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Boris Stepantsev
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Fyodor Khitruk
May 1, 1917 - December 3, 2012
Yuri Norstein
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Aleksandr Tatarsky
11 December 1950 - 22 July 2007
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Garri Bardin
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Oleg Anofriyev
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Suzdal Animation Festival 2014 Awards No Grand Prix
Results of the 19th Russian Animated Film Festival in Suzdal held from March 19 have been announced. This year the jury has decided to not give the Grand Prix.
History of Russian Animation, Part II
Around the year 1960 the Soviet animation experienced a drastic change in its style. Realistic backgrounds and characters came to appear much less often, having given way to caricature. Animators experiments with various techniques, among them cutout animation (The Story of a Crime (1962)) and glass painting (Song about Falcon (1967)).
History of Russian Animation, Part I
The history of Russian animation is extensive and covers a few periods, the largest and most flourishing of which was the Soviet one, mostly represented by the Soyuzmultfilm and Ekran studios.
Russian Gumby Cartoon Tribute to Art Clokey's 90th Birthday Anniversary
October 12th is the 90th anniversary of the inventor of gumby animation, Art Clokey. At Russia-InfoCentre, we joined Google, but instead of a doodle, we decided to share a couple of best-loved Russian gumby cartoons. Sit back and enjoy the stop motion clay animation Russian style.


Russia and China will be Engaged in Animation Coproduction
Russian Smeshariki and the Chinese media holding CCTV will take up production of animation series Krosh and Panda.
Cartoon on Alexander Nevsky Announced by RF Culture Minister
Vladimir Medinsky has announced plans for creating an animated film about about Prince Alexander Nevsky.
Suzdal Animation Festival Held Winnie the Pooh Parade
The famous Suzdal Animation Festival is celebrating the 100th anniversary since the birth of Fyodor Khitruk.
Film Director Yuri Norstein Celebrates his 75th Anniversary with Exhibition
The famous Russian animated film director turned 75 years old on Thursday.
Farewell to Animator Eduard Nazarov in Cinema House Today
Eduard Nazarov will be buried at the Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.
Garri Bardin to Present his Animation "Listening to Beethoven" in Petersburg
One of the greatest Soviet and Russian animated film directors Garri Bardin will introduce his new work in Lendoc Film Studio on July 15.
The Russians' Favourite Animated Films
The animated films, most popular with the Russians, were released in the Soviet era.
Animation "Before Love" Wins Icarus Award
The animated film Before Love directed by Igor Kovalyov has taken the grand prize of the Russian animation award Icarus.
Konstantin Bronzit Commented on His Defeat in Oscar
The film director and animator Konstantin Bronzit was not upset about failure to win Oscar for his animated film.
Big Animation Festival Kicks off in Voronezh for the Sixth Time
From February 25 to February 28 the dwellers of Voronezh will have a chance to watch the best Russian and foreign animated films.
Animated Film by Russian Director Nominated for Oscar
Konstantin Bronzits new work We Can't Live Without Space is among the five best short animations in the world.
Ivan Tsarevitch and Grey Wolf 3 Heads Russian Film Distribution
The Russian full-length animated film Ivan Tsarevitch and Grey Wolf 3 leads domestic box office, having collected $6.97 million on the weekend.
Russian Animation Included into Oscar Short List
The short-length animated film We Can't Live without Space by the Russian director Konstantin Bronzit has made its way into the short list of the Oscar award.
International Animated Film Festival to Run in St. Petersburg
The best prize-winning animations will be screened at the 13th international animated film festival Multivision in Saint Petersburg.
London Exhibition Watch Me Move to Present World Animation at the ENEA
The animation exhibition "Watch Me Move" from London will be opened at the ENEA (aka VDNKh), Moscow from November 18.
New Animation Museum to be Opened at ENEA
The Soyuzmultfilmilm Studio plans to open its own animation museum in the territory of ENEA (aka VDNKh), Moscow.
Animated Series Masha and the Bear Proclaimed Future Classics
The American Animation Magazine has announced the list of the worlds 250 best TV shows destined to become classics of the future.
Singer and Songwriter Oleg Anofriyev Turns 85
Oleg Anofriyev can be called the voice of an era, since numerous popular Soviet animation and film characters sang with his voice.
Russian Cosmic Animation Wins at Annecy Festival
'We Can't Live Without Cosmos' by Konstantin Bronzit wins Cristal award for best short film at the 39th Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Russian Snow Queen 2 Tours to the USA and Canada
The Russian animated film Snow Queen 2: Refreezing will be screened in Canada and the USA.
Mystery of Sukharev Tower Goes on General Release in Russia
Full-length animated film Mystery of Sukharev Tower. Magicians of Equilibrium will be released on March 26.
Masha and the Bear Titled Best Animation 2015
Russian children's animated TV series Masha and the Bear has won the prestigious Kidscreen Awards 2015 in the Best Animation nomination.
