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).
Victory Parade in Russia - traditionally held on the Red Square in Moscow on May 9, the Day of the Great Victory and the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union. Besides Moscow, parades traditionally are held in other cities - the heroes of the former Soviet Union. However, 69 years ago, the first the first Victory Parade was held on June 24, 1945, over a month after the Germany surrendered to Soviet commanders, when most of divisions, soldiers and officers of Red Army were able to return back from Europe.
June 22 is the day of Memory and Sorrow in Russia, marking the day when the Great Patriotic War. New picture «Lights over Sculptural Group Sorrow», in the new album The Central museum of the Great Patriotic War to join all the people who shed their tears for all those who gave their lives to fulfill the duty of defending the Motherland.
Once a year, all around the world, you can notice the lights dimming in many city areas and landmarks, people gathering with candles and chanting slogans. You might think what is being described is a blackout or global electronic disruption of some sort, but this is not the case.
January 30th was the opening night of the “The Beauty of Success. Soviet Sport” exhibition. It was hosted by GUM and held by the Chereshnevy Les Open Arts Festival and Institute of Russian Realistic Art.
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.
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.
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My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website Moscow-Driver.com from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.
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