The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky has made the initiative to take asymmetric measures concerning foreign countries, to demonstrate That Russia is an open country.
"All objections on the issue of unilateral easing of the visa regime is usually political in nature, it takes the principle of mutuality, reciprocity. We can, without violating the principles of reciprocity, to take asymmetric measures, politically showing That We are an open country. This draft law We have, " said Medinsky at a meeting of the state Council.
before the Western countries and the United States imposed penalties on the part of the Russian bureaucrats and credit organizations of the Russian Federation and froze work on a number of agreements. Punishment relative to Russia imposed by Western countries because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
before the Ukrainian authorities have decided to ban the entry of 14 artists from Russia, who supported the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, and also expressed support for the Donetsk and Lugansk militia. The list included: Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon, Iosif Prigozhin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Nikolai Rastorguev, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Grigory Leps, Sergei Bezrukov, Gerard Depardieu. The list includes Vladimir Kucherenko, Yegor Kholmogorov, Mikhail Khazin, and Valeria perfilova.
in addition, the expert Commission under the state Agency on the problems of cinema of Ukraine has banned the presentation of the country's dozens of movies and TV shows with the participation of Russian actors, for example, visited the Donbass.
Visited in the last month of summer in the Crimea, ex-lead singer of Deep Purple and Rainbow, Joe Lynn Turner told reporters about their upcoming concerts and said That he is not afraid of punishment because of his visit to the Peninsula." I'm not afraid of punishments. They will throw me in jail? It's against God, it is unfair, It's All Western propaganda. In the West there is not a word of truth about What is really happening in Crimea, " said the actor at a press conference in Simferopol.