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About us

Russian Content Worldwide is the umbrella export brand of the Russian content industry. It unites all Russian audiovisual content creators promoting their product on the international markets and seeks to raise the global professional audience’s awareness of the capabilities of the Russian creative industries in the making of films, TV series and animations, and of Russia’s potential for broad international cooperation.


The mission of Russian Content Worldwide is to foster international links and business cooperation through making the Russian content industry more transparent and establishing communication between Russian players that create films, series and animation geared towards international markets and are looking for partners abroad and an international audience interested in new names, original content and opening up new horizons in filmmaking.

Our platform’s goal is to enable industry professionals to find the right partners and co-creators.
We aim to be the single entry point to the Russian content industry.

Discover the newest Russian content available for sale, including works-in-progress;
Select projects for co-production;
Meet a wide range of industry professionals: actors, directors and producers;
Find production and distribution companies in accordance with your needs;
Explore the latest news and updates.

The focus of our platform is on satisfying demands of international content buyers, producers and production companies, talent agents, international journalists and festival selectors.

Russian Content Worldwide (RCW) is the umbrella export brand of the Russian content industry presented by ROSKINO. ROSKINO represents the Russian industry of audiovisual content.

Brand Family

Management Board

Sergey Selyanov


Sergey Selyanov is the CEO of the CTB Film Company specialising in film and animation production and distribution. He is also the chairman of the Film and Television Production Association, a co-founder of the Melnitsa animation studio and a member of the Nashe Kino distribution company’s board of directors.

Sergey Selyanov founded the CTB Film Company in 1992.

He has produced more than 40 feature and documentary films, which received recognition at Russian and international film festivals. Among some of his most well-known films are Brat, Brat 2, Syostry, Zhmurki, Mne ne Bolno, Aritmiya, Rodina. He was also behind some outstanding animation projects, including Moonzy and His Friends, Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboynik, Pro Fedota-Streltsa Udalogo Molodtsa and many others.

Sergey has received many awards, including the State Prize of the Russian Federation in cinematography for his movie Kukushka (2003).

Svetlana Maximchenko


Svetlana Maximchenko has more than ten years’ experience in media and seven years’ experience at the Department of Culture of Moscow. As Deputy Director of ‘Mosgorpark’ she designed and implemented marketing strategy for Moscow parks from 2013 to 2016. She was appointed as CEO of ‘Moskino’ (Moscow Cinema) in December 2016. 

She restructured the chain of the city-owned movie theatres and curated numerous film events including ‘Cinema night’ in Moscow. In 2018, she started Moscow Film Comission which helped organize more than 1000 film shootings.
Svetlana became the head of the Department of Cinema and Digital Development at the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in August 2020

Fedor Bondarchuk

Founder of the Art Pictures Studio production company

Fedor Bondarchuk directed two of the most successful domestic war dramas: 9th Company (2005), based on true events that happened during the Afghan War, became the first Russian film to gross $25 million at the box office and was awarded by the National Academy; and Stalingrad (2013), which became one of the highest-grossing films in Russian history and earned over $67 million worldwide.

It also became the first movie in Russia to be screened in IMAX format. The sci-fi blockbuster Attraction (2017), which too was released in IMAX format, earned over 1 billion roubles in Russia and the CIS and entered the ranking of Russia’s top grossing films. Having been watched by over 4 million viewers, Attraction also became one of the most popular films on online viewing platforms. Its sequel, Invasion, was released in January 2020.

Fedor Bondarchuk’s Art Pictures Studio production company has been working on the national and international markets for over 25 years and is considered one of the leaders of the Russian film industry. It is responsible for such Russian box office hits as Ice (directed by Oleg Trofim), Heat (directed by Rezo Gigineishvili), Soulless and Soulless 2 (directed by Roman Prygunov), Ice 2 (directed by Zhora Kryzhovnikov) and many others. Films produced by Art Pictures Studio have earned over $200 million in movie theatres and won over 50 Russian and international awards. In addition, over 80 countries have purchased the rights for screening APS projects. The studio’s latest project, Sputnikwas released online in Russia in April and has been selected for a world premier by the Tribeca Film Festival. It has been acquired by IFC Midnight for release in North America on August 14 and by Vertigo Films for release in the UK on the same day, while Rialto Distribution holds the rights for Australia. This is a unique case when a Russian film will have theatrical release, albeit a limited one, in North America, the UK, and Australia on the same day.

Vadim Vereshagin

CEO of Central Partnership LLC

Vadim Vereschagin graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Institute of International Economic Relations.

