Russian TV series about the USSR

List of the best Russian TV series about the USSR, selected by visitors of our site: Intercessors, Пищеблок, Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes, За час до рассвета, Chikatilo, Krepkaya Bronya, The Master and Margarita, Оттепель, 80's, The Pretender.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersLawyers, Judges
PlotJustice
PlaceUSSR, Court, Russia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

1966. Nina Metlitskaya, a young lawyer, is moving from a small-scale legal consultation in the far Moscow region to Branch No. 1 — the strongest law office of the Soviet Union. Now she has to prove that she was not here by chance.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotInvestigation, Relationship, Mystery, Rest, Riddles
PlaceUSSR, Russia, Summer camp

While the whole country is watching the 1980 Olympics, strange things are happening at one summer camp on the Volga river. Children mysteriously disappear at night, and then return - but not at all the same as before. Carried away by summer freedom and each other, the counselors do not notice how scary urban myths come to life, and the camp leadership pretends that everything is in order. Two boys take it upon themselves to figure out the mysteries. To begin with, they have to figure out if there is at least someone left in the camp who can be trusted.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women
PlotLife, Power, Women's rights
PlaceUSSR
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The year is 1930. In a small Tartar village, a woman named Zuleikha watches as her husband is murdered by communists. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. As she gradually settles into a routine, Zuleikha starts to get to know her companions. The eclectic group includes a rather dotty doctor, an artist who paints on the sly, and Ignatov, Zuleikha's husband's killer. A screen version of the best-selling novel by Guzel Yakhina.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSSR

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Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Killers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceUSSR, Russia
StyleDark

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Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Tankers, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Second world war, Tanks
PlaceUSSR

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration08:20
PlotMystery, Death
PlaceUSSR, Russia, Psychiatric hospitals

The Master and Margarita is a Russian television production of Telekanal Rossiya, based on the novel The Master and Margarita, written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940. Vladimir Bortko directed this adaptation and was also its screenwriter.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration00:55

The series is set in 1961. Cameraman Viktor Khrustalyov is in a difficult situation; he is suspected of being involved in the death of his friend, talented screenwriter Kostya Parshin, who committed suicide during a drinking-bout. The authorities try to put Khrustalyov in prison by any means. Viktor needs to shoot the comedy "The Girl and the Brigadier" in order to get permission to make the film "Shards" after the wonderful scenario left from his deceased screenwriter friend. Young director Yegor Myachin wants to adаpt this screenplay. Khrustalyov arranges him as a trainee to the venerable director Krivitsky for a comedy. In the same film act Khrustalev's ex-wife Inga and his young sweetheart Maryana, with whom Yegor Myachin is also in love.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration00:25

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Genredetective
CountryRussia
Duration00:49
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Relationship

Shorty after the 1917 Russian Revolution, during the New Economic Policy era, a criminal becomes a police officer through a case of mistaken identity and uses his knowledge to solve cases previously out of reach of the force.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:46
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceRussia

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration13:20
PlotTime travel, Investigation
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:56
CharactersScientists
PlotDisasters, Politics, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSSR, Forest, Russia, Ukraine, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StylePopular, Short, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration09:00
PlotIntrigue

The beauty of a simple country girl Katerina Panova conquered the world. She became the face of Soviet fashion of the 60s and the first fashion model recognized in the West. Paris and Prague applauded the Russian beauty, the press called it "the national treasure of the USSR", and at home Soviet reality, envy, intrigue, jealousy and tragic love awaited her.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration05:59
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSSR
StylePopular

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration07:30

The action of the series takes place from 1938 to 1948 years, and covers key events of the era.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

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Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration12:48
CharactersChildrens

Children of the Arbat is a 16-part television serial based on the Children of the Arbat trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. It aired on the Channel One network in Russia in 2004. The series closely follows the plot of Rybakov's trilogy. Set in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, it tells the story of Sasha Pankratov, a student and loyal Komsomol member from the Arbat neighborhood of Moscow who is unfairly exiled to Siberia. As his family and friends, including his love interest Varya Ivanova, grapple with Sasha's sudden detention and departure, the series shows the growing fear and paranoia that gripped Moscow in the years before the murder of Sergey Kirov and the start of Stalin's Great Purge.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
CharactersHired assassins
PlotDeath
Time19th century
StyleAction, Based on real events, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the true face of Comrade Trotsky.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUkraine
Duration08:40
PlotAdventures

USSR, Odessa, 1980s... Young Kostik wants to escape USSR so he tries to get money for that in a very adventurous way...

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective, military, history
CountryRussia, Soviet Union
Duration13:48
CharactersScouts, Spy
PlotWar
StylePopular

A Soviet spy is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration00:37
PlotDancing, Relationship
PlaceRussia

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Genredrama, adventure, detective, history
CountryRussia
PlotLove
PlaceRussia

April 1958. Maria Krapivina, a graduate of the law faculty of Leningrad University, Department of criminal procedure and criminalistics, is assigned to the UGRO of the Central district police Department. Just a girl, an excellent student, the daughter of intelligent parents falls into a team consisting of rough and experienced operatives who have passed the war. On the first day, Masha wants to quit. But she gets her hands on information about a traitor in the Department associated with a large and audacious gang. Masha decides that it is her duty to stay and uncover the "mole". And also to prove that it is worth something. Everyone falls under suspicion, including the head of the Opera Department of the Swedes ,the "uncouth lout", with whom Masha unexpectedly falls in love, and every day more and more..

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration17:20

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Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners, Losers
PlotTime travel
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Fancy, Twisted plot, Dark, To cry

A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially struggling to come to terms with his situation, he has to come to terms with the old-fashioned technology and attitude of the day, while figuring out how he came to be trapped in the past.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration05:17
PlotTravel

Alice Seleznyova, a girl from the future, finds herself 1984. Following her are the space pirates Krys and Joker Y, with most nasty pirate's intentions. Coming to her help is an ordinary boy, Kolya, and his friends from 6th grade. Based on Kir Bulychyov's 1077 novel "One Hundred Years Ahead."

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersComedian, Single mothers
PlotLife, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles

The story of a modern woman who lives in a metropolis with two children, two ex-husbands and mother-in-law. Common life, except that she is a professional stand-up comedian.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration00:48
PlotSurvival, Viruses
PlaceRussia

A drug company, attempting to create a perfect human race, releases a virus which proves to be deadly. People are dying by the thousands, but eleven strangers, who wake up in a bunker with no memory of how they got there, find themselves responsible for determining the future of all mankind.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
PlotRelationship
PlaceRussia

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
CharactersTeenagers
PlotAdventures
PlaceRussia

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