The state of art

The national film industry will annually receive about $200m, Russia's deputy minister of culture Alexander Golutva has announced. He said the government planned to finance films tackling issues facing the nation and Russian society, including the creation of a civil society and the fight against drug trafficking, crime, terrorism and corruption.

There are plans to shoot about 10 such films each year. The screenplays will be chosen on a competitive basis, but the exact number would depend on specific proposals and funding.

Golutva added that local studios could also shoot remakes of Soviet historical films about famous Russian military leaders, including Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, Field Marshals Alexander Suvorov and Mikhail Kutuzov.

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