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Russia to set up Eurasian version of Oscars

Russia will establish a Eurasian version of the Oscars. According to the Russian Cinematographers’ Union, the awards ceremony will take place in summer and is likely to coincide with the Moscow International Film Festival.

Moscow to stage Eurasian  Academy Awards.
Moscow to stage Eurasian Academy Awards. Image by ruscow / CC BY 2.0

Famous Russian film director and head of the  Russian Cinematographers’ Union Nikita Mikhalkov proposed the creation of the Eurasian equivalent of the Academy Awards in December 2015. Read more: calvertjournal.com