• Medina urged to protect Russian films from Hollywood

  • The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky has called for the adoption of measures to protect domestic films from "the unequal competition of Hollywood." With this statement he made in the State Duma, writes "the Russian newspaper" on Wednesday, may 17.

    The head of the Ministry of culture lamented the fact that the whole support of the Russian cinema takes less than half the budget of one Hollywood blockbuster. "For example, "fast and Furious" — don't remember which room," — said Medina.

    The Minister also asked the MPs as soon as possible to consider the bill designed to fight Internet piracy. According to him, the adoption of such a law "really looking forward to all of our staff culture".

    In March reported, the Ministry of culture is drafting a bill on the protection of national films, toughening the mechanism of blocking pirate sites. Russian Internet company criticized initiative.


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