The Russian comedy television series "Soldiers" became mega-popular immediately after its release. It is a joint project of the Lean-M production center and the Ren-TV television company, which managed to convey the life of the soldiers and their relationship with the authorities and with each other as accurately as possible. So where was this show filmed?
The series begins with the arrival of two countrymen in the army - the city major Mishka Medvedev and a simple village boy Kuzma Sokolov. At first, freshly baked soldiers have a hard time, since the "old men" offend and beat the new arrivals, and especially Medvedev, who is not used to such a situation. However, over time, the guys manage to adapt and join the team - Kuzma finds a new friend in the person of Warrant Officer Shmatko, and Medvedev manages to have an affair with a local nurse Irina
The TV series "Soldiers" was broadcast on television for almost six years, which is a real record.
Suddenly Medvedev finds out that not only he claims to the heart of the beautiful nurse - his rival is Major Kolobkov, deputy commander of the unit for educational work. Medvedev begins to fight with Kolobkov, who even tries to kill the impudent soldier - however, love successfully overcomes all obstacles, and the wounded Medvedev is commissioned from the army six months earlier. However, ensign Shmatko and Kuzma Sokolov remain in the series, constantly falling into different, but often overlapping stories.
Filming the series
For the filming of "Soldier", its creators did not build a special shooting pavilion - the whole process took place in the training center of the engineering troops, located on the territory of Nakhabino (Krasnogorsk district, Moscow region). During the filming of seventeen seasons of the series, more than five hundred objects were filmed in the form of barracks, apartments and studios, thirty thousand types of props were used, starting with the military agenda and ending with the Ural car. During the filming period, dressers used more than a hundred cans of shoe polish and sewed more than six thousand collars by hand.
In total, the series "Soldiers" has five hundred and fifty-seven episodes, in which both film and real conscripts were filmed.
Over the six years of broadcasting, the series' film crew ate more than twenty-eight thousand meals at the headquarters, which previously played the role of an army barracks. The duration of the show and the huge number of episodes made the series "Soldiers" a unique and rated project on Russian television, which continues to this day. The actors who played the roles of young soldiers and so loved by the domestic audience received tickets to the world of Russian cinema and today are actively filming in new films and TV series.