President Putin has built a personal helipad in Kremin, construction cost 6.4 million dollars. However, Kremlin's architecture was left unharmed, so the new helipad will not spoil the view.
& driver in Moscow
Moscow has long been the center of the entire Soviet Union, and apparently that feeling grows on you when you’re a big metropolis. It is almost as if the processes in Moscow are being governed not by the Government, but merely by the laws of gravity: one could use a business map of Moscow to explain astrophysics, with Kremlin being the gravitational center with the highest density and rapid orbital movement of more and more attracted objects around it.
Spectacular firework show were organized on October 7 at Sparrow Hills by Art Vision company and Moscow Government for public display as a part of the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Light” and Olympic Torch Relay in Moscow.
Yesterday started Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light 2013". Thousands of people came to watch spectacular light show at one of famous buildings in Moscow, Bolshoi Theater.
From 10th until 18th of August 2013 Moscow’s Luzhniki Olympic Stadium hosts the 14th World Athletics Championships in Moscow. The city also hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Luzhniki stadium was built in 1955-1956 as the Lenin Central Stadium and was officially opened on 31 July 1956. It was the chief venue for the 1980 Summer Olympics with the spectator capacity being 103,000 at that time. Today, it is the biggest sports stadium in Russia with a total seating capacity is 78,360 seats, all covered and recently upgraded.
From June 8 till June 10, 2013, I will be out of Moscow in a long distance countryside tour of the Golden Ring of Russia with a visit to Vladimir, Bogolubovo, Rostov cities and going to spend two nights and one full day in Suzdal - the gem of the ring, Russian fairy-tale town. During this trip I may have limited access to my email and will respond as soon as possible. I hope that it will be good weather and I will take nice pictures during this short vacation. Enjoy summer time!
On June 1, the International Day for the Protection of Children, especially for pupils, the ceremonial changing of foot and cavalry guards with participation of servicemen of the President regiment, took place on Cathedral Square of the Kremlin in Moscow. Also participating were a team of young children, riders from the 'Kremlin Equestrian Riding School'. Children wearing the uniform of the Presidential Regiment's Cavalry Escort showed the art of horseback riding on an equal footing with experienced equestrians, as they performed a children's cotillion on Shetland and Welsh ponies. The riding program was specially worked out (developed) for the show on Cathedral Square of the Kremlin in Moscow.