Russian TV Series Yesterday and Today. Part I Cover Image

Rosyjskie seriale wczoraj i dziś. Część I
Russian TV Series Yesterday and Today. Part I

Author(s): Wojciech Kajtoch
Subject(s): Education, Media studies, Theory of Communication, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Soviet Union; Russia; propaganda; perestroika; history; tv genre;

Summary/Abstract: The article in a concise way summarizes first Soviet attempts at production of the tv series. In the years of perestroika and in early 90’s, after having come in contact with the Western productions, the Russian television mastered production of telenovellas and contemporary crime dramas at the end of the XXth century. At the outset the Russian tv, while being independent from the state, developed the big- scale production of the tv series. After 2000 the rule of Putin and the dominance of the state sponsoring accounted for the further development of the Russian tv series market, due to the realization by the state authorities of the educational and propaganda potential of this tv genre. The author describes the most important thematic sub- genres of Russian tv series, as: military, sensation, historical, and particular importance of the historical crime drama.

  • Issue Year: 225/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 231 - 251
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish