ILYINSKOYE, Moscow Region, February 23 (Itar-Tass) — Dmitry Medvedev arrived in the village of Ilyinskoye where one of Russia's major cinema-and-TV companies, the GlavKino, is located. The Head of State will tour the filming pavilions and socialise with the directors, actors and producers of the film "The August of 2008", as well as with the servicemen who took part in the operation to enforce Georgia to peace in 2008.
The socially significant film, directed by Dzhanik Faiziyev, was released for countrywide distribution on Feb 21. The film, based on real history develoments, tells about the tragic events in South Ossetia in the August of 2008.
The GlavKino company was established in 2008 by Fyodor Bondarchuk, Konstantin Ernst, and Ilya Bachurin. Its priorities are to to shoot films of national importance, support young cinematographers, create conditions for the growth of the cinema industry and attract foreign projects to Russia.
The new GlavKino complex near Ilyinskoye Village in Krasnogorsk District of the Moscow Region, has available unique technological resources. In particular, it affors a filming pavilion, the largest one in Eastern Europe, with an area of 3,107 square metres, and modern studios fitted out with all necessary equipment. The total area of the complex is over 33,000 sq.m.