Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Russian Cultural Ministry to Give Priority to Films about Anglo-Saxon Perfidy, Degradation of Europe, and Heroism of Russian Forces in Ukraine

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Nov. 30 – The Russian ministry of culture has announced that it will give priority funding to films about “the neo-colonial policy of the countries of the Anglo-Saxon world,” “the degradation of Europe” and “the heroism and self-sacrifice of Russian warriors in the course of the special military operation” in Ukraine.

            Because of the Russian state’s increasing dominance as a source of funding for films in that country, those are likely to be the movies that Russians will be watching next year and later and

            Other topics the ministry said it would fund include “Russia as a contemporary, stable and secure state offering opportunities for development and self-realization,” animated versions of Russian literary works, “popularization of service in the Russian armed forces,” and patriotic education.

            What makes this list significant is that it is an indication that the Kremlin believes that it has no reason to change its current ideological agenda and that the themes that now dominate talk shows on government television stations are now going to reach even larger audiences via movies. 

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