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Story of Artem Justin Hansen (Part II)

Story of Artem Justin Hansen (Part II)

Details of arrival Artem Saveliev to Moscow on April 8, 2010. It was sunny and pleasant morning. I got up early, saw my wife, and checked the mail just in case, but there were no more letters from Nancy...

Posted on April 10, 2010
Story of Artem Justin Hansen (Part I)

Story of Artem Justin Hansen (Part I)

I would like to set the record straight about how I became involved in this horrible story of an 8 year-old boy whose American parents abandoned him. I am working with overseas clients as a private English speaking tour guide and professional driver for many years. I am regularly contacted by Americans asking that I meet them at an airport...

Posted on April 09, 2010

Bombing in Moscow Metro

On March 29, 2010, another tragic event happened in Moscow that shocked not only the citizens of the Russian Federation, but also many people from countries that oppose the threat of terrorism. In the early morning rush hour, two women bearing suicide weapons blasted themselves in the subway trains of the Moscow Metro...

Posted on March 31, 2010

Season's Greetings 2010

Over the last couple of weeks before the upcoming winter holidays the traffic in Moscow became worse and worse. This was especially true after several heavy snowfalls and sudden changes in temperature: from +5 to -25 and then back to 0 today...

Posted on December 24, 2009

Moscow is ready to meet Obama

Obama will visit Moscow on July 6-8 to meet with President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin. So now if you walk through the Red Square and Kremlin areas or any tourist attractions or crafts markets Vernisazh in Izmailovo you can see the ubiquitous nesting doll with Obama on them and also the American flag!...

Posted on July 04, 2009

Fairy-tale Town Suzdal

Today I was in Vladimir and Suzdal with my repeat client and great friend from NY, USA, who came to Russia again to see more sights in Moscow and to discover St. Petersburg. I work with my current client from June 25-29 and again from July 3-7, after her return from the “Venice of the North”...

Posted on June 26, 2009

Day of Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity is one of the major religious and popular festivals in Russia. On this festive and holy occasion, I provided a tour to Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra for my British clients, Christine and Hugh. It is difficult to explain our emotions and sense of excitement during this tour because we just happened to be located exactly at the hub of the festivities during the celebration of this great holiday and religious event...

Posted on June 07, 2009

64th Anniversary from Great Victory

Today on May 9th, 2009, the weather in the capital of Russia was a real treat for both citizens and visitors of Moscow during the celebration of one of the main holidays in our country, Victory Day. This is the date of the final surrender of Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in 1945, marking the end of World War II...

Posted on May 09, 2009

Museum of Bells Changed Location

The Moscow Museum of Bells, headed by Konstantin Mishurovsky and under the supervision of one of the most famous bell ringers in Russia, Igor Konovalov (Patriarchal bell ringer of the Moscow Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior), moved from the Izmailovo Kremlin into the ancient Petrovsky Monastery in the city center on Petrovka street...

Posted on February 27, 2009

Exchange rate of the US dollar

The devaluation of the Russian ruble during the last several months of the global economic crisis was expected. Today the rate of the US dollar surpassed the record level for the last several years and the current exchange rate is 32 rubles to the US dollar...

Posted on January 15, 2009

About Me in Short

Arthur Lookyanov

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 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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