COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

New State Programme outlines plan for cultural sector for 2013-2020 including a gradual increase in funding.

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

In 2012, Culture Ministry given responsibility for heritage protection, movement of cultural goods and copyright and tourism.

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

New Culture Council set up in 2012 aims to support legislation in the cultural field.

3. Competence, decision-making and administration

3.2 Overall description of the system

State-private partnerships have been suggested as a way to modernise the cultural sector.

3.4 International cultural co-operation

3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends

A Presidential Decree of 2012 aims to widen Russia’s cultural presence abroad, including its language and  network of cultural centres.

Russia/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

Sate social policy priorities for culture (2012) include increasing salaries, cultural centres in small towns; e- and Internet for cultural institutions; internet access to national films and performances; bursaries and grants; touring exhibitions to smaller towns; and gifted children.

Russia/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.2 Heritage issues and policies

New Law on Transfer of Property of Religious Intent Owned by the State or Municipalities to Religious Organisations.

Russia/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.3 Cultural/creative industries: policies and programmes

Research carried out in the city of Krasnoyarsk outlines the obstacles for development of the creative industries in the regions.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.5 Language issues and policies

The Russian Language Federal Target Programme (2011-2015) is designed to support, preserve and disseminate the Russian language.

4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates

4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector

An increase in cultural salaries is so far being funded by job cuts.

5.2 Legislation on culture

In Oct 2011 the new draft Law on Culture in the Russian Federation was passed.

5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.2 Performing arts and music

The Concept of Long-term Development of Theatre Affairs in the Russian Federation until 2020 was adopted in 2011.

Russia/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.3 Cultural heritage

The Russian Federation signed the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage

Russia/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.8 Other areas of relevant legislation

A new law from Jan 2011 will offer more independence to public institutions in management and sourcing funding.

6. Financing of culture

6.1 Short overview

Support for filmmaking in 2012 will be doubled from 3.73 to 8 billion RUB.

6. Financing of culture

6.1 Short overview

Costly repair works were carried out to the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres in 2011.

8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.2 Arts in schools

A survey of second level education subjects revealed low desire for literature and none for music and visual arts.