The State Duma proposed replacing Western films in Russian distribution with Chinese, Indian, Kazakh and Uzbek films, the deputy plans to discuss the corresponding proposal with the Ministry of Culture. This was announced by the first deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Culture Elena Drapeko.
Due to the war unleashed in Ukraine, Sony, the Walt Disney Company, Paramount and Warner Bros. left Russia. Hollywood studios canceled premieres in the country and suspended deliveries of films to Russian cinemas.
“I was in China, I saw wonderful historical, costume paintings. They also don’t go [в России], and it’s a pity: in style, in mood, they are very understandable and will be accessible to our viewer. Here it is necessary to agree on the purchase of such films, especially since they have never been shown at all,” Drapeko said.
“I believe that this is an opportunity for domestic cinema, first of all. We have good films, we have something to watch. Well, look at the films of those countries that have so far been poorly represented at the box office. This is both Indian and Chinese, and South Korean cinema. And, of course, the cinema of our neighbors – the CIS countries. There are very interesting films from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistanthey are absolutely worthy to be shown,” she added.
On the night of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a “special military operation” to “denazify and demilitarize” Ukraine. Immediately after that, reports began to appear about explosions and rocket attacks in Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa, Kramatorsk, Berdyansk. Russian troops crossed the border in five regions of Ukraine.
Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Against the background of the war unleashed by Russia, many world brands left the country.