In 2002, he worked for East-West Company as a film distribution manager for Paramount, Universal and DreamWorks Studios films.

From 2003 to 2006, he held a similar position at United International Pictures Russia, a joint venture between Paramount and Universal Studios.

In 2006, he took part in setting up WDSSPR, a former JV between Disney and Sony in Russia, and then occupied a VP position in the company.

From 2008 to 2017, he held senior positions at Central Partnership LLC, with a particular responsibility for the distribution of domestic titles, Paramount Pictures International movies as well as foreign independent films.

In 2015, he set up the International Distribution Division at Central Partnership LLC.

From 2017 to 2018, he served as First Deputy CEO for Film Distribution at the Central Partnership Film Company.

Since August 2018, he has been CEO of Central Partnership LLC.

In 2018, Vadim Vereschagin received a commendation from the President of the Russian Federation for his services in preparing and conducting a Year of Russian Media in China and a Year of Chinese Media in Russia.

While at Central Partnership, Vadim Vereschagin has been responsible for launching MCU Phase One films and setting up the franchise in Russia. He has successfully distributed the Transformers, TMNT and G.I.Joe franchises and achieved record-breaking box office for independent titles like the Now You See Me franchise.

Under Vadim’s stewardship, Central Partnership has become a leading distributor of Russian films, contributing over 50% of local film box office in 2019. The top three highest grossing local films in Russian history were all released by Central Partnership.

Filmography, producer:
• Row 19 (2020, in post-production)
• Chernobyl: Abyss (2020, in post-production)
• Streltsov (2020, in post-production)
• Widow (2020, in post-production)
• Baba Yaga (2020)
 Coma (2020)
• Imperfect Man (2020)
• Son of a Rich (2019)
• The Ninth (2019)
• Robo (2019)
 Text (2019)
• Billions (2019)
• How I Became Russian (2018)
• The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands (2018)

Evgenia Markova


Evgenia Markova has a wide experience in international marketing and management. She has worked for Philips and Russian Railways. From 2013-2018 she worked for the Group of Bank “Rossiya” where she designed projects for the culture, tourism and social services.

In 2019 Evgenia Markova became a Director of Industry Relations for Expocontent, which is a consulting company for key industry players dealing with film, TV and animation promotion at the international level.

Evgenia Markova coordinated the promotion of the Russian film Industry under the “Made in Russia” brand to international markets such as the Marché du film in Cannes (France) – supported by the Russian export center, and to the American Film Market in Los Angeles (USA) and Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) where the “Created in Moscow” brand was used and was supported by the Moscow Export Center.

Under the leadership of Evgenia Markova, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Key Buyers Event was held in October 2019. It was an international forum, which brought together more than 50 leading studios from the USA, China, Europe and Latin America, to promote Russian content to foreign content buyers.

Evgenia Markova was also a member of the working group created to develop a national system of rebates for foreign film productions. The initative was signed by the Russian Government in November 2019

In January 2020 she became the ROSKINO CEO.

Yuliana Slascheva

CEO of Soyuzmultfilm

Yuliana Slascheva has extensive experience in media management, communications and cinematography. Since 2017, she has been CEO of Soyuzmultfilm and chair of the board at the Association of Animation Film Industry. In 2019, she also became CEO of the Gorky Film Studio. In 2018, she received membership of the Cinema Fund of Russia.

Her previous positions include CEO of the STS Media holding company and CEO of a major Russian strategic communication agency, Mikhailov & Partners, where she led large national and international projects.

While being on the STS Media board of executives, Yuliana Slascheva was in charge of developing relations with investors and advertisers and diversifying the business.

Yuliana Slascheva has thrice won the prestigious Silver Archer award in public relations. In 2007, she was named one of the most influential businesswomen in Russia by the Career magazine. In 2007 and 2008, she was at the top of the list in the Professional Service category in “The top 1000 most professional managers in Russia”. She also won a Russian Media Manager 2007 award in the public relations category. In 2008, Yuliana Slascheva was named Person of the Year in the special awards category for contributing to building a positive image of Russian business. In 2012, 2013 and 2015, she was listed among the top 50 most influential businesswomen in Russia, according to the Company magazine. In 2015, she featured in the Kommersant magazines’ ranking of media business executives. Hollywood Reporter listed her among The 20 Most Powerful Women in Global TV 2015. In 2017, Yuliana Slascheva was included in the Kommersant magazines’ rating of leading media managers for a second time.