It has been planned to increase the funding of culture in Russia from the federal budget in 2003 by 28%, Culture Minister Mikhail Shvydkoi said.
He expressed the hope that the financing of the film-making industry by the government will be go up by 70%. According to a program recently approved by the government, Russia is to make up to 100 films a annually. This year, the minister said, 62 films will be made. The country is approaching the level when film making flourished in the Soviet years and 75 films were shot annually in Russia.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year