KYIV (QHA) -

As of August 2014, the Ukrainian Cinematography Agency has banned the screening of 376 Russian movies and TV series, Ukrainian News news agency reports Philip Ilyenko, Chairman of the Ukrainian Cinematography Agency, as saying at a press briefing.

“As of today, the Ukrainian Cinematography Agency has revoked and declined to grant distribution certificates to 376 Russian movies and TV series,” said Ilyenko.

Ilyenko also said that the Expert Committee, a body operating under the auspices of the Ukrainian Cinematography Agency, had reviewed 553 films and TV series over this period.

According to him, the committee has been working hard reviewing movies and TV series for violations of the law prohibiting popularization of the state of Russia and Soviet-era law enforcement bodies.

The law prohibiting distribution and public screening of movies and TV series popularizing the state of Russia and Soviet-era law enforcement bodies, as well as justifying occupation of a part of Ukrainian territory, regardless of a country movies and TV series were produced in, took effect on June 4, 2015. The ban applies to movies and TV series made after August1, 1991, as well as Russian-made TV movies produced after January 1, 2014.

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