The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Presents Russia Week

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 | 06:00pm
Stephen Colbert is ready to reveal results of his top secret, highly publicized trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow!

The Late Show will present Russia Week, with shows highlighting the host’s recent visit to the country, starting Monday, July 17 at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.

"I was asked to go to Russia by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to meet with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to my show," claimed Stephen in a statement. "Donald Trump Jr.'s father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. Or evidently, much else."
With Russian/American relations dominating the current news cycle, Stephen went to Russia and colluded with his crew to document the visit. Throughout Russia Week, The Late Show will air pieces shot while Stephen was in St. Petersburg and Moscow, featuring his interactions with the Russian people, his interview and vodka shots on the Russian late night television talk show Evening Urgant, and lessons he learned on how to live the oligarch lifestyle from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
In addition to the Russia features airing throughout the week, The Late Show will welcome another great guest lineup to the Ed Sullivan Theater:

Monday, July 17: Former Vice President Al Gore; actress Issa Rae; musical performance by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister

Tuesday, July 18: comedian Keegan-Michael Key; actor Cillian Murphy; stand-up comedy performance by Matteo Lane

Later in the week, look forward to seeing actor Jason Bateman and English rock band Muse. Also, Stephen has extended an open invitation to any Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer with dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The news of the trip to Russia first broke on Thursday, June 22 after the highly-sensitive information that Stephen Colbert was in St. Petersburg was shamelessly leaked in a tweet by Stephen Colbert:
That evening he taped an interview on the Russian late night talk show Evening Urgant with host Ivan Urgant, which aired the following night on Friday, June 23 on Russian state television. During his first show back from Russia on Monday, June 26, Stephen discussed his travel abroad and his interview with Ivan:


Watch all-new episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.