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Russian Defense Ministry to Create Film Studio for Military Movies

Nikita Simonov / Moskva News Agency

Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to establish a film studio to produce movies about the modern Russian army, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Tuesday.

The announcement was made at an annual awards ceremony that celebrates art and culture about the Russian military.

During his awards speech, Shoigu said that despite there being plenty of quality films about war, there aren’t enough films about the modern army, the state-run TASS news agency reported.

Shoigu also proposed to expand the Defense Ministry’s art and culture prize program and to hold an army film festival.

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