Mouse Ears Over Moscow

Disney, already a force in Russia, is set to make local movies and launch a TV channel

Yegor Fetisov has been looking forward to this evening for weeks. "The duels, the battles, the cannons!" the 10-year-old says as he queues up for a Moscow screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the third installment in Disney's smash-hit swords-and-surf series. "It's great to see how pirates fight!" he gushes. Yegor's father, Andrei, isn't quite as effusive, but he's not surprised that the May 24 opening has attracted a crowd. "It's an adventure," he says. "No one here has made films like that for ages."

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