Authorities in Russia are more or less open to foreign journalists. There are up to 83 thousand registered media outlets in the country broadcasting information in about 102 languages.
To film in Russia, the most common forms of visa entry options are Cultural Visa, Business Visa, and Media Visa.
Journalists looking to cover or film in Russia with or without their crew will have to apply for Media Visas. An application has to be submitted along with passport scans to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia.
Our Fixer Russia team can help you deal with obtaining visas from the Ministry. The process is usually completed in about 2-4 weeks and the visas obtained are valid for a month. We can also assist you with getting the filming rights for your TV crews in places that they are required.