Russian resident Vladimir Putin instructed in 2021 to finance the broadcast of recordings of performances and concerts online and in cinemas.
According to the Kremlin press service, the corresponding item is included in the list of instructions on additional measures of state support for cultural organizations.
The Government of the Russian Federation to provide for the allocation in 2021 of an additional subsidy from the federal budget for the implementation of professional high-quality video and sound recording of performances and concert programs of leading Russian theaters and concert organizations for the purpose of broadcasting them in virtual concert halls and showing them in cinemas, – the document says.
Also, the Cabinet of Ministers should provide subsidies to budgetary and autonomous cultural institutions in 2021 and 2022, intended to fulfill the state assignment at the level of at least 2019.
The Russian government, together with the regional authorities, will determine the volumes and forms of compensation for expenses and shortfalls in revenues of the budgets of the country’s constituent entities that arise due to the execution of this list of instructions.