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Circle of Light Festival Backing to Ostankino

Circle of Light Festival Backing to Ostankino

Today, on evening September 23, 0217, the opening ceremony of the VII Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" will be held again in Ostankino (last time it was there in October 2014). Ostankino tower and the surface of the Ostankino Pond will be again part of amazing multimedia light show with fireworks. 

Launching aerostat in the shape of an astronaut on April 12, Cosmonautics Day

Launching aerostat in the shape of an astronaut on April 12, Cosmonautics Day

The big-budget space exploration movie Vremya Pervykh (Time of the First) by Timur Bekmambetov’s company Bazelevs was released in Russia in 2017 to the current 56th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space.

Fifteen Magnificent Fabergé Eggs on the Exhibition "Lost & Found"

Fifteen Magnificent Fabergé Eggs on the Exhibition "Lost & Found"

In February 2004, Russian entrepreneur Victor Vekselberg purchased nine Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs from the Malcolm Forbes’ heirs in New York City. The collection was transported to Russia and the new owner decided to make it available for viewing by Russians immediately. News article the first exhibition of the unique collection of the great Faberge Easter Eggs in Moscow, Russia called "Faberge. Lost and Found".

January 19 – The Great Feast of Epiphany in Russia

January 19 – The Great Feast of Epiphany in Russia

On the day of Epiphany, thousands of Russians bath in the frozen rivers, lakes or ponds to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan river, which occurred on 19 January according to Julian calendar. Orthodox Christians believe that icy-cold water is holy for the day. This holiday is traditionally linked to the time of the strongest winter frosts, called "Epiphany frosts".

GUM Christmas Tree and New Year Decorations in Memory of1960s

GUM Christmas Tree and New Year Decorations in Memory of1960s

During winter holidays 2015-2016, GUM building, the central mall of the country located on the Red Square, was decorated in best traditions of USSR. In the area of its central fountain it was installed a huge New Year tree decorated with garlands of huge snowflakes, fake candies, vintage Christmas greeting cards and parcels...

Gigantic New Year’s Ball on Manezhnaya Square

Gigantic New Year’s Ball on Manezhnaya Square

The New Year’s Light Ball on Manezhnaya Square (historical center of Moscow Kremlin) first appeared during last year’s winter holidays. This season, the ball has been made considerably larger and claims a record in the Guinness Book of Records at 17 meters high.

Ice Replica of Moscow City in Miniature on Poklonnaya Hill

Ice Replica of Moscow City in Miniature on Poklonnaya Hill

During the winter holidays from December 30, 2015, through January 13, 2016, the exciting exhibition project “Icy Moscow: In the Family Circle” attracted thousands and thousands of citizens and visitors of all ages, from the very young to the very old, to Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill in the capital of Russia to watch artists carve miniature copies of Moscow’s major attractions out of ice.

On vacation from Aug 22 till Sept 3, 2015 - Travel to Crimea by Car

On vacation from Aug 22 till Sept 3, 2015 - Travel to Crimea by Car

I am travelling right now to Crimea, South of Russia, the Black Sea. I will be on vacation from August 22 untill September 3, 2015. For urgent matters you can contact me by phone or send an email to me. I will respond as soon as possible. Hope to take a lot of interesting photos during this trip!

Annual Parade of Retro Trolleybuses held in Moscow on Nov 15, 2014

Annual Parade of Retro Trolleybuses held in Moscow on Nov 15, 2014

On November 15, 2014, the Russian trolley bus service has held an annual parade of vintage trolleys, where the old fashioned vehicles could be seen on the rout along the main streets of the Russian capital, including Tverskaya Street, Kremlevskaya Embankment, Novy Arbat Street and Kutuzovsky Avenue.

Moscow Celebrates its 867th Anniversary – Happy Birthday!

Moscow Celebrates its 867th Anniversary – Happy Birthday!

This year, on September 6-7th, 2014 Moscow celebrated its 867th anniversary, and, as usual, the city was brimming to the top with concerts, joyous people walking around and dancing on the streets and in parks, wonderous firework displays, and parade of participants of International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” on Tverskaya (I was there at the time and took lots of pictures).

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