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Nasha Russia (Russian: Наша Russia, literally "Our Russia") is a Russian sketch show created by Comedy Club Productions. It was written by former KVN player Semyon Slepakov and producer Garik Martirosyan. This show has got a license from the famous English sketch showLittle Britain.
Intro speech sounds at the beginning of every episode. It always changes with coming of every next episode of Nasha Russia. Here is an intro speech from the first TV episode.
We live in the best country in the world, and the other countries are jealous of us. Because WE are the first who flew to outer space and WE are the first who returned from space to the Earth. WE made the hydrogen bomb, the car "Zhiguli" and many other horrible things. WE have saved the virgin lands of Kazakhstan and thrown out Georgian water "Borjomi". Because only WE turned back rivers and energy counters. We proudly call our country Rossiya, while envious foreigners call it "Russia"! But still, it is ours. It is NASHA RUSSIA!
Ravshan and Jumshud
Ravshan and Jumshud (Равшан и Джамшуд), the most popular characters of the sketch show, are gastarbeiters from former Soviet republics in Middle Asia. They work for their boss Leonid in Moscow and call him "nasyalnika" (Russian: насяльника, changed form of word "начальник" - boss). Ravshan does all the talking in bad russian and Jumshud is silent for the most time, presumably because he does not understand Russian. The workers's job is to make repairs in apartments, but something goes wrong every time. For example, they can't fix the door, the window or the balcony. When the boss asks Ravshan a question, he stupidly repeats it at least twice before answering. Every time they do something wrong, "nasyalnika" calls them idiots. But when their boss is away and doesn't see them, they usually discuss some serious philosophic questions in their invented "native language" (translated into russian with subtitles).
Ivan Dulin and Mikhalych
Ivan Dulin (Иван Дулин) is the first homosexual milling-machine operator in the world. He works at the Chelyabinsk steel factory number 69 (first the authors wanted to depict factory number 68, which actually exists, but the factory's manager refused to have it on the show; he said that there are no gays at his factory). Ivan Dulin is in love with his boss Mikhalych (Михалыч is a patronymic). His first and last names vary from season to season), who is heterosexual and refuses to sleep with Dulin. The gay miller constantly comes up with clever plots to seduce Mikhalych, but fails. At the end of most sketches, some factory workers walk in on Dulin and Mikhalych's quarrels and assume they are having sexual intercourse.
Sergey Yurievich Belyakov (Сергей Юрьевич Беляков) lives in Taganrog and likes to argue with his TV every evening. He is very critical of the programs he sees and always makes fun of celebrities and news reports. On nights when his wife is not at home, Belyakov sometimes watches pornography, which he also makes fun of. In the third season, he watches TV with his son and explains every TV program.
Football club (soccer team) "Gazmyas" (Russian: Газмяс, or "Gasmeat") from Omsk plays in the Fourth Division and keeps losing every single game with a high score like 20 to 0. Their coach Evgeny Mikhailovich Kishelsky (Евгений Михайлович Кишельский) is a sadist. He enjoys beating the players up after every game. Normally he nearly kills goalkeeper Gatalsky (Гатальский) or forward Prokopenko (Прокопенко). Sometimes he argues with the referee. "Gazmyas" was a parody on Russian football, but after the Russia national football team's EURO-2008 success, the "Gazmyas" part of the show was removed and jokes about Russian football became less common. In the third season, Omskiy Gazmyas becomes "Omskaya Gazmyasochka" when Kishelsky dresses his players up like women in the hopes of playing against women and thus winning. However, this plan does not work either and the team still loses all of their games.
The janitor Ludwig Aristarhovich (Людвиг Аристархович) lives in Saint Petersburg. Unlike all other St-Petersburgians, who are considered very polite and civilized, Ludwig Aristarhovich enjoys playing nasty tricks on the tenants. These tricks include leaving excrements at people's doorsteps and writing inappropriate graffiti on the walls. He also hates one of the tenants, professor Zvyagincev (Звягинцев).
Slavik and Dimon
Teenagers Slavik (Славик) and Dimon (Димон) live in Krasnodar, they make several unsuccessful attempts at hooking up with hot girls. Slavik is the active one, he is always coming up with not-so-clever plans to lure the girls in. Dimon is usually too scared to act these plans out properly and humiliates the pair of them. In the first season the boys are too shy to buy condoms. In the second and third seasons they try clubbing and buying pornography at a local video store, and in the fourth season they try their luck at the girls vacationing in Anapa.
Mamonov and Pronin
Deputies Yuri Venediktovich Pronin (Юрий Венедиктович Пронин) and Victor Kharitonovich Mamonov (Виктор Харитонович Мамонов) live in the fictional city of Nephteskvazhinsk (Нефтескважинск, or Oilgettingcity). All they ever talk about is how much they think of Russia and how they want to change things for the better. In reality, they are not doing anything, just living the good life and counting their money.
Road patrol officer Nickolay Laptev (Николай Лаптев) from Vologda is the only honest man in his city and he never takes bribes. His wife and son secretly hate him for his honesty because it is the reason for the family's utter poverty.
Inspector of National Auto Inspection Gavrilov (Гаврилов) and the prostitute Elvira (Эльвира) work on the M5 highway (called "Penza-Kopeisk", Пенза-Копейск) and get into arguments. This "highway" is referred to as one of the worst in Russia ("Only here there is a hole with the size like KamAZ", "The secret of its construction workers have taken with them to hell"). The prostitute makes fun of the policeman for making less money than she does.
Waitress Anastassia Kuznetsova (Анастасия Кузнецова) works in Ivanovo in a sushi restaurant. She is looking for a man and she is only nice to the male customers. The female customers, particularly those who are there with a man, are rudely insulted and brutally thrown out of the restaurant.
Elementary school teacher Snezhana Denisovna (Снежана Денисовна) works in Voronezh. She tricks her students into bringing her money from their parents, saying that the money is going for a good cause. She also encourages her students to swear, drink, and steal.
Siphon and Boroda
Homeless Siphon (Сифон) and Boroda (Борода, beard) live on the Rublevka highway. Like all the people living there, they are spoiled and they can have anything they want just by looking in the garbage bins, where they find computers, appliances, and Louis Vuitton bags. In the fourth season Siphon and Boroda become government officials.
Zhorik Vartanov and Rudik
Zhorik Vartanov (Жорик Вартанов) works in TV station Sev-Kav TV (Сев-Кав ТВ, from Северный Кавказ) in Pyatigorsk. He is very emotional about the stories he reports, gets into arguments with his cameraman Rudik (Рудик), swears and acts in an unprofessional manner.