Restrictions on professional video and photo shoots in Red Square and the Kremlin will be lifted soon, the government agency in charge of presidential security said on Thursday.
Sergei Devyatov, a spokesman for the Federal Protection Service, or FSO, said professional video and camera shoots would be permitted in Red Square and in the Kremlin compound.
Amateur photography and video are currently allowed in the Kremlin, the president's official residence, while permission is required for professional work.
Presidential press secretary Natalia Timakova said on Tuesday that Dmitry Medvedev had ordered the FSO chief to consider lifting the restrictions.
The order came after photographer Dmitry Ternovsky wrote in his Internet blog on Tuesday that he had managed to complain about the strict rules in the Kremlin to the president, who he met in the Krasnaya Polyana mountain ski resort in Russia's Caucasus.
The resort, which will host skiing events at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, is frequented by Medvedev and his powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Both are sport enthusiasts and often invite the press to watch them in action during their holidays or tours of the country.
MOSCOW, January 28 (RIA Novosti)