Marketing Director gaming division Mail.Ru Mikhail Kochergin called multiplayer action game World of Tanks «Cyprus, an offshore" game, speaking February 4, 2014 in the State Duma at the meeting of the Expert Council for e-sports industry, and educational games. Word Kochergina quoted a representative of "Kanobu" visited the meeting and the chief editor of the magazine "Gameland" Constantine Govorun, who wrote a report on his blog.
Kochergin said that he had "a lot of questions" in World of Tanks. In particular, it is unclear why it "people to attack enemy tanks, Russian tanks are shot." Kochergin also urged the government to start to regulate the Russian market of video games and protect their producers from foreign projects. The commentary "Kanobu» PR-director of Mail.Ru Group Ksenia Chabanenko said that the words Kochergina should be considered only in the context of the discussion. "Kanobu" also sought comment from Wargaming. Before that, in May 2013 Mail.Ru has launched a beta browser-action network Ground War: Tanks.
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The meeting, which was attended by 20 people, led by the deputy of the LDPR faction Vadym Dengin, it also visited the chairman of the Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications Alexei Mitrofanov. Most of the proposals made during the two-hour discussion regarding the creation of the legislative framework that would make the video game market in Russia civilized.
They were including members of the gaming press. One of them, representing site CyberGame.tv, said "the grand amount of games," which put the Russian "idiots" and "useless people." Chief editor of "Game World Navigator" Igor Boyko said that could be subsidized by the state to develop games using Tajik or Uzbek folklore. Later, participants in the discussion agreed on the fact that the patriotic game can be ordered from foreign companies - for example, DICE. Speakers also proposed the establishment of a state award for achievements in e-sports, and other areas of the game, set up a commission for age ratings, to introduce a new parental control system capable of checking the age of the player, as well as to support the competitive players and cyber events at the state level.
Earlier, the State Duma has already put forward initiatives relating to video games. January 13, 2010 a deputy from the LDPR faction Valery Seleznev proposed to amend the list of extremist materials first person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Selezneva angered mission No Russian, where players had to arrange a terrorist attack at the airport. The localized version of the PC-games, this mission was not hit, and console ports are not officially released in Russia due to the fact that one could not cut No Russian for technical reasons.
Later, the deputies made proposals to support the development of patriotic video games and limit access to violent games. Their initiative was supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which in 2014 are going to start to produce patriotic video games and "screen out foreign games that are found to discredit the national imagery and the lack of historical accuracy." In December 2013 the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said that the agency will complement
Law to protect children from negative information requirements for video games. February 3, 2014 chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Committee (NAC), Kirill Kabanov, called for the prohibition of games of the genre "shooter" in Russia. February 4 State Duma deputy from the faction "Fair Russia" Oleg Mikheev proposed amendments
the law "On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development" and to restrict the sale of games with an age rating «18+».
Well, what to say, with such a qualitative composition of e-sports experts in Russia, as well as the video game industry as a whole expects full-fucking.