Policy challenges and recommendations in support of Moscow’s creative industries – viewpoints of practitioners
Moscow is home to a quarter of Russia’s creative workers and generates over half of the creative industry’s value added. Due to its favourable development, the sector is increasingly receiving attention from policy makers and academics alike as a feasible option to reduce the country’s dependence on its extractive industries. The signs look promising: the city’s creative industries are likely to grow fast, attract investments and have become a successful exporter of creative goods and services. This paper provides an assessment of Moscow’s creative industries and asks what needs to be done in order to allow the industry to prosper.