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 (with 2010)
Presented byAndrey Malakhov (2001-2017)
Dmitry Borisov (with 2017)
Country of originRussia
Original language(s)Russian
Executive producer(s)Sergey Kuzmenko (2001-2004)
Gulnara Ilchinskaya (2004-2009) [1]
Producer(s)Alexander Mitroshenkov, Larisa Krivtsova (2001-2004)
Natalia Nikonova (2004-2009)
Mikhail Sharonin, Natalia Galkovich (with 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 — often models and bloggers — 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.[13]


  1. ^ "Ильчинская Гюльнара Гамидулловна". Академия российского телевидения. Archived from the original on 2016-05-20.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).
  13. ^ Darren Boyle, Russian triathlete issues grovelling apology on live TV after 'beating his wife worse than an animal' and breaking her nose in the middle of a running track, Daily Mail, (February 25th 2017).