The Russian film festival titled St Petersburg Through Camera opened on Friday in London.
It is held within a broader programme titled "Russian Nights" and arranged in connection with St Petersburg's 300th anniversary.
The festival will last from June 13th till July 4th and will demonstrate a broad range of Russian films, varying in subjects and time of creation.
The visitors will see historical movies Hamlet /1964/ and King Lear /1970/ shot after Shakespeare's plays by director Grigory Kozintsev, historical-revolutionary films Oktyabr /October, 1927/ by Sergei Eizenshtein and Oblomok Imperii /Splinter of the Empire, 1932/ by Friedrich Emler, as well as modern works, such as Tsarskaya Okhota /Tsar Hunt, 1997/ by Vitaly Melnikov, Osobennosti Natsionalnoi Okhoty /Peculiarities of National Hunt, 1995/ by Alexander Rogozhkin, Mania Zhizeli /Gisel's Mania, 1995/ by Alexei Uchitel and other films.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now