General information about TV production in Vladimir and Suzdal

Filming in Vladimir and Suzdal is totally great! The two cities located very close to each other, both are part of the Golden Ring of Russian cities, at some 180km east from Moscow and 800 km southeast from Saint-Petersburg.

Vladimir Province is known mainly for its ancient Russian religious architecture. Both Vladimir and Suzdal look at times like an illustration to a fairy tale: you can find for filming here narrow paved streets with two- or three-storied buildings and white-stoned churches, bathing in greenery during spring and summer. And more than that, Suzdal is one of the few Russian towns untouched by the industrial revolution. Thus it’s the perfect for filming on historical subjects.

The Suzdal Kremlin is also a fascinating site to film as it is the oldest part of Suzdal. The Cathedral of the Nativity, a majestic five-domed temple decorated with frescoes from the inside, is part of the architectural ensemble of the Suzdal Kremlin.

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Our fixers can help you in getting filming permits for the so-called White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal, a complex of white-stone churches and monasteries situated in the Vladimir region. One of these monuments is the Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir. A five-domed temple with frescoes made by the greatest Russian iconographers, Andrei Rublev and Daniil Cherny.
Another monument worth filming is the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, a small temple standing picturesquely in the middle of a field. It is one of the main symbols of medieval Russia.
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The Golden Gate of Vladimir: a big city gate hosting a history museum.

Cathedral of Saint Demetrius in Vladimir: a white-stone one-dome cathedral decorated with carved in stone images.

The Monastery of Saint Euthymius in Suzdal: it has had a peculiar history, as it served as an NKVD (KGB) filtration camp during the II World War; nowadays open for visitors in the form of a museum.

The Church of Boris and Gleb in Kideksha: a white-stone one-domed little temple.

The Castle of Andrew the Pious in Bogolyubovo is an example of medieval Russian secular architecture, an actual castle where Prince Andrey lived; today the only remaining parts from the ancient ensemble are the stair tower and arched passage.

A panoramic view of the city opens from the red-brick water tower built in the early XX c. The three-storied neo-Russian style building has rich decorations and is definitely a monument of engineering art. Unfortunately, the tower fell into disuse quickly since a more convenient method of water supply was found.

Another key location in the Vladimir region is the Central Prison of Vladimir, the biggest prison in Russia. It was established in the late XVIII c. and still is functioning. Throughout its existence, the prison held ‘particularly dangerous’ political criminals. Today a part of prison premises is open for tourists. FilmSPbTV can provide you permits for filming in this gloomy yet intriguing place.
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Building up a TV project in Vladimir and Suzdal

At FilmspbTV, we are excited to be organizing a TV production in the stunning cities of Vladimir and Suzdal in Russia. Our experienced scouts know the area intimately, having executed several complex projects in the region with great success. We’re thrilled to bring our expertise to Vladimir and Suzdal, where we plan to capture the unique charm and beauty of these historic cities on film.

As a production company, we understand the challenges of organizing a production in a remote location. We’ll need to bring all the filming equipment and crew from Moscow to Vladimir and Suzdal, which requires careful coordination and planning. Our team is well-equipped to handle the logistics of this operation, and we’ll work closely with local suppliers to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

We’re particularly excited about the opportunity to showcase the architectural marvels and cultural heritage of Vladimir and Suzdal on film. With their stunning churches, monasteries, and museums, we’re confident that our production will capture the essence of these cities and leave a lasting impression on viewers. We can’t wait to begin filming and share the beauty of Vladimir and Suzdal with the world.

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