Filming in Russia: Vladimir Region

Vladimir Region is the true heart of old Russia, full of ancient architectural masterpieces and beautiful nature. 

Filming in Vladimir Region: Geography and Climate

The total area of Vladimir Oblast is 29,000 km2 (18,000 mi2), which makes it slightly smaller than Belgium.

The average winter temperature is -12˚C (10.4˚F) and average summer temperature is 18˚C (64˚F).

Seasons of the year are very well pronounced. Autumns have bright yellow and red colors, in the winter everything is covered with pristine snow  autumns, glaring winters and painterly summers.

Filming in Vladimir Region: Nature

Vladimir Region is full of postcard Russian nature views. There are three big national parks with deer and beavers.

Filming in Vladimir Region: History and Culture

Vladimir Region played one of the most important parts in Russian history.  

By the 13th century, it was the largest economic, political and cultural center of ancient Russia. It was then when two well-known masterpieces of ancient Russian architecture were built: the Assumption Cathedral and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerli.

Vladimir’s glory ended in 1238, when it was captured and burned to the ground by the Mongols. 

During WWII, Vladimir Region was one of the main arms manufacturer that sent over 1,200,000 various weapons to the front.

Nowadays, Vladimir region is one of the most urbanised and infrastructurally developed regions in Russia

In total, there are more than 3,000 objects of cultural heritage.

Filming in Vladimir Region: Population

The total population of Vladimir region is over 1,400,000 people, a million of which live in towns. Russians are the majority with 95% of the population.

Filming in Vladimir Region: Cities

The biggest city and the capital is Vladimir with 350,000 people in it. Vladimir is a part of the Russian Golden Ring and is famous for its traditional white stone architecture and monumental Orthodox cathedrals. Other notable old Russian cities are Suzdal and Murom.

Filming in Vladimir Region: How to get

Vladimir is located just 194 km (120 mi) from Moscow. It takes about three and a half hours on a vehicle to get there. There is an airport in Vladimir region, but it operates flights only to St. Petersburg.

Filming in Vladimir Region: Interesting facts

  • During the times of Russian Empire, Vladimir was one of the most developed regions. The first telegraph was opened there in 1858, the first railroad in 1861 and the first power plant in 1896;
  • Following the footsteps of the legendary Icarus, a peasant made wings in 1565 and flew from the Tsar's palace in Vladimir region. The result is not known;
  • Isaac Levitan, a classical Russian landscape painter lived in Vladimir in 1892. Some of his most famous paintings were made there;
  • Dormition Cathedral is on the few churches in Russia with authentic wall paintings by the legendary master Andrei Rublev;
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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Vladimir: Assumption Cathedral

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Vladimir

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Historic center of Vladimir

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Convent on Vvedenskoye lake

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Church in Murom

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Old walls in Suzdal

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Suzdal: Museum of Wooden Architecture

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Museum of Wooden Architecture

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Golden Gate temple
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Znamensky nunnery

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Pokrovsky cathedral in female monastery, Suzdal

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Svyato-Bogolyubovskiy nunnery

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Cathedral of St. George in Yuriyev-Polsky

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House of Merchant Oparin on the bank of Klyazma river

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Village house

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Village landscape

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White stone church in Palekh

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Eli's church in Suzdal

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Baroque church in ruins

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Log-Jerusalem church

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Stone Tower of Vladimir

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Suzdal

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Suzdal view

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Peasant courtyard in Suzdal

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Vladimir Drama Theater

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Golden Gates Temple in Vladimir

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Monument to Prince Vladimir I

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Church of Intercession on the Nerl

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Vladimir: Assumption Cathedral

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Vladimir

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Historic center of Vladimir

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Convent on Vvedenskoye lake

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Church in Murom

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Old walls in Suzdal

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Suzdal: Museum of Wooden Architecture

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Museum of Wooden Architecture

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Golden Gate temple
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Znamensky nunnery

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Pokrovsky cathedral in female monastery, Suzdal

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Svyato-Bogolyubovskiy nunnery

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Cathedral of St. George in Yuriyev-Polsky

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House of Merchant Oparin on the bank of Klyazma river

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Village house

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Village

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Village landscape

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White stone church in Palekh

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Eli's church in Suzdal

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Baroque church in ruins

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Log-Jerusalem church

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Stone Tower of Vladimir

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Suzdal

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Suzdal view

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Peasant courtyard in Suzdal

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Vladimir Drama Theater

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Golden Gates Temple in Vladimir

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Monument to Prince Vladimir I