Johnny Depp will make his first promotional trip to Russia on May 11th, when Disney holds a red-carpet premiere for Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Moscow. Johnny, Penelope Cruz and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are confirmed to attend the Moscow premiere. According to Variety, Disney decided to add a premiere in Moscow because “Russia has evolved into an important source of box office revenue over the years, with the construction of new multiplexes and the growth of a moviegoing middle class there.”

Rich Ross, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, said, “Russia has become such a thriving entertainment market, and with the recent successes of Tangled and Alice in Wonderland, audiences there have shown incredible enthusiasm for our films. As Captain Jack Sparrow embarks on a brand-new adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, we’re very excited to be able to premiere the film in such an exciting new locale.”

The promotional schedule for On Stranger Tides is busy indeed. The press junket begins in Los Angeles on May 4th through May 6th, followed by the world premiere at Disneyland on May 7th; the Moscow premiere on May 11th; the London premiere on May 12th; and the Cannes Film Festival screening on May 14th.

The Zone thanks Emma and SnoopyDances for breaking the news of the Moscow premiere. You can read much more about all the promotion for On Stranger Tides on the Zone’s News & Views forum.