Russian Embassy in UK Criticizes BBC’s New McMafia TV Series

BBC’s newly released TV drama ‘McMafia’, which has started airing on BBC One, tells a story of Alex Goldman, the British-born son of an exiled Russian Mafia boss, who desperately tries to leave his family’s mafia ties and past behind, was criticized by the Russian Embassy in UK, stating in a tweet, that “BBC’s McMafia depicts Britain as a playground for Russian gangsters. But do you know how many Russian offenders there actually are in UK jails?” the tweet says, stating that the correct answer is fewer than 10, and that crime rate among Russians in the UK is well below the national average. 

“Good that our followers are not buying into the clichés the BBC is spreading” the Russian Embassy in the UK’ tweeted.

The BBC’s new crime drama McMafia has an international cast, with Georgian actor Merab Ninidze playing Vadim Kalyagin, Russian mafia member, staring alongside James Norton, David Strathairn, Juliet Rylance, Aleksey Serebryakov and Maria Shukshina.

By Nino Gugunishvili

11 January 2018 12:36