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Emir Kusturica Praises Putin for 'Restoring Balance to World Politics'

© Sputnik / Grigoriy VasilenkoRenowned Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica performing with The No Smoking Orchestra at Kiev's Balkanfest music festival.
Renowned Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica performing with The No Smoking Orchestra at Kiev's Balkanfest music festival. - Sputnik International
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The famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica sees Russian President Vladimir Putin as someone who restored a sense of balance to world politics, RIA Novosti reported.

Kusturica, world-acclaimed filmmaker, actor and musician, praised the Russian leader during a press meeting in Moscow ahead of Friday’s ceremony in the Grand Kremlin Palace where President Putin will present state decorations to a number of foreign citizens.

“I consider this as a great award because it comes from President Vladimir Putin who has restored a sense of balance to world  politics,” Kusturica said, speaking Russian.

He also said that he would like to come back again and “make a film here in Russia.”

“I am full of new ideas and I just don’t know which one to go for right now,” Kusturica added.

Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, center, stands next to a cameraman while documenting the inauguration of an agricultural trade school that borders the family farm of former President Jose Mujica, on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Sputnik International
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He said that he would also like to make a movie in France.

“My films have always been made in Serbia, one I did in Britain and now I want to make a Russia and French ones too,” said Emir Kusturica who has twice won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and holds  dual Serbian and French citizenship.

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