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A to Tsar of Russia with Adrian Chiles

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From Aeroflot to Tsar Nicholas, Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

From Aeroflot to Tsar Nicholas, Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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From Aeroflot to Tsar Nicholas, Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Language:

English


Episodes

A - Aeroflot, Arbat and Authoritarian Regimes

6/5/2018
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Adrian Chiles & guests take their first look at the history, culture and life of Russia

Duration:00:19:18

B - Borscht soup, Banya and Sergei Baltacha

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles & guests continue their canter through Russia's varied life and culture. With language expert Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:11:31

C - Comedy, Cheburashka and Cyrillic Alphabet

6/4/2018
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The mysteries of Russia explained - including how the 33-character alphabet works. With Adrian Chiles, language expert Olga Makarenko and St Petersburg comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:10:47

D - Duch-less, Russian Dance and Dachas

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles & guests take you through some of the more unusual aspects of Russian life. With linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:13:13

E - Eggplant, Moscow Exhibition Centre and Eisenstein

6/4/2018
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The quirky world of the World Cup host country, revealed by Adrian Chiles and guests. Also featuring linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:14:48

F - Fandorin, Faberge and FSB

6/4/2018
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The legendary stories of Faberge eggs, KGB-successor FSB & a famous fictional detective. With Adrian Chiles, linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:09:47

G - Gastarbeiter, Russian Girls and Golubtsy

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles, Olga Makarenko & comedian Igor Meerson hook up to talk all things Russia.

Duration:00:12:35

H - Hren, "How Are You" and Haringey

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles with his take on Russia - including why Russians love Tottenham Hotspur. Also featuring linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:10:51

I - Internet, Ivanovo and Izvestia

6/4/2018
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Think you know Russia? Think again. Adrian Chiles & guests with their unusual facts.

Duration:00:09:20

J - Juice, James Bond and Russian Jazz

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles and guests with their quirky take on what you need to know about Russia.

Duration:00:09:24

K - KVN, Kvas and Kaliningrad

6/4/2018
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A Russian comedy TV show revealed - and the venue for one of England's World Cup matches.

Duration:00:09:32

L - Lenin and Lev Yashin

6/4/2018
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Two legendary Russians: the leader of the Revolution and the world-famous goalkeeper.

Duration:00:11:14

M - Moscow, Metro and Dmitri Mendeleev

6/4/2018
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The amazing stories of the Russian capital, its ornate underground & legendary inventor.

Duration:00:10:12

N - The Nineties, Tsar Nicolas II and Nizhny Novgorod

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles, Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson explore famous aspects of Russia.

Duration:00:09:29

O - The Orthodox Church, Off Licences and Oligarchs

6/4/2018
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Is Roman Abramovich an oligarch? How popular is church? Adrian Chiles has the answers.

Duration:00:11:19

P - Pessimism, Presents and Russian Pop

6/4/2018
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What are Russians really like? Everyday life in Russia with Adrian Chiles, linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:09:07

Q - Queuing and Queen Catherine The Great

6/4/2018
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The infamous exploits of Catherine The Great revealed by Adrian Chiles and guests.

Duration:00:16:09

R - Rap, Rasputin and Romance

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles explores the culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup.

Duration:00:09:01

S - Snow Maiden, Subbotnik and Smirnoff

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles & guests explore Russian culture ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Duration:00:10:11

T - Traffic, Tolstoy and Tsar

6/4/2018
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Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside UK-based Russian linguist Olga Makarenko and St Petersburg-based comedian Igor Meerson.

Duration:00:13:58