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871st Birthday of Moscow Celebrated with Spectacular Fireworks

871st Birthday of Moscow Celebrated with Spectacular Fireworks

Moscow Day was celebrated with a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, September 08, 2018, as part of the Russian Capital’s City Day. Festive fireworks were launched from numerous sites and were visible right across the capital.

The Third Winter Bicycle Parade in Moscow 2018

The Third Winter Bicycle Parade in Moscow 2018

More than 2,000 people who were not afraid of snowfall took part in the 3rd Winter Bicycle Parade in Moscow that was held at noon on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, during the 6th Winter Cycling Congress at the temperature about -4°C (25°F).

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!

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