My Little Pony in Russia

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The My Little Pony franchise has had a long history in the Eurasian country of Russia, first appearing by at least 1993 and airing consistently throughout the nation, amassing a fandom that rivals that of the western fanbase in scope and dedication.


Post-Soviet Union

My Little Pony began airing in Russia on the channel 2x2 in 1993, only a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Very little information of this dub aside from four identified voice actors exists.[citation needed]

Modern Russia

After the 1986 cartoon, the next installment to be dubbed in Russia was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which began airing on January 2, 2012. Seemingly none of the films were dubbed. It first aired on the channel Karusel and was initially produced by Greb&Creative, though would go through a number of channels and dubbing studios before it concluded on December 26, 2019, adapting every episode. The Equestria Girls films were also dubbed, but not the specials.[citation needed]

Some Russian dubs were produced in Estonia (see My Little Pony in Estonia#Russian dubs) for Russian-speaking Estonian children.[citation needed]

My Little Pony and the New Greatness movement

A photograph of Russian political prisoner Anna Pavlikova holding a Twilight Sparkle plushtoy went viral in 2018.[1] Palikova, a then 19/20 year old, was apart of a chat group called Novoye Velichiye (New Greatness), which was deemed a threat to political security and every member of the group was jailed.[2][3] Because of the clear mental and physical health problems Pavlikova was facing, coupled with a toy of Twilight Sparkle (a symbol of her innocence), she became an important icon in Russian politics for the atrocities of Putin's regime.[citation needed]


My Little Pony 'n Friends dub

Allegedly airing in from 1986 to 1987, a dub of My Little Pony 'n Friends aired on the Soviet television channels 2x2, Doveriye and Kanal 8.

Voice actors

Name Roles Notes
Eleonora Prokhnitskaya Cherries Jubilee
Lyudmila Ilyina Megan Williams
Vadim Andreev Unknown
Raisa Mukhametshina Unknown



The IDW Publishing line of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic books were published in Russia from roughly October 2016 to April of 2020 by the publishing company Comics Factory.[5] The comics were licensed by Igor Bogdanov.[6]

See also

Russia borders the following nations (that have had at least one My Little Pony release)