Experts and spectators praise camera work at Putin's inauguration

Russian film director Andrei Zvyagintsev, a winner of the Venetian festival, has praised the skills of cameramen, who worked at Putin's inauguration.

"Everything was fine. It was impossible to make it better in this case. It was a proper beautiful picture," Mr. Zvyagintsev said to a RIA Novosti correspondent in the Grand Kremlin Palace, where the ceremony took place.

It was no easy work for the cameramen and they impressed not only experts but common viewers as well.

A crane with a 50-metre arm was set up on the Kremlin embankment and linked to the cranes near the St. Basil's Cathedral by steel cables.

A special basket with TV cameras moved along these cables to broadcast the arrival of the presidential cortege in the Kremlin through the Spassky Gate. This gate is normally shut and never used for cars, however it was opened, for a second time, for the inauguration ceremony.

A helicopter was used to show the president's cortege driving along the Kremlin embankment.

Numerous cameras were placed inside the Grand Kremlin Palace. Their work entertained the guests waiting for Putin's arrival. The guests watched the camera cars, and some even joked about whether they would hit the gorgeous lamps of the Palace.

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