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Moscow film studio to open Avenue of Stars

Moscow film studio to open Avenue of Stars
The Hollywood Walk of Fame (Image: Christian Haugen under a CC licence)

25 August 2015

Moscow’s Gorky Film Studio is set to open its own Avenue of Stars, akin to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Opening on 16 September, the Avenue of Stars will be situated next to the studio building on Sergei Eisenstein Street .

“We’re going to create an Avenue of Stars with the names of the directors who have put the studio in the cinematographic history books,” said the general director of the studio, actor and producer Sergey Zernov. He noted also that most of the directors featured worked at the beginning of the 20th century.

According to Mr Zernov, actors and camera operators will also be represented in time, as well as those others who have made a significant contribution to the development of the studio.

The Gorky Central Film Studio for Children and Youth, as it was officially known from 1963 to 2004, is one of the oldest studios in Russia, opening in 1915. Since then it has produced more than a thousand films, including the classic hits And Quiet Flows the Don (1958) and Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973). Lev Kuleshov, Marlen Khutsiev and Vasily Shukshin are among the celebrated directors who have worked at the studio.