The idea is to create a modern flagship studio that will make Russia a competitively priced destination for film projects and in turn modernise the local industry.
"It is one of the targets for us to invite international projects to get their experience, to get their technologies," general-director of the Glavkino grou, Ilya Bachurin, told AFP.
Opened by president Dmitry Medvedev in February, on a recent tour the Glavkino studios were still dusty from the construction process and smelled of paint.
Bachurin, 42, a former impresario and television executive, led the way through the studios to show off echoing sound stages and hi-tech 3D equipment.
The largest sound stage measures 3,108 square metres (33,4340 square feet), a space so large that it swallowed up a bus parked in the corner.
"It's the biggest in eastern Europe," Bachurin said.
The studios have a Hollywood-style sign on the roof visible from passing planes. Their website boasts they are "equivalent to the best studios of America and Europe".