General information about TV production in Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad is the religious center of the Golden Ring of the Russian cities. The city grew around the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. It’s the most important Russian monastery, founded by Sergius of Radonezh, a Russian spiritual leader and saint. Filming in Sergiev Posad requires permits from the Russian Orthodox church authorities.

The city is located 52 km northeast from Moscow, 610 km southeast from Saint-Petersburg. In Sergiev Posad, you can film the religious life of Russia. The city is famous mainly for its temples and sacred places. In addition it is the center of pilgrimage for people from all over the country.

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Key locations for filming
in Sergiev Posad

The Trinity Lavra consists of several churches built throughout more than seven centuries. The largest and most notable of them is the Cathedral of the Assumption – a majestic five-domed temple, with gold and blue domes. It’s decorated with frescoes by the artists belonging to the local icon painting school. Next to the temple there is a small picturesque chapel with carvings.
The oldest church of the monastery is the Trinity Cathedral. The legend is that Sergius of Radonezh himself and his disciples built it. This temple is a rare example of medieval white-stone Moscow architecture, and originally had frescoes made by the greatest icon painters of XV c., Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chyorny.
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The Gateway Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist looks almost defiant in comparison to the surrounding white-stone churches. Built in the XVII c. by the Stroganovs, a wealthy count family, this Baroque temple attracts the eye with its renewed vivid colours.

Chernigovsky skete, an underground temple with frescoes, is part of the monastery as well. It is located on the outskirts of the city. A large bell tower in the Russian style dating from the late XIX century rises above the entrance to the underground chambers. FilmspbTV fixers can help you get all the permits necessary for filming on the territory of the monastery and the adjacent temples.

Another key location of the region is the Gremyachy waterfall, a kind of a sacred source with a small wooden church nearby. This scenic place is very popular among locals: they go there to pray and to spend time in a picturesque natural setting. A chain of water springs with wooden stairs allows one to take a look at the practices of both pilgrims and local people.

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Building up a TV production in Sergiev Posad

FilmspbTV is a production company that prides itself on delivering top-notch television productions in unique locations. With our expert scouts who know Sergiev Posad, Russia extensively and have completed several complex projects in the area, we are confident in our ability to produce outstanding results. We understand that proper organization is key to a successful production and we take care of all the details, from location scouting and securing permits to hiring local crews and talent. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes and ensuring our clients are completely satisfied with the final product. At FilmspbTV, we’re committed to delivering excellence in every project we undertake.
You can find the information about visas and customs procedures required for filming in Russia here.