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'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia
'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia

On screen, Frank Underwood's ambitions can't be stopped. But he's just a character in the Netflix series "House of Cards" and in real life, there is a limit to his power, as producers discovered this week when they were denied access to film in the United Nations Security Council chamber. According to Foreign Policy magazine, producers of the series approached the 15 diplomats to film scenes for the show's third season in the chamber when the council was not in session. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged the diplomats to approve the filming, but Russia's Mikael Agasandyan responded via email just a half-hour before the deadline and denied the filmmakers' request, saying that the room...

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