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June 22 - the Day of Memory and Sorrow in Russia

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.

Earth Hour – Saving our planet one hour at a time

Earth Hour – Saving our planet one hour at a time

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.

«Beauty of success» — Soviet sport glorified by art

«Beauty of success» — Soviet sport glorified by art

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.

Helping Moscow Traffic Jam: Putin’s Personal Helipad for $6.4M

Helping Moscow Traffic Jam: Putin’s Personal Helipad for $6.4M

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 Traffic Jams: An Average-Sized Overview of a Big Issue

Moscow Traffic Jams: An Average-Sized Overview of a Big Issue

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 on Sparrow Hills - Part of Circle of Light Festival in Moscow

Spectacular Firework Show on Sparrow Hills - Part of Circle of Light Festival in Moscow

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. 

All Aboard! - International Festival Circle of Light started in Moscow

All Aboard! - International Festival Circle of Light started 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. 

Go Shannon! - 14th IAAF World Championships 2013 in Moscow

Go Shannon! - 14th IAAF World Championships 2013 in Moscow

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.

Service Availability - Russia's Golden Ring tour on June 08-10, 2013

Service Availability - Russia's Golden Ring tour on June 08-10, 2013

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!

Military Parade in Moscow Kremlin on the Children’s Day

Military Parade in Moscow Kremlin on the Children’s Day

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.

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Arthur Lookyanov

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