This series is based on the clichés and stereotypes of Russian life and culture developed from Western media and ideas. These inaccurate ideas were sourced directly from the general public and vast research that involve a powerful military presence, excessive alcohol and smoking and constant heavy snow.
Alexandra Odaryuk is the sole model for the series. She is originally from Russia and is fluent in Russian and English, currently living in Cambridge she visits her family in Russia when she can. The stereotypes used in the series were also sourced from Alexandra and it is a subject she herself enforces.