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

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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.

    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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