Filming in Russia, fixer in Russia
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Filming in Russia can be an adventure or a total mess, depending on your local fixer. A great illustration of the latter option is the story of famous British filmmaker and artist Hannah Collins, whose experience of filming in Nizhny Novgorod was pretty horrible.
Read about a more recent example of filming in Russia going ugly for a famous Spanish director here: http://soartv.tv/blog/russian-police-detain-and-fine-spanish-director-for-breaching-immigration-rules.html