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#1 Chip Monk

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 10:01 PM

Hello All,

Any advice on filming in Moscow? Anyone been? Where's the good beer?

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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:18 AM

How silly of you Chip.....the beer's at the bar of course. Moscow sounds cool. Have fun! Unfortunately, I haven't been there, so I'm pretty useless to you.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:11 AM

Your going to love moscow! love it!

Lots of good bars, lots of very very good bars. I don t remember a single name of one as it was all a haze. You won t have any problems finding them.

Carry around a few hundred dollars in cash in various pockets to pay bribes, so that it looks like that s all the money you ve got. Take time to pay, let them wait for it or it will just get more expensive.

Carry around a photocopy of your passport with a few phone numbers on the back of good russian speaking people to get you out of trouble, above the phone numbers right down the name of a prominent moscow legal firm in russian and in the same handwriting. This will do a lot to stop them hassling you when they are inspecting your documents. Avoid at all costs handing over your real passport. It s really difficult to tell who is who, army or police etc, when your being stopped, they ve all got guns and point them at you sometimes.

You can flag down any car when your waiting for a cab, just stand in the road and put your hand in the air. But keep all your destinations written down in russian as little cards as nobody speaks english, really cheap travelling around.

Best bars, beautiful girls, great people..... your going to have a lot of fun!
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#4 mattmarek


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:40 AM

i shot in moscow last year.

if you're on a film shoot, just double check all the power connections before you go. if hd, confirm they have the miranda or evertz. obvious gear things like that, which may change from country to country can screw you up.

the bars and clubs never shut. check out 'che' which is withing walking distance of red square and also check out the buddha bar...i think it's called 'karma'

efes is the common beer there, but you'll have no problem finding guinness :P

enjoy yourself. i love russia :D
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