Russian woman in Argentina

Soap operas are a recent arrival to Russian television screens.

When The Rich Also Cry and Santa Barbara first hit Soviet television during Gorbachev's perestroika days, Russian viewers were glued to their TV sets. In the wake of the break up of the Soviet Union, these daytime melodramas, in a way, became a source of solace in their suffering.

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russian women in Argentina

Although soaps had a wide audience in the country, Russian studios were not in a position of making such soap operas. The lack of funds and sophisticated equipment, forced them to go slow in producing their own soap operas.

In this respect, the production of Senora, is regarded as something of a breakthrough in Russian film and TV history. Senora is the saga of a Russian woman, who rose to EvitaPeron-like glory on the plantations of Argentina. It is based on the life of the female president of the world's biggest vegetable oil company, Molinos, in Argentina. The heroine made her fortune under the name Conchita Molinos -- a variation on her Russian birth name, Katya Malina.

"Her story is the story of the quest for identity, which especially appealed to me since it was so closely connected with Russian history," Bogin, explaining why he had chosen a subject so far away from home.

In the story, Georgy Stepanovich Malinin, Conchita's grandfather and a well-known Russian specialist in plant cultivation, immigrated from revolutionary Russia to Argentina, and changed his name to its Spanish equivalent, George Esteban Molinos. His son grew up in Argentina and married an immigrant woman from Hungary. She gave birth to a daughter, Katya.

When Katya was five years old, her parents died and she was adopted by an Argentine family and renamed Conchita. Later, Conchita embarks on a journey of discovery to seek her roots, providing all the elements to sustain an ongoing series. Apart from Moscow and St Petersburg regions, the serial has mainly been shot in Crimea