Our friends at Kino Klassika Foundation have just launched Klassiki, the world's first streaming platform dedicated to classic cinema from Russia and the region.

Klassiki (Russian for 'classics') will host a curated permanent collection of over 60 films which represent the breadth and depth of the best filmmaking from Russia and beyond.

Each week audiences will have time-limited access to contemporary titles selected by the Klassiki team, and specialist film seasons will be added to the platform regularly, many of which spotlight rare gems, unlikely to have been seen in the UK before.

Films lined up to feature on Klassiki include some of the greatest Mosfilm comedies such as Diamond Arm, I Walk Around Moscow and Autumn Marathon. Exquisite Soviet animations include Norstein’s masterpieces Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales; unforgettable titles from St Petersburg including Aleksei German’s films and classics such as Hamlet, The Beginning and rarely screened films from female filmmakers Tatiana Lioznova and Kira Muratova will also be on offer. Plus, the platform will host newly scored silent film classics from Evgenii Bauer, Boris Barnet and others.

From 4 Feb there is an introductory offer where you can enjoy 60 days completely free to stream. After 60 days you can sign up to a £5.99 monthly fee (with discounts for students) although a free subscription will also be offered. Visit klassiki.online to explore the service!