The Russian culture is re-enforcing itself in India and other countries, particularly in the country, according to a study conducted by the Russian Federation Institute of International Relations (RIII).
“The Russians are one of the most significant and influential foreign cultural influences in India, as they have been for centuries.
For the first time in the history of India, Russian culture has gained international recognition.
Russian culture will be a major force in shaping the future of Indian society, politics and society in general,” says Alexander Krasov, the director of the Institute.
According to the report, the Russian culture in India is based on two key elements.
Firstly, Russian-influenced culture is highly influential in India.
Secondly, it is also deeply rooted in Russian culture.
The Russian influence is reflected in the fact that, in the most developed and cosmopolitan part of India the Russian language has become a major dominant language, while the Russian-language literature is the most widely circulated in the world.
It also makes a major impact in the field of Russian literature, Russian dance and music.
The report said that, with the growing influence of Russian culture, it will be difficult to maintain the status quo.
“There is a growing Russian influence in the Indian media.
There are numerous publications which openly express Russian views.
In recent years, a number of Russian-related documentaries have been made in India,” says Krasow.
The Indian media has also become an important platform for the Russian presence.
Russian language publications in India are well-known in the western world, as well as in the East.
For instance, the influential Russian language magazine Sputnik has been published in New Delhi for the past five years.
In 2012, it was awarded the prestigious prestigious Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction for its coverage of the crisis in Ukraine.
The journal Sputnyaya, which is also published in India in English, is widely read in Russia.
Russian literature has been an integral part of the Russian identity in India for many years.
According the report on Russian cultural influence, there are three main areas where Russian culture exerts its influence.
First, Russian literature is widely popular in India as well.
It is a major topic of discussion in Russian-speaking circles, and is read and discussed by Russian speakers as well, the report says.
Secondly is Russian-based cultural events, such as the annual Moscow Festival of Literature and Dance.
“The Moscow Festival is an event where the Russian and Indian languages meet each other in a dialogue, where all are encouraged to speak and express their respective languages,” said Krasova.
Russian-origin cultural events also play a crucial role in Russian society.
In 2013, Russian writer Nikolai Kondrashov made headlines for his controversial interview with the then Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The interview was published in Russian, and in Russian newspapers, and was widely condemned by Russian politicians.
In the interview, Modi had said that Russia and India should not be separate countries.
“We need to understand that the future belongs to the Russians, Indians and Muslims.
We should all cooperate to achieve the common goal,” Kondrushov said in the interview.
Kondruschov had criticised Modi for his remark that India is a nation of immigrants, which he has called a mistake.
“What India does is not for us.
India is an independent country, but it is a country that is Indian in history.
And it is for the Indian people to decide what to do,” he had said in a recent interview.
The third area where Russian influence has emerged is in art and cinema.
“Film culture is becoming a major factor in Russian cultural life in India today.
The Russians are active in the Russian cinema world and the Russian films have a large following in India.”
The Russian-Indian film industry has witnessed a rapid growth in recent years.
The first major Russian film was directed by the late Aleksey Prokhorov.
The following years saw the release of numerous Russian films, including films by Sergei Prokhory, Sergei Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky.
According a report by the Institute of Contemporary History and Culture of the University of Moscow, the film industry in Russia has grown from $1 billion in 1992 to $1.3 billion in 2012.
The number of films released annually in the last 10 years alone has more than doubled.
This trend has been mirrored in other countries such as Russia and China.
Russian films and other cultural productions are also seen as part of a major cultural exchange programme between India and Russia.
A film about a Russian-Chinese friendship, the documentary ‘The Chinese Ambassador’, has been produced in India by the Indian-Chinese film production company, BFI.