A group of Spanish citizens, including Director Fernando Gonzalez Molina, known for the film “Three meters above heaven”, in Nizhny Novgorod fined for violation of immigration laws. As reported on Thursday, June 22, “Interfax”, the amount of penalty for each amounted to two thousand rubles.
Lawyer Alexey Vetoshkin told the news Agency that the police went up to the Director and his companions on the evening of 21 June, when they were near Chkalov stairs (architectural structure connecting the upper Volga and the lower Volga embankments). “Law enforcement officers explained that these persons entered the territory of the Russian Federation on a business visa and not engaged in the activities that were specified”, — he said.
In Russia, the Spaniards were gathering material for a film about a pair of gay men from Sarov (Nizhny Novgorod region), reports Вести.Ru. Claims of police related to the fact that they were filming sensitive sites without accreditation.
In June last year in Sochi detained a film crew of American TV channel HBO, who worked on the film about Olympic real estate. Foreigners were brought to administrative responsibility for violation of the border regime. Accompanying the Russian blogger Alexander Valova was arrested for five days.