Krik sovy (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

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Ментовские войны (2004)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration04:46

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Brigada (2002)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration13:00

Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of four best friends from 1989 to 2000, mainly concentrating on the leader of the group, Sasha Belov.

The Dead Lake (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:16

Experienced Moscow police officer Maksim Pokrovskiy is sent to Northern Russia to investigate the murder of the local Oligarch's daughter.

Крот (2001)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration10:12

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Call Center (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia

Moscow. High rise. Here, on the 12th floor, is the office of the call center "Online Store for Adults". One morning, twelve people who are in the office suddenly find out that there is a bomb in the room. The voices of the unknowns who introduced themselves as Dad and Mom threaten to blow it up at any time if the hostages do not follow their instructions. While the countdown is going on, they will have to experience the absolute power of invisible sadists and learn something about each other’s life that they did not even suspect.

The Dark Side of the Moon (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration13:20

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Chiki (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia

In the south of Russia, where roadside cafes alternate with ripe fruit ruins, three friends of Sveta, Marina and Lyudka work in a brothel. Their former colleague - enterprising Jeanne - went to conquer Moscow, but returned to the girls with a proposal to start a new - legal - business. Gradually, the girlfriends are absorbed by Jeanne's ambitions and are already preparing to put an end to dubious earnings. However, the way to a new life is not as safe as it may seem at first sight. But what you wouldn't do for freedom.

Mutual consent (2022)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia

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Hope (2020)
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Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia

Espionage drama set in 1990's and present-day Russia, with a strong female protagonist. It's the story of complex, dynamic woman, Hope, who has a hidden history rooting back when she was young and who lives now a double life. Mainly she's a loving mother and wife to her unsuspecting family, but she also has an inescapable alter-ego as one of the most ruthless and successful contract killers who is deperately willing to save her family and to find her way out of.

Милиционер с Рублёвки (2020)
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Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia

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За час до рассвета (2021)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia

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Peace! Friendship! Chewing gum! (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia

The year is 1993. 14-year-old Alex Ryabinin lives a normal teenage life - looking for adventure, trying to protect himself from hooligans, does not want learn music, does not know how to meet girls and which adults to follow as an example. On the one hand - an honest but poor family with a saleswoman mother and a father who is a docent, on the other - the dangerous world of an Afghan veteran Uncle Alik. And there's also the girl Zhenya, whose encounter triggers a series of irreversible events that will forever change the life of Alex. Running away from hooligans, Alex steals a car of local criminal authority, and in an instant everything changes. Will he be able to cope with all the problems, being in the heart of events? Will he be able to save his family and finally understand who he is? Only one thing is clear - life will never be the same again. Not for Alex himself, nor for the whole of Russia.

The Badger Game (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:45

A philanderer falls victim to an extortion scheme when four masked strangers demand restitution for his sins.




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