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60 Million to Watch Jail on Russian TV Show

Inveraray Jail is set to appear on TV3, a major Russian cable TV channel, following a special visit from their film crew.

The Jail will feature on the channel’s new travel guide show. The channel, which reaches 60 million viewers in Russia, regularly features programmes devoted to myths, legends and traditions from places all over the world.

Mikhail Kozhukhov (second from right)

The interactive guides at Inveraray Jail were delighted to assist the show’s presenter and General Director, Mikhail Kozhukhov, who is one of the most famous journalists in Russia and former Press Secretary to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.  Mikhail is the author of many travel shows, including In Search of Adventures and Round the World, that were transmitted on primetime television channel Russia.  His new programme will broadcast in September and is expected to be a big hit on the TV3 channel.

The visit to Inveraray Jail, organised by VisitScotland’s international PR team, involved Mikhail dressing up as a prisoner during the filming.

Gavin Dick, Prison Governor at Inveraray Jail said: “We were delighted to play host to TV3 and Mikhail Kozhukhov.  The crew were good fun, very enthusiastic and interested in our history.  The show will be a fantastic opportunity to spread the historic story of Inveraray Jail to such a wide audience overseas.  Our thanks go to VisitScotland for the opportunity.”


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