The highlights of 2017 FINA World ChampionshipsSport July 25, 19:37
IAAF to hear report on Russia’s reinstatement ahead of 2017 Athletics World ChampionshipSport July 25, 19:25
EU Council to discuss Nord Stream 2 project in SeptemberBusiness & Economy July 25, 19:13
Berlin preparing common European response to Siemens turbines supplies to Crimea — sourceBusiness & Economy July 25, 18:49
Finnish president: Dialog with Putin is direct and clearWorld July 25, 18:22
Summer surprises: Arctic swelters in heatwave, while resorts soak in rainBusiness & Economy July 25, 18:03
Sports minister says RUSADA doping inspectors started testing athletesSport July 25, 17:25
Arctic shelf development tops agenda of Murmansk international business weekBusiness & Economy July 25, 17:08
Trump backs investigation into Kiev’s meddling attempts to sabotage his election campaignWorld July 25, 16:57
BUDAPEST, February 17. /TASS/. World War Two historical drama Battle For Sevastopol, notable as the latest Russian-Ukrainian co-production, is set to be released in Russia on April 2.
The film, directed by Sergey Mokritsky, will be shown in 2,000 cinemas of the country, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky told journalists, comparing the new production to Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, such as Spider Man, in terms of its release scale.
The minister noted that Battle For Sevastopol was also expected to be given a massive release in Ukraine, where it would appear "on about 3,000 screens".
It "seems like" the film would be shown in Ukraine, he said, noting that the producers were "terrified" by the potential consequences of the release. Originally shot in the Russian language, the film would be dubbed into Ukrainian to be shown in that country, he added.
The shooting of Battle For Sevastopol was launched on the Crimean peninsula in autumn 2013, before anti-government protests in Kiev began. The film was due to become the first major co-production project between the two countries.
Set against the backdrop of the 1941-44 Siege of Sevastopol, the film centers on the life of legendary Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, also known for her visit to the United States and Canada as part of a delegation in 1942, and her calls for the Allies to take a more active role in the war against Nazi Germany.
Battle For Sevastopol was initially co-financed by Ukraine's State Film Agency and Russia's Culture Ministry. However, the secession of Crimea from Ukraine and its reunification with Russia alongside escalating tensions between the two countries suspended the project, making the prospects of the film uncertain.