The Russian film industry predicted

the Russian film industry is because of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 could lose 50% of box office receipts in 2020. This was today warned by the Chairman of the Association of producers of film and television Sergey Selyanov.

According to him, the situation in the industry “is really complicated, a consensus exists, he forecast,” and according to these “charges will be 50 percent, from “peacetime””. “This means huge problems for the Russian cinema, to Russian copyright holders and overseas too”, — quotes “Interfax” Selyanov.

for his part, the CEO of United cinemas Alex Asasin pointed out that “cinema as a whole has lost about 30 billion rubles, so it is very important to understand when they will be able to open up to the audience”.

Recall that in connection with the coronavirus in the Russian Federation imposed a number of restrictions on the work of many companies and institutions, the ban on mass events. The decision was taken in order to avoid a large number of diseases simultaneously and to reduce the burden on hospitals. In March, the work of the cinema has been suspended. Similar restrictions were imposed on museums, theatres, Philharmonic societies, circuses and other organizations.

Later, the CPS together with the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation developed recommendations on the work of cinema in terms of the epidemic of the coronavirus. The decision of reopening the cinemas, according to the rules, accept the regional authorities in accordance with the requirements of the main state sanitary doctors. Spectators are encouraged to wear masks for employees this is mandatory, as well as wearing gloves. Employees must have a disposable mask, gloves and a supply of disinfectant wipes and antiseptics for the hands. During sessions in the hall should be provided with social distance with Seating spectators. The exception is when the movie comes family.

June 29, Deputy Prime Minister DMITRI Chernyshenko said that the Russian cinema will open on July 15.

we also Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.

July 2, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolychev said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, the balancing of regional budgets.