Ministry of Culture (Russia)

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Ministry of Culture (Russia)

Министерство культуры Российской Федерации
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Ministry Emblem
Agency overview
Formed 2008
Jurisdiction Government of Russia
Headquarters Maly Gnezdnikovsky 6/7, Moscow
55°45′44.46″N 37°36′19.53″E / 55.7623500°N 37.6054250°E / 55.7623500; 37.6054250Coordinates: 55°45′44.46″N 37°36′19.53″E / 55.7623500°N 37.6054250°E / 55.7623500; 37.6054250
Annual budget 74.5 billion rouble (FY 2011)[1]
Minister responsible Vladimir Medinsky
Website (Russian)

The Ministry for Culture of Russia (Russian: Министерство культуры Российской Федерации; Минкультуры России) is a Russian Federal Ministry in the Russian Government that responsible for state policy in Cultural spheres, Art, Cinematography, archives, and inter-nations issues. The responsibilities of the Ministry includes censorship of anti-Russian films.[2]


Formed in May 2, 2008 on basic of the Ministry for Culture and Mass Media (Министерство культуры и массовых коммуникаций Российской Федерации).[3] In the past, the Culture Ministry was operated between 1953-1992, and 1992-2004 (While between March and September 1992 the ministry was known as Ministry for Culture and Tourism (Министерство культуры и туризма Российской Федерации).

  • Federal Service for Supervision over Culture (Федеральная служба по надзору за соблюдением законодательства в области охраны культурного наследия; Росохранкультура), Dissolved in 2011.
  • Federal Archive Agency (Федеральное архивное агентство; Росархив)


Russian Culture Ministers[edit]


  1. ^ "Basic parameters of the Russian draft federal budget for 2011"
  2. ^ "Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens". AFP. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history 
  3. ^ Presidential Decree No. 724; Указ Президента РФ от 12.05.2008 N 724

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