State Bank Acquires Russia’s Largest Studio Complex

VTB plans to develop Glavkino, which is located outside of Moscow and is nicknamed "Russian Hollywood."read more

How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries

Sanctions are back in the news — though if you’re President Donald Trump, that’s not a good thing. Here’s a look at the current state of U.S. sanctions on...

HBO, Russia’s Amedia Strike Exclusive Deal

The agreement makes the Russian company the "home of HBO," with rights to air first-run shows and HBO's entire programming library.read more

Oliver Stone Gets Putin Praise, Will Receive Sarajevo Film Festival Honor

The Russian president calls the Oscar-winning director "a very balanced and comfortable interlocutor."read more

Nicolas Cage’s Kazakh Film Festival Photo Sparks Online Hilarity

The actor, whose latest film 'Inconceivable' opened in June, was pictured in Kazakh costume at Astana Film Festival.read more

Kremlin Reacts to Putin Being Cut From Hollywood Movies

According to a Kremlin spokesman, Russian authorities have no knowledge about Putin's character being excised. read more

Stephen Colbert Tours Moscow’s Infamous Trump Hotel Suite for “Russia Week” on ‘The Late...

"For the past six months, people have been talking a lot about alleged activities involving Donald Trump at the Ritz-Carlton presidential suite in Moscow, and I've been thinking, 'Why...

Russia and China to Produce First Ever Joint Animation TV Series

Russia's Riki, the producer of animation franchise 'Kikoriki,' and China's CCTV team up to make 'Krosh and Panda.'read more

Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Cancels Premiere of Nuryev Play by Film Director Questioned in Fraud...

The award-winning Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov's production of 'Nuryev' was due to open Tuesday.read more

Controversial Russian Reality Show Turns Out to Be a Hoax

The creator of the project says he ran it as a market research exercise.read more

CCTV, Channel One to Launch Network With Russian Content in China

Katusha will air Russian movies, documentaries and TV shows with Chinese subtitles.read more

Russia’s ‘Masha and the Bear’ Franchise Finds Chinese Distribution Deal

Under the agreement with Shanghai Media Group, a joint venture will be created to promote and distribute the animation franchise in the country.read more

Moscow Film Festival: China’s ‘Crested Ibis’ Wins Best Film Prize

Turkey's Fikret Reyhan was awarded best director for 'Yellow Heat.'read more

Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’ Stirs Controversy Over Military Footage

Media reports suggest Putin showed Stone video of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.read more

Russian Actor Alexey Batalov Dies at 88

He was known for the 1980 Oscar-winning movie 'Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.'read more