The main Trustee of the prestigious literary prize “Russian Booker” was the ex-Senator, producer Gleb Fetisov. Thus he saved her from bankruptcy.

Gleb Fetisov and Jackie Chan in Moscow. Photo from personal archive

“Russian Booker” is an independent literary prize, established in 1991. It is awarded for the best novel of year in Russian. Due to financial problems of the “Russian Booker” was on the verge of closure, but thanks to the financial support of Gleb Fetisov, the prize Committee will be able to pay your annual premium in the amount of RUB 1.5 million to the winner. In addition, the Trustee will be used to support existing and new projects of the “Russian Booker”.

Gleb Fetisov – the head of the film company “Fetisov Illusion”. His track record of the producer list is Russian and Hollywood films: “In sports only girls”, “Chef on wheels” (Chef) “the Mystery of the Iron mask”, “Duelist” . The picture of the “Dislike” by Andrei Zvyagintsev, which he supported and became a co-producer of the project, will participate in the main competition of the 7th Cannes film festival, which will take place in mid-may. In March 2017 Gleb Fetisov became the rector of the Academy of motion picture and performing arts N.With. Mikhalkov.

“I’ve always been an admirer of the creativity of the winners of the “Russian Booker”, and has now become a Trustee. Do not like to talk about the need to support Russian culture: words I prefer action. Therefore it is better to give a real opportunity to speak to all those, who can do it expertly – the writers, the writers,” commented Gleb Fetisov your choice.