President of Magna-Tech Electronic Co. Inc Steven Krams has handed over his collection of more than 350 Russian films made in the early 20th century to Russia. The films were taken out of Russia during the Civil War.
An agreement on unconditional handover of the ‘movie relics’ was signed at the Lenfilm Studios on Friday.
Once all the paperwork is completed, the films will be transported to St.Petersburg, where they will undergo restoration to be available in digital format and will be prepared for screening.
The handover ceremony took place on the opening day of the St.Petersburg International Film Festival.