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Officials spoke about this and not only when the “creative sovereignty” of Russia was discussed. That is, the presence in the country of people capable and willing to generate something new. But the conversation was not without reasoning about import substitution.
– My colleagues tell me in the morning: “We send it to you by WhatsApp”. I don’t have WhatsApp, that’s it, the era is over, I have Telegram. This is conditionally our messenger, so to speak. At least one messenger who is not hostile to our country,” Sergey Novikov, head of Russia’s Presidential Department for Public Projects, told the plenary session of the Russian Creative Week.
Telegram Novikov compared to the creative industries. If there are no natives in the country, strangers will definitely come. But now we have a good development opportunity.
– The cinema chains before the new year shouted that they would close after the holidays. But its revenue is approaching before the pandemic, the number of movie theaters has increased by 2%! – emphasized the employee of the presidential administration.
And all because the filmmakers began to actively shoot Russian films. Although before the main supplier of films was the West.
“We have returned education to school: if we do not educate, someone will do it for us,” Novikov said, recalling that creative creativity begins in childhood.
Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov, in turn, shared his plans to dramatize all schools without exception.
– Together with the Boris Shchukin Institute, we have created 30,000 school theaters (there are 40,000 schools in Russia). We offer school theaters to perform performances according to the literature program, the minister said.
– For us it is important that each school has a theater. The new national project “Education”, which will start operating from 2025, if approved, will include support for sports clubs and school theaters, ”he added.
The theater will have to stimulate the creative potential of the younger generations.