The deputy speaker of the State Duma Sergei Zheleznyak introduced a bill on the establishment of quotas for showing Russian films in cinemas in 2013 – they should make at least 20% of all releases.
Since 2014 the share of the domestic films in the total number of film sessions will be set by the Russian government, as it is clear from the bill.
In addition, the amendments to the Federal Code of Administrative Offences are planned. The violation of the requirements to the share of Russian films by the demonstrator will be punished by a fine for legal entities from 100 thousand to 400 thousand rubles for each fact of the legislation violation. Besides, the State Duma introduced a bill providing the annihilation of tax benefits for showing foreign films in Russian cinemas.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina