Cultural Industries in Russia

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture

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This study provides a state of the art analysis of the cultural and creative industries in Russia. It includes relevant statistics, the concepts of creative industries and the legislation in the field of cultural and creative industry in Russia, such as the law on culture and the federal program on culture. The study looks at the basic laws and practices of public organizations such as the changes of cultural institutions towards business orientation, and vice versa the opportunities for creative industry enterprises to take advantage of public funding. In this perspective, the divisions between governmental, non-governmental and commercial organizations as well as the new law on small and medium sized enterprises are presented. Some basic points of cultural networks and practices dating from the Soviet times are introduced in order to understand the possibilities to build creative clusters and creative enterprises in Russia. In addition, the study describes the volumes of some sectors, as audiovisual and film industry, traditional culture, games industry and cultural tourism.



Actors and bodies of creative industries in Russia

Leontief Centre (www.leontief.ru) is an international research center, which was founded in 1991, by the mayor's initiative of St. Petersburg. The center is an independent, non-profit research and consulting organization, which has over the years grown into a significant research center. Since 1996 Leontief Centre has been responsible for the organization, management and monitoring the Strategic Plan for St. Petersburg. It has played a major role in the development of SME's as a key element in economic and social reform, including the setting up of support funds and other infrastructure institutions. Leontief-centre participated in the Tacisproject "Creative Industries Development Partnership", together with the cities of Helsinki, Manchester and St. Petersburg. The project was carried out during the years 2000-2003.


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