With a land area that spans ten time zones, Russia is the largest country in the world. As expected, the country is rich in history and thus there is a long list of Russia filming locations with natural and impressive man-made structures. Given its climate, Russia offers an expanse of frozen wilderness in all of its imperial splendor. There is also a lot in the way of architecture both from the Soviet Era as well as modern structures.
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Moscow and Surroundings
Moscow and surroundings: the region referred to as Central Russia includes Moscow as the major city. This is the capital city and is also the main production center for filming in Russia. Places of interest in the region include the Red Square where you can catch sights of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum. Other Russia filming locations worth mentioning are the Kremlin, the GUM, and the Historical Museum among other places of interest.
Locations outside the city of Moscow include: Star City Cosmonaut Training Center, the futuristic Tesla lightning factory, Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Muromtzevo Castle, Izmailovo Kremlin, Kalyazin Bell Tower and so on.
Southern Russia includes some regions such as Dagestan, Chechnya, and Tatarstan which are semi-autonomous. Notable Russia filming locations in this area include the North Ossetian city of the dead and the Caspian Sea. Other locations include the Sochi National Park which hosts the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world. The Crimean Penisula is also home to one of the longest stretch of beaches in the world. The beach here is double the size of that of Southern France.
St. Petersburg & North-West Russia
St Petersburg is the capital of the old imperial Russia. It is home to several places of interest such as the Winter Palace and State Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and Amber Room, Peterhof Palace, Church of the Savior on Blood, Fort Alexander, a number of canals and impressive waterways and a long list of other top locations.
Russian Far East
This it the largest region in the country with Khabarovsk and Vladivostok as the two major cities. Yatusk which is the World’s coldest city is also in this region. Other notable locations include Kamchatka Peninsula, Aniva Rock Lighthouse in Sakhalin Island, KutkhinyBaty, Diomede Islands, and so on.
Notable for its icy winters, Siberia and its surrounding areas also offer some interesting Russia filming locations. This includes the ghost town of Kadychan, epicenter of the Tunguska event, Chara sand, and Mushroom stones of Altai. Oymyakon, which is the coldest inhabited town on the planet, is also found here. If you are looking for bleak industrial filming locations, the city of Norilsk offers an excellent choice.
Russia has successfully hosted films such as Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Supremacy, The Dark Rite, Queen of Spades, and The Mermaid. A good number of scenes were filmed in some of these locations.