At only 25 years old, Alexander Dolgopolov has a hefty list of career accomplishments. The Moscow-based standup comic has released two solo specials (both of which topped two million views on YouTube) and appeared on the country's most-watched online talk show, where host Yury Dud called him "the most underrated comedian in Russia." Now, the young Muscovite has another item to add to that list: He is under investigation by the Moscow regional police force.
Our team of cultural critics has already named their favorite Russian TV, music, and movies of 2019. Now, they've turned their eyes and ears to the rest of the decade and summed up the result in ultra-short reviews.