Jubilee Animation Festival to be Held in Suzdal
The 20th Russian Animation Festival will take place in Suzdal from March 18 to March 23.
Big Animation Festival to Be Held in Voronezh
This year organizers of the Big Animation Festival will bring its programs and workshops to four cities.
Legend of Russian Animation Gennady Sokolsky Passes Away
The animated film director Gennady Sokolsky, aged 78, died in Moscow on Sunday.
National Animation Award to Appear in Russia
The National Animation Award has been established in Russia.
First Full-length Claimation to be Made in Russia
The first full-length claimation animated film Mad Planet will be created in Russia.
Animated Film Festival to be Held in Nizhny Novgorod
From June 4 to June 8 Nizhny Novgorod will be hosting the Big Animated Film Festival the largest international animation festival in Russia.
Russian Animation TV Channel May Soon Appear
The RF Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky supports the suggestion of the Animation Association about creating the Russian Animation TV channel.
Animation by Russian Schoolboy to Participate in Cannes Film Festival
Russia's first try-out for the annual International Childrens Film and Television Festival in Cannes, France has been held in Vladivostok.
Renowned Animator to be Fined for Delaying Film Completion
The RF Culture Ministry is going to fine director Garri Bardin for not having completed the animated film Three Melodies in time.
Russian Animated Film Wins Festival in Bulgaria
The Snowflake animated film by the Russian director Natalia Chernysheva has been recognized the best at the international Golden Kuker animation festival in Sofia.
Animation Kin-dza-dza Goes on General Release
The longed-for animated film Ku! Kin-dza-dza by the eminent film director Georgi Daneliya goes on general release on April 11, 2013.
Immortal Wins Suzdal Animated Film Festival
The Grand Prix of the 18th open Suzdal animation festival goes to Mikhail Aldashin's animated film Immortal from the well-known cycle Mountain of Semi-Precious Stones.
Prototype of Heroine of Animation Masha and the Bear was Real Girl
One of the most successful animated series in Russia today is Masha and the Bear, which owes its appearance to a girl, whom the artist initially wanted to depict as a hybrid of a froglet and a piglet.
Animation Three Athletes on Faraway Coasts Becomes Most Popular New Year Project
The animation project Three Athletes on Faraway Coasts by the Melnitsa Studio has become the box office hit of film distribution in the first week of the year.
100th Anniversary of Russian Animation to be Celebrated in Kremlin
A concert Journey to the Land of Cartoons dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian animation, will be held in the State Kremlin palace in Moscow on October 28.
VGTRK: Nu, Pogodi! Is Too Adult For Children
The famous Soviet cartoon about the Wolf and the Hare has been deemed inappropriate for screening to children - reportedly because the Wolf is portrayed as a bad guy with a cigarette.
LINOLEUM Animation Festival to Feature Winners of International Competitions
The VII International festival of actual animation and media art LINOLEUM starts today in Gallery on Solyanka, Moscow.
Animation Festival Takes Place in Suzdal
The Grand Prix of the 17th Open Russian Animated Film Festival that took place in Suzdal went to Aleksei Turkus film Snow-Covered Horseman.
New Russian Cartoon Animated Film Goes on Release in Russia
New Russian animation Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf goes on release in Russia with 1.300 thousand copies.
The 5th Big Cartoon Festival to be Held in Moscow
From October 28 to November 7, Moscow will be hosting the 5th International Big Cartoon Festival. It is planned to show works of Russian and foreign animators and to offer master-classes and lectures professionals in this well-loved artform.
Russian Animators are Praised in Belgrad
Several Russian productions have won high praise and awards at the 8th European Animation Festival "Balkanima" in Belgrade.
IX Animated Arts Festival Multivision Comes to St. Petersburg in November 2011
Between November 4 and 6, 2011 the residents and visitors to St. Petersburg can attend Multivision - the Animated Arts Festival.
Yuriy Norstein Marks His 70th Birthday
On Tuesday, one of the most well-known Russian animators, Yuriy Norstein, marked his 70th birthday. Though the Russian animation industry is going through dark times, the award-winning animator is still full of optimism and ideas for his new works.
Animation Museum Opens in Moscow with Garry Bardin's Exhibition
Animation Museum has been opened today within the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow.
Russian Caricaturist Takes First Prize in China
Russian caricaturist Vyacheslav Shilov from St. Petersburg has become the winner of the International Animation and Computer Games Forum 2011 in China.
Well-known Russian Animator Anatoli Savchenko Passes Away
Famous Russian animator Anatoli Savchenko has died, aged 87, in Moscow.
SpongeBob SquarePants Comes to Moscow!
The first interactive exhibition of the animated superhero SpongeBob SquarePants will be held at the Flakon Design Factory from 16 September to 2 October 2011.
Russian Ugly Duckling Goes on International Release
Ugly Duckling - the first full-length animation film by the Russian director Harry Bardin goes on general release at European cinemas.

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