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Mosfilm, once the symbol of Soviet cinema, is now fighting to return to its position on the global screen

Mosfilm, once the symbol of Soviet cinema, is now fighting to return to its position on the global screen.

© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianThe Russian Film Studio Mosfilm produces and distributes around 50 films a year. It is one of the largest and most advanced movie studios in Europe.
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The Russian Film Studio Mosfilm produces and distributes around 50 films a year. It is one of the largest and most advanced movie studios in Europe.
© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianThe first feature film was shot in 1923. Since then, more than 3,000 films have been produced and released.

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The first feature film was shot in 1923. Since then, more than 3,000 films have been produced and released.

© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianWorkers stand in front of a building on a set known as "Old Moscow." The two-block set has been used for more than 40 movies, changing into St.Petersburg, Tbilisi or Copenhagen, as needed.

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Workers stand in front of a building on a set known as "Old Moscow." The two-block set has been used for more than 40 movies, changing into St.Petersburg, Tbilisi or Copenhagen, as needed.

© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianIn the Soviet Union, Mosfilm was a name to be reckoned with. All the great directors of Soviet cinema, from Sergei Eisenstein to Andrei Tarkovsky, worked at the film studio.
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In the Soviet Union, Mosfilm was a name to be reckoned with. All the great directors of Soviet cinema, from Sergei Eisenstein to Andrei Tarkovsky, worked at the film studio.
© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianA worker molds a latex mask. Once complete, the mask will be glued to an actor's face with spirit gum and then blended to the skin with make-up.
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A worker molds a latex mask. Once complete, the mask will be glued to an actor's face with spirit gum and then blended to the skin with make-up.
© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianMany of Russia’s most popular films of the past two decades have not made it onto the Western screens, due to a lack of subtitles and poor distribution.
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Many of Russia’s most popular films of the past two decades have not made it onto the Western screens, due to a lack of subtitles and poor distribution.
© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianThe Mosfilm museum proudly displays a collection of motor-vehicles that have been used in films. The production company has produced more than 80 vehicles from 1905-1960.
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The Mosfilm museum proudly displays a collection of motor-vehicles that have been used in films. The production company has produced more than 80 vehicles from 1905-1960.
© RIA Novosti . Diana MarkosianMosfilm has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two decades, desperately trying to bounce back to its glory years and reach out to a new audience abroad.
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Mosfilm has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two decades, desperately trying to bounce back to its glory years and reach out to a new audience abroad.
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