Kto vozmyot million? (Russian: Кто возьмёт миллион?) is the original Kazakh version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which originally broadcast in Russian from May 17, 2001 to September  29, 2006. The show was hosted by Yevgeny Zhumanov (2001-2004) and Serik Akishev (since september 2004). The show premiered in 2001 on the KTK TV channel and aired until June 26, 2004. From September 2004 to April 2006 the show on the Khabar TV channel aired. From May to September 29. 2006, this show was on the El Arna (Khabar-2) TV channel (in parallel with the Kazakh version) aired and was closed until 2017. This version was aired every Saturday with a repeat on Sunday.

Mïllïon kimge buyıradı? (Kazakh: Миллион кiмге бұйырады?) was the Kazakh version of the show broadcast in the Kazakh language. It aired from September 2004 to September 30, 2006, and was hosted by Eskendir Sergebayev. This version was aired every Friday with a repeat on Saturday.

Lifelines Edit

In two versions three stanrard lifelines used:

  • 50:50 (Пятьдесят на пятьдесят; Елуден елу)
  • Phone-a-Friend (Звонок другу; Досына телефон шалу)
  • Ask the Audience (Помощь зала; Көрермендердің көмегі)

Seasons Edit

Kto vozmyot million? (in Russian) Edit

  • Season 1 (KTK, May 17, 2001 - August 2002)
  • Season 2 (KTK, September 2002 - August 2003)
  • Season 3 (KTK, September 2003 - June 2004)
  • Season 4 (Khabar, September 2004 - May 2005)
  • Season 5 (Khabar, September 2005 - April 2006; El Arna, May 2006 - September 29, 2006)
  • Season 6 (Khabar, September 16, 2017 - July 28, 2018)

Mïllïon kimge buyıradı? (in Kazakh) Edit

  • Season 1 (Khabar, September 2004 - May 2005)
  • Season 2 (Khabar, September 2005 - April 2006; El Arna, May 2006 - Septemer 30, 2006)
  • Season 3 (Khabar, September 2018)

Return Edit

In the summer of 2017, it was announced that the show would return to the air on Khabar channel, and also SMS-registration of contestants began.

Money Trees Edit

Question Prize (2001 - 2006) Prize (2017 - present)
15 5 000 000 tenge 10 000 000 tenge
14 2 500 000 tenge 5 000 000 tenge
13 1 250 000 tenge 2 500 000 tenge
12 600 000 tenge 1 200 000 tenge
11 300 000 tenge 600 000 tenge
10 150 000 tenge 300 000 tenge
9 80 000 tenge 150 000 tenge
8 40 000 tenge 90 000 tenge
7 20 000 tenge 60 000 tenge
6 10 000 tenge 40 000 tenge
5 5 000 tenge 20 000 tenge
4 2 000 tenge 10 000 tenge
3 1 000 tenge 5 000 tenge
2 500 tenge 2 500 tenge
1 200 tenge 1 000 tenge

Selection of contestants Edit

Starting from 2017, selection in the show is carried out with the help of SMS for all residents of Kazakhstan. Selection is carried out in several stages.

First FFF Edit

Everyone should send an SMS with a certain combination to a short number.

In response in the form of a reply SMS message, the subscriber receives confirmation that the application was accepted and receives a link to the multimedia content portal of the "KVM" show. On the portal, the subscriber will be able to download one unit of content.

Next, the subscriber from another short SMS number will be sent a question with options for answers to check his erudition. The options will be numbered 1, 2, 3, 4. In order to answer the question, the subscriber needs to send the selected option to the same short number.

After sending your answer, the subscriber will receive an appropriate notification in the reply SMS from the number about the correctness or incorrectness of the answer.

In both cases, the applicant will receive a link to access the thematic portal of multimedia content of the show "KVM?".

If you gave the correct answer, it means that you successfully passed the first FFF and became a potential contender for appear in the show "KVM?", hitting the computer base of potential contestants.

Reply messages Edit

After sending the application "..." to the number ... you will receive a message with the following text:

Thank you, your application is accepted. Expect the issue from the number .... Link to the portal:

Then you will receive a message with a question from the number ....

Second FFF Edit

Two weeks before the filming in the database of potential players, who gave the correct answer to the question via SMS, random numbers are selected. The special computer program selects 300 mobile phone numbers, according to which the producers of TV shows will call up potential contestants of the 2nd FFF and offer to answer 5 qualifying questions. Further, according to the results of the qualification selection, participants of the TV show will be selected.

In each of the 6 shows of the filming will be 12 contestants (10 main + 2 spare players) who gave the most number of correct answers.

Spare contestant Edit

The substitute player must appear in the studio on the day of the show that was set for him. In case of absence of any of the main 10, "Reserve player" takes a place in the studio.

In the case of the appearance of all players of the main 10, the substitute will automatically become the player of the main 10 of the next filming, the date and time will be notified to him additionally, a few days before the filming.

In the event that a spare contestant fails to appear on the appointed day of the show, he will be removed and for further appear he will need to go through the registration and selection procedure (1 and 2 FFF).

Winners Edit

Top Prize winners Edit

2,500,000 tenge winners Edit

1,200,000 tenge winners Edit

600,000 tenge winners Edit

300,000 tenge winners Edit

150,000 tenge winners Edit

90,000 tenge winners Edit

80,000 tenge winners Edit

60,000 tenge winners Edit

40,000 tenge winners Edit

20,000 tenge winners Edit

5,000 tenge winners Edit

0 tenge winners (incomplete list) Edit

 ? tenge winners Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Youngest contestant is Pavel Shaposhnikov (16 years old, first appearance in 2001 in show).
  • The show filmed in "Kazakhfilm" film studio (Al-Farabi ave., 176, Almaty).
  • On June 8, 2002, biggest audience failed. On 9th question of Andrey Shakhmatov's run (he is the uncle of Yury Kuvshinnikov), 71% voted for wrong choice, but 23% were right. Later it was found out that the computer counted the wrong answer, and 71% of the audience were right. This is one case only in the history of the show, when the computer was wrong. The contestant and his audience member looked at the sources and found out the truth. But two days later the editors phoned and reported an error and said that the player will continue his game with the 10th question in the first game of the new cycle. They also said that the host will not say anything about the error on the air. The contestant continued the game further, and his episode in two weeks aired.
  • Serik Akishev is contestant only in Kazakh version, who answered the 1st question wrong.
  • Alibek Begdesenov is contestant, who three times appeared. He appeared in the show from different hosts (Yevgeny Zhumanov, Serik Akishev and Eskendir Sergebayev) and in two versions (in Russian and Kazakh languages).
  • Vladimir Maltsev is contestant, who in 2006 and 2017 episodes appeared.
  • Yerlan Aliaskarov is contestant, who four times in show appeared. Yury Kuvshinnikov five times on show appeared.
  • In Yury Kuvshinnikov's 4th run audience failed. On 6th question, 57% voted for wrong answer, but 17% were right.
  • The biggest winner in Kazakh version is Jiger Tunlikbayev (2006), who took 300,000 tenge.
  • On December 23, 2017, 100% of audience failed. Contestant Marat Aukenov on 8th question the Ask the Audience lifeline used where audience voted equally: A - 0%, B - 50%, C - 0%, D - 50%. Right answer was A.

Gallery Edit

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