Former Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky excluded from the Board of Trustees of Fund of cinema. This is stated in the corresponding order of the government of the Russian Federation, reports RIA Novosti.
Also from the Council emerged a former Deputy Prime Minister Konstantin Chuichenko, who was the Chairman of the Board of the film Foundation, and former Minister of communications Konstantin Noskov.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
After his resignation from the post of head of the Ministry of culture, Medinsky became the assistant to President Vladimir Putin on issues of culture. The successor Medinsky as Minister of culture in the government of Mikhail mishustina was a former Director of the Department of cinematography of the Ministry Olga Lyubimova.
In November, 2019 November, Medinsky said that the Russian cinema Fund is unable to cope with the advancement of the Russian cinema. On 31 October published a report on the activities of the cinema Fund, controlled by the Ministry of culture, 2017 to September 2019. The questions were raised about the work of the expert councils, the objectivity of their decisions, the criteria by which applications are evaluated, and further use of allocated funds.
In late October, it was reported that the Russian fees to film in the first 10 months of 2019 fell compared with the same period last year more than 20 percent. At the end of October last year, Russian cinema fees amounted to 11,45 billion rubles, and by the end of October 2019 this figure is of 9.14 billion.