Let Them Talk (talk show)

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Let Them Talk
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GenreTalk show
Directed byKonstantin Kuts (2001-2003)
Mikhail Anisimov (2003-2004)
Roman Butovsky (2004-2009)
Aleksei Morozov (since 2010)
Presented byAndrey Malakhov (2001-2017)
Dmitry Borisov (since 2017)
Country of originRussia
Original languageRussian
Executive producersSergey Kuzmenko (2001-2004)
Gulnara Ilchinskaya (2004-2009) [1]
ProducersAlexander Mitroshenkov, Larisa Krivtsova (2001-2004)
Natalia Nikonova (2004-2009)
Mikhail Sharonin, Natalia Galkovich (since 2010)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time60 minutes
Original networkSyndicated
Original releaseJuly 23, 2001 (2001-07-23) –

Let Them Talk (Russian: Пусть говорят, transliterated: Pust' govoryat) is a Russian talk show hosted by Dmitry Borisov.[2][3] It invites guests to come before a studio audience to address personal issues; crime, drug abuse, suicide, prostitution, infidelity[4] as well as society issues; attacks,[5] migration, international relations.[6][7]

The program is inspired by the American Jerry Springer show, although it was originally conceived to be a clone of the Oprah Winfrey show.[8]

Notable episodes[edit]

Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared on the show in 2016. A leak contract showed that she had originally demanded a fee of $860,000 and an audience with Vladimir Putin if she were to appear on the show.[9][10][11]

On Tuesday, February 1, 2017, rape victim Diana was a guest on the show. She talked about her rape at the hands of a 21-year-old man Semyonov. Semyonov was sentenced to eight years in a prison colony for “rape” and “violent acts of a sexual nature.” An appellate court later reduced his sentence to three years and three months. Commentators blamed Diana for provoking sexual assault. Almost all the panelists and most of the audience were clearly on the side of Semyonov. The show spawned many online debates and memes.[12]

In early 2017, Nadezhda Semenyuk, former wife of triathlete Roman Paramonov, went on the show with her ex-husband, who had severely beat her.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ильчинская Гюльнара Гамидулловна". Академия российского телевидения. Archived from the original on 2016-05-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Выпуски - Пусть говорят - Первый канал". www.1tv.ru. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  3. ^ "Письма маме. Пусть говорят. Самые драматичные моменты выпуска от 10.03.2016 - Пусть говорят". www.1tv.ru. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  4. ^ "Наталья Никонова: "У каждой женщины свой Малахов"". Лениздат. 2007-09-27.
  5. ^ Андрей Малахов поговорит с родственниками погибших в метро
  6. ^ "Когда с экранов выметут мусор?". Газета.ру. 2006-11-02.
  7. ^ Описание программы на сайте «Вокруг ТВ»
  8. ^ Divorce in Russia
  9. ^ Vladimir Kozlov, Lindsay Lohan Demands $860,000, Audience With Putin for Russian TV Appearance, The Hollywood Reporter, August 24, 2016(January 23, 2008).
  10. ^ Philip Trap, LINDSAY LOHAN: DRUNK ON TALK SHOW? ACTRESS REPENTS WITH SYRIAN REFUGEES, Inquisitr, (September 28, 2016(Tuesday)/February 26, 2008).
  11. ^ Lindsay Lohan Tells Russian TV She "Respects" Vladimir Putin, The Hollywood Reporter, (September 23, 2016(четверг:/February 21, 2008)
  12. ^ Matthew Kupfer,How Russia Turned on a Teenage Rape Victim, The Moscow Times, (March 8, 2017).