Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in Russia and the central city of the Russian ‘Golden Ring’. It is located on the banks of the Volga river, 260 km northeast of Moscow, and 770 km southeast of Saint Petersburg.
Yaroslavl is famous mostly for its historical center and its numerous churches and monasteries. The Old town combines buildings from different epochs. The oldest one is the Yaroslavl Kremlin at the bourse of the Volga and Kotorosl’ rivers. Later buildings of the 13th, 15th and also 17th centuries and some from Catherine the Great’s epoche. That’s why Yaroslavl is part of the UNESCO world heritage list. In Yaroslavl, you literally travel in time: ancient Russian architecture is adjacent to more modern buildings, and it looks completely natural.
Numerous temples are located on the sides of Volga. They were built mainly by merchants as the Volga is a navigable river, and so Yaroslavl always was a major trading city.
The famous Yaroslavl Ferris wheel, called not other than ‘The Golden Ring’, also belongs to the Park.
Russia’s first public theatre was founded in 1750 in Yaroslavl by Fyodor Volkov, a well-known theatrical actor. Since ‘Volkov theatre’ is located in its historical building it provides wide facilities for filming on historical subjects. Till now it is still considered the most important provincial theatre in Russia.
The oldest company in the city is the ‘Krasny Perekop’ linen and textile mill. It works up to the present and attracts attention with its impressive appearance. Green foliage covers the building in the summer-time and the pipes rise high above the bank of the Kotorosl’ river. A very cinematic railway bridge constructed in the late 19th c. leads from the city to the factory building.
Yaroslavl has a lot of well-restored historical buildings that used to belong to merchants, Sorokin’s homestead (‘The House with Lions’) and the Doncov-Lopatin homestead among them. They look authentically, are available for visiting and filming, and reveal the everyday life of a pre-revolutionary Russian provincial city.
FilmspbTV is excited to be organizing a TV production in Yaroslavl, Russia. Our scouts are familiar with the city and have executed several successful projects there in the past. We’re looking forward to showcasing the city’s rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene on film.
To make this production a success, we’ll need to bring all the filming equipment and crew from Moscow, which requires careful coordination and planning. Our team is experienced in organizing productions in remote locations, and we’re confident that we can handle the logistics smoothly.
Yaroslavl is a city with a wealth of filming locations, from its historic city center and churches to its picturesque riverbank and gardens. We’re happy to bring our production values and creativity to this fascinating location and create a high-quality production that captures the essence of Yaroslavl.