General information about TV production in Kazan

Kazan is a beautiful and vibrant city located in the heart of Russia. It offers a unique blend of Tatar and Russian culture, with stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and a rich history. The city has a well-developed infrastructure and a highly skilled workforce, making it an ideal location for film production. Additionally, Kazan offers various filming locations, including historic landmarks, modern urban areas, and natural landscapes. The city is also home to several film festivals and has a growing film industry, providing opportunities for networking and collaboration. Overall, filming in Kazan offers a unique cultural experience and access to high-quality resources for an exceptional production. FilmspbTV will help you in filming this multicultural city, where you see side by side contemporary architecture with Islamic touch, the magnificent and recently renovated Kremlin, the ancient Russian settlements with their Orthodox temples and the ancient Tatar settlement with its mosques. You can get to Kazan by train, or flying from Moscow or St.Petersburg. Highspeed train from Moscow will soon be launched.
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Key locations for filming
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The symbol of Kazan is the Kul Sharif Mosque. Kul Sharif is situated in the real heart of the city – the Kazan Kremlin. The mosque was built in 2005 for the 1000th anniversary of Kazan. From the outside, the mosque is decorated with white marble and has four high minarets crowned with turquoise domes.

From the inside, the main dome of Kul Sharif resembles the Kazan hat, like those which Tatar Khans used to wear and which symbolized their power.

The walls of the mosque are also decorated with Persian carpets, stucco work and stained glass windows. The mosque courtyard can accommodate up to 10 000 people. FilmspbTV can provide you all the required permits for filming in Kul Sharif as well as in the Kazan Kremlin.
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The Kazan Kremlin, considered the historical center of the city, was founded in the X c. Nowadays, the Kremlin’s architectural complex consists of XII-XV c. buildings, as well as white stone fortification walls and towers built in the XVI c.
The former residence of the Governor from the Russian Imperial times, the Presidential Palace has become the official residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. Designed by the Moscow architect Konstantin Thon, the Presidential Palace represents the Russian-Byzantine style of the midst of the XIX c.

The Temple of All Religions is yet another landmark of the city. The one of a kind temple is dedicated to religions of the whole world. The temple’s building was erected in 1994 after artist Ildar Khanov’s project. No services take place in the temple as it is more of a cultural centre and a symbol of all the world’s religions than a functioning church.

The Temple’s architectural ensemble includes a Russian orthodox church, a mosque, a synagogue, and a pagoda. The design of the complex reflects symbolic elements belonging to 16 religions. Inside of the Temple there are exhibition spaces where cultural events and meetings are held. The eclectic style of the Temple and the fascinating concept behind the Temple’s exterior attracts both tourists and Kazan citizens.

The exotic mix of Asian and European cultures is most evident in local cuisine. In Kazan you will find on the dinner table Tatar dishes neighbouring Chinese dumplings. There will be also Uzbekistan and Tajikistan dishes. Tea is very popular in Tatarstan. It is usually served with local honey and dates. In Kazan people also drink sherbet, a Turkish sweet drink made of fruit and honey. You might be confused by excessive sweetness of the local sweets.

In the republic of Tatarstan, eating is surrounded by a strict ceremonial, formed on the basis of Islam ethics and Chinese dinner ceremony. Certain dishes are usually served in a certain combination: for example, clear soup is always served with dumplings. FilmspbTV will help you learn about traditional Tatar cuisine and organize an authentic Tatar dinner.

History of Tatarstan and Kazan
Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, a region located in the center of Russia. The history of Kazan dates back to the 11th century when the Volga Bulgars, a Turkic people, founded the city. The city was then conquered by the Mongols in the 13th century before being annexed by the Russian Empire in the 16th century. Throughout history, Kazan has been a melting pot of cultures, with Tatar, Russian, and European influences. It has played a significant role in the development of Tatar culture and language, and its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tatarstan as a region has also had a long and complex history. It was inhabited by various Turkic peoples before being annexed by the Russian Empire in the 16th century. During the Soviet era, Tatarstan became a center for heavy industry and agriculture, and it played a significant role in the country’s economy. Today, Kazan and Tatarstan are known for their rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful architecture. The region attracts tourists from all over the world, who come to experience the unique blend of Tatar and Russian culture.
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Building up a TV production in Tatarstan

At FilmspbTV, we are committed to providing top-notch production services in Kazan and Tatarstan. Our team has extensive experience in location scouting, helping our clients find the perfect filming locations that match their vision. Whether it’s a historic landmark, modern urban area, or natural landscape, we have the knowledge and expertise to find the ideal location for your production.
We also assist in obtaining filming permits and visas, ensuring that all legal requirements are met for a smooth and hassle-free shoot. Our team has a deep understanding of the local regulations and can guide our clients through the entire permit process.

Additionally, we provide top-quality equipment rental services, including cameras, lighting, sound, and other essential equipment necessary for a successful shoot. We have a wide range of equipment options to meet the unique needs of each production.

At FilmspbTV, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of your production is executed to the highest standards. Contact us today to learn more about our production services in Kazan and Tatarstan.

You can find the information about visas and customs procedures required for filming in Russia here.