In the Army Now

Military service might be compulsory in Russia, but many Russian citizens only gain a very superficial idea of what being in the armed forces is really like. This may be the reason why army life seems to abound in myths and legends. In this series, Pavel (a journalist) and Anna (a comedian) take it upon themselves to find out whether there is any truth to any of them. Travelling throughout Russia, they join various regiments to discover what being a Russian army recruit is really like.

  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3