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'''''Ulitsa Sezam''''' (Улица Сезам) is the [[Russian]] co-production of ''[[Sesame Street]]''. The series first aired on October 22, 1996.
 
'''''Ulitsa Sezam''''' (Улица Сезам) is the [[Russian]] co-production of ''[[Sesame Street]]''. The series first aired on October 22, 1996.

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Ulitsa Sezam (Улица Сезам) is the Russian co-production of Sesame Street. The series first aired on October 22, 1996.

Sesame Workshop description

Russian children and their families have been enjoying Ulitsa Sezam since it began airing in 1996. This educational and engaging series is composed of curriculum goals developed by Russian educators and writers. The series includes regionally diverse original material produced and filmed in Russia, as well as segments from the Sesame Street International Library. The Ulitsa Sezam set features a Russian courtyard surrounded by homes and stores that are populated by both Ulitsa Sezam Muppets (puppet characters) and human characters.

Ulitsa Sezam has been successfully produced and aired in Russia since 1996 with sponsorship from USAID, the Soros Foundation, and the Nestlé Corporation with support from the Russian Ministry of Education. Three seasons and a total of 156 30-minute episodes have been produced to date. The show currently airs on NTV.

Ulitsa Sezam engages preschoolers to learn about the lives and interests of people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, including their own. The show incorporates a uniquely innovative educational curriculum created by Russian educators and child development experts. Its current focus is on good nutrition, health and well being, and diversity.

History

Debut Era: 1996

The series debuted in October 22, 1996 on TV channels NTV and ORT and was entitled "Life in an open society." The Muppet characters include: a seven-foot tall Dvorovoi (spirit) named Zeliboba and two monsters, Businka and Kubik.

Second run: 1999

The second season on "optimism", was filmed in 1999 and broadcast on NTV and STS.

Third run: 2003

Filming the third season, the main theme was "Diversity in the world." The program was broadcast on television channel STS. In the third season, famous celebrities appeared on the show: Actors Leo Durov and Mary Aronov, composer Grigory Gladkov, and opera singer Vyacheslav Voynorovsky.

Fourth run: 2006

In 2006, the show celebrates its 10 anniversary. Filming of the new, fourth season took place in the spring of 2006 in the pavilions "Mosfilm". The premiere of the new season was broadcast on STS channel in September 2006. The city yard set is re-vamped to acquired a more modern look. In the background, there are tall buildings and a river embankment. Businka and Kubik's rooms change into a two-story house with a balcony. New cast members include Yamila and Altin, who are two sisters, recently arrived in Russia from Kazakhstan. Famous celebrities include TV presenter Tina Kandelaki, actress Olga Prokofiev ("My Fair Nanny") and Ekaterina Guseva, Vladimir Turchinsky (Dynamo Moscow), Natasha Podolsk, Varvara, Vladimir Asimov, a children's group "Fidget".

Human Characters

  • Grandmother: She is 55-60 years old, but she is very modern and fashionable. She loves adventure and has traveled all over the world; collecting souvenirs. She is always ready to tell interesting stories.
  • Aunt Dina: She is very kind and likes to communicate with children. and therefore works in a children's club. She speaks several languages and introduces the inhabitants of "Ulitsa Sezam" with the traditions and customs of different peoples.
  • Uncle Yura: He plays with the children and sing them songs. He is Dinara and has an adopted son Kolya.
  • Kolya - a charming, kind boy.
  • Timonthy: Grandson of Grandmother, who lives in the North.
  • Yamila and Altin: Two sisters who recently arrived in Russia from Kazakhstan. Altin is learning to speak in Russian.

See also

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