The message reads, in part:
“2018 saw several premieres of outstanding and memorable films. Talented producers, actors, script writers and camera operators submitted for the consideration of their colleagues and spectators serious works that evoked broad public interest and became landmarks in cultural life.
By established tradition, the best of the best will receive one of the country’s most prestigious creative national awards today. For many years the Golden Eagle has been awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of Russian and world cinematography and is rightly considered to be evidence of top professionalism and impeccable artistic taste.”