Spotlight: Russia Television and Radio/Sovtelexport


Russia Television and Radio is launching three new series based on real-life events: Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes, The Blood Widow and On the Edge.

Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes is based on a multi-award-winning novel by Guzel Yakhina inspired by her grandmother’s dramatic life. “The book became a bestseller, translated into 34 languages,” says Julia Matyash, director of Sovtelexport, which distributes programming from Russia Television and Radio. “It is a touching story about a woman who finally finds her own voice and starts building a life for herself.”

The Blood Widow is a thriller based on the story of the most notorious female serial killer in Russia. On the Edge is an action series about three strong young women who fight for their lives and freedom, overcoming challenges under very hard circumstances.

“We introduce the best Russian TV products to the world,” says Matyash.