Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Russkie rubbish

Section:

Jana Bakunina Meets The Russians

 

Last week, I was adamant to boycott the new show on Fox, Meet The Russians, which promised nothing but a reality TV spin on the stereotypical Russian expats in London: filthy rich, Knightsbridge-dwelling, vodka-drinking, fur-clad billionaires. And then I thought that I may have created a stereotype of my own: this show needn’t be bad and surely the promotional videos featuring wannabe popstar Kamalyia are overstating the ‘cringe factor’.

 

'Meet The Russians' was predictably dominated by ostentatious displays of wealth and excess
‘Meet The Russians’ was predictably dominated by ostentatious displays of wealth and excess

First we meet Kamaliya and Zakhur in their Kiev mansion. What’s fascinating is that with all the steel money in the world you can gold-plate the interior of your house, shoot a Hollywood film and record a sensationally expensive looking music video to promote Zakhur’s $20m Project Kamaliya, but there is one thing money can’t buy and that’s taste. The house, designed by Kamaliya herself, looked shocking, and however amusing was her singing zoo and however touching was her story about trying for children, I could not help but laugh at the heart-shaped cushions, the grotesque art and the centrepiece fireplace.

 

Throughout the show you have to admire the scale of the Russkies’ ambitions. A shoe boutique, financed by a rich daddy, has got to be in Mayfair, a new London flat must be in Hampstead and a buckle must be encrusted with nothing but diamonds. You could laugh at Zakhur’s haircut, Dmitriy’s Boratesque accent and Alina’s ludicrous footwear but you had to marvel at the apparent size of the Russkies’ bank accounts.

 

In the end, I have to say that the only person I was genuinely interested in ‘meeting’ was the ballerina, but, alas, she only got about 10 seconds of coverage. I guess the size of her bank account did not make the Meet the Russians cut.

 

Jana Bakunina is the founder of the Ladies Who Impress forum. She lives in London. 

 

Follow Ladies Who Impress on Twitter @ladieswhoimpres and subscribe to their newsletter here.

The Steeple Times
The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

1 COMMENT

  1. It is a far cry from David Lean’s epic “Doctor Zhivago” The new generation of Russians generate a huge amount of financial capital and go completely over the top. It will be interesting to know how they made their fortunes?
    Perhaps Fox can elaborate on this, I have read several books on “How to make a Million” and still don’t have the hang of it.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

£1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

3,573FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
16,731FollowersFollow
4,962SubscribersSubscribe

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

AD
Advertisement

Trending Now

A Question Of Tyres And Tires

Matthew Steeples assesses the debate between “tyres” and “tires” and finds “attire” to form the key to the answer to a topic that has bizarrely incensed ‘Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells’ types for decades.

Most Popular Articles

The Phil & Matt Show

Phillip Schofield filmed smoking shisha with his alleged ex-lover Matt McGreevy (and pictured in bed thereafter); another image shows the pair together in photograph...

Was Mucky Minx Meghan Markle A ‘Yacht Girl’ For ‘Randy Andy’?

As author Kirby Sommers suggests that the then Meghan Markle likely spent time with Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein before she met Prince Harry, we again highlight the mucky, murkiness and mendacious manner of this alleged “yacht girl.”

SchofieldLite

‘Politicalite’ suggest Phillip Schofield orchestrated his ‘mass coming out’ after a former ‘This Morning’ runner had gone to the press about a supposed relationship...

Meddling Meghan Markle Expose – Attwood, Hopkins & Steeples

Expose interview with Matthew Steeples by Shaun Attwood and Jennifer Hopkins about the former Meghan Markle watched over 73,000 times in 16 hours since it aired; Steeples condemns hapless Prince Harry and his meddling menace wife.

Ampika Pickston

Oldham born divorcee and former glamour model Ampika Pickston describes herself as “feisty, fun loving and warm hearted”. Now based in Hale Barns, Cheshire...

Justice for James Scurlock

Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.
[td_block_6 custom_title="Most Liked..." sort="popular7"]