Personalized long distance countryside tour to the cities of Golden Ring of Russia, Suzdal and Vladimir with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky, at the end of December 2018 within two days with one night stop in a guest house in Suzdal. Personal guide, driver and photographer services during a day and evening tours, using extra services of museum guides in local museums.
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.
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).
Personalized guided Moscow city tour in winter season with my dear client and professional photographer from Japan, Soichi Hayashi, that was held on January 25, 2