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Vladmir Kozlov

Filmart: Russian Figure-Skating Drama ‘Ice’ to Get Wide Release in China

The film has already earned $25.2 million in Russia, making it the country's biggest movie of 2018 so far.

Hollywood’s Top Three Challenges to Doing Business in Russia in 2018

New taxes, a hostile TV market and a local oligarch bent on confronting the studios are among the challenges awaiting the industry in the new year.

Russia Might Make It Much Harder to Show Hollywood Films

Plans to inflate exhibition fees from less than $100 to more than $85,000 could be a game changer, distributors say.

Sony Pictures to Release Cannes Competition Film ‘Loveless’ in Russia

The film about a couple locked in a bitter divorce is Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's third Palme d'Or contender.

Ukraine Bans Russia’s Eurovision Song Contest Performer

Wheelchair-bound Yulia Samoilova was selected as a participant with her song "Flame is Burning," but host nation Ukraine says she can't enter due to a 2015 performance in Crimea, a peninsular annexed…

Berlin: ‘Snow Queen 3’ Sells to France, Australia

Russia's Wizart Animation also has sold new film 'Sheep & Wolves' to Norway and beyond.

Russia Demands Apology From Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for Calling Putin “a Killer”

Kremlin spokesman called Bill O'Reilly's comments "unacceptable and offensive."

Poland’s Supreme Court Rejects Roman Polanski Extradition Request

The extradition case, which went on for more than two years, is now officially closed.

Russian Culture Minister Says Film “Has No Relation” to His Novel, Wants His Name Taken off Credits

'The Wall,' adapted from Vladimir Medinsky's story, is the first film based on a book by a top Russian official still in office.

HBO Europe Takes Original Drama Strategy to Former Yugoslavia

The European arm of the Time Warner unit previously has made originals in Poland and the Czech Republic and will now start doing the same in the region including Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia…

Why Movie Ticket Presales Don’t Work in Russia

Tickets can only be pre-sold once an exhibition license has been issued, and Russians "are not used to planning a movie theater visit several days or weeks ahead," with the likes of 'Star Wars' a…

Roman Polanski Faces New Extradition Challenge Over Child Sex Conviction

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal a court decision not to extradite the Oscar-winning director.