Russia Vetoes "House of Cards" Request to Film at U.N.

Russian diplomats nix "House of Cards" request to film at the U.N. building.

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Apparently, there is one obstacle that Frank Underwood can't wiggle his way around: Russian diplomats at the United Nations. The popular Netflix original show House of Cards was blocked by the Russians from filming parts of its third season at the U.N. building. 

The Wrap reported that Russian diplomat Mikael Agasandyan acted on behalf of Putin's government:

“Upon thorough reflection, we are objecting to the proposed filming in the Security Council,” Agasandyan wrote to council members on Tuesday, shortly before the evening deadline to object. “We are of [the] opinion that the Security Council premises should be available at any time and on short notice. Besides that, we consistently insist that the Security Council premises are not an appropriate place for filming, staging, etc.”

China is also indecisive as to whether or not the show should be allowed to film at the U.N. Seeing that House of Cards doesn't always portray foreign governments in the friendliest light, their stance is unsurprising. 

[via The Cable]

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