2016 - Year of Russian Cinema
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin singed the Executive Order On Holding the Year of Russian Cinema in the Russian Federation.
In order to attract public attention to Russian cinema, the President resolved to hold a Year of Russian Cinema in 2016.
The Government of the Russian Federation was instructed to form a Year of Russian Cinema organising committee and develop a plan of main events.
Corresponding recommendations have been issued to executive bodies of power in the regions of the Russian Federation.
On December 14, 2015, Vladimir Putin took part in a ceremony closing the Year of Literature and opening the Year of Russian Cinema. The event took place on the new stage of the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre.
Information from the Russian President’s official website