The event was organized by Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Singapore, Russia-Singapore Business Council with the assistance of State Corporation «Rostec».
In Singapore and Russia, the event was attended by representatives of government agencies, cultural institutions, the media, and business partners. Sergey Pronin – Deputy Chairman of the Russia-Singapore Business Council, Alexander Solovyov – Representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Singapore, producer of the film – Igor Ugolnikov addressed greetings to the guests and participants of the premiere screening. The technical possibilities of Center for Overseas Promotion of Russian High-Tech Companies and the Presentation of investment projects, created on the basis of RSBC with the assistance of State Corporation «Rostec» are used to show the film and organize a teleconference between countries. After the film was shown, guests had the opportunity to communicate and exchange experiences.
The film «The Last Frontier» — is a film about the feat of cadets and commanders of the Podolsk Infantry and Artillery School on the outskirts of Moscow in October 1941 near Moscow. The positive role of the film is that it will give a positive impetus to the coverage of one of the most striking and at the same time unknown feats of Soviet soldiers in the entire Great Patriotic War. The cadets of the Podolsk artillery and infantry schools are completing their training, and they will soon become commanders. Two friends compete for a girl. Suddenly, the command learns about the breakthrough of the front and the movement of a German tank column to Moscow. The only serious force is the cadets, they must stop the Germans at the Ilyinsky defence line and hold out until the reserves approach. In fierce battles, where many of them die, they fulfill this task.
Actors with leading roles: Alexey Bardukov, Evgeniy Diatlov, Sergey Bezrukov, Roman Madyanov, Yekaterina Rednikova.
It is worth noting that such a film genre as war drama is already known to the Singapore audience. From November 20 to 26, 2020, the II Russian Film Week was successfully held. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in the world, the event was held in the online format, but aroused great interest among Singaporeans and counted more than 1 million views in six days.
«2020 year is the 75th anniversary of the end of II World War, in which the Soviet Union, of which Russia is the legal successor, and Singapore were allies. At that time Singapore was not an independent state and was part of the British Empire. Both countries were subjected to aggression. Western regions of Russia were occupied by the forces of Nazi Germany, and Singapore by the troops of militaristic Japan. The 9th of May is both a happy and a sad holiday. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly made some adjustments to our plans, but that does not mean that we will not pay tribute to all who deserve it. May 9 is a truly unifying day, encouraging us to remember that we are all descendants and heirs of the Great Victory. The film «The Last Frontier» is a reminder of the great feat of the people» – Nikolay Volobuev, Chairman of the Russia-Singapore Business Council and Deputy General Director of State Corporation «Rostec», commented.
The COVID-19 pandemic is gradually subsiding, and the world is returning to normal life. Russia-Singapore Business Council continues its active work. The Centre for Overseas Promotion of Russian High Technology Companies and Presentation of Investment Projects is renewed, expanded and continues to take part in many projects. Two years have passed since a permanent showroom of Russian technologies was opened on the basis of the Center; thousands of heads’ enterprises and organizations from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region have already visited it.