Title display language is broken

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IMDB don't respect settings in user profile and fail to fulfill what is written in help page: https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/discover-watch/why-am-i-seeing-titles-in-a-different-language-tha...#

It displays some titles in Russian while settings are for English:

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Jeorj Euler

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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Aleks,

My 2 cents: if the titles have no "United States" local title attached to them, it cannot show!
At least this is the case for "Las pequeñas cosas"
I cannot check for cyrillic titles as I do not have such a keyboard, and I do not know what filmography you grabed, in order to check on my side.
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Jeorj Euler

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Ah, ha! Good point.
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Sorry for the inconvenience.  This is a known issue and it is tricky to provide the best experience due to the way we store some of the information about original titles and local titles. 

Until we have a full solution, our recommendation is to go to your site settings at https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general and on the menu "Title display country" please choose "Original" which is the first item on the menu.  This will block the localization of titles which should improve things, even though there will still be some issues.
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Thanks. Had this problem for 14 years. Hopefully it will be solved very soon though. Or at least you can put up a message next to the dialogue box telling users that the language options menu doesn't work. Because when one thinks it works, but it doesn't it's just an extra irritation.

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