The Optimists (2017): S01E07


The Optimists (Optimisty, Оптимисты) is a Russian spy drama series that brings a 1960’s “Mad Men” aesthetic to the Nikita Khrushchev-era, set during peak Cold War.


Ruta is waiting in the hospital when Bykov’s operation is over. She tells the investigators that it was an accident – her husband was cleaning his weapon. A satellite flight with two dogs will take place soon. Ruta proposes to follow the line of the Western press and to properly convey emotions. The flight of dogs must be properly presented to the press.

The Optimists Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Optimists here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 09 June 2017.
  • Running Time: 53 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-13.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: English (subtitles) and Russian.

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