The Optimists (2017): S01E11


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.


The scientist, whom Golub helped to go abroad, is seeking political asylum. Vareinikov organizes a conspiracy. He and other members of the Central Committee of KPSP are going to overthrow Khrushchev. He needs the help of Biryukov, and he calls him to hunt. Galina is worried about the gap with Biryukov.

The Optimists Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 07 July 2017.
  • Running Time: 44 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-13.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: English (subtitles) and Russian.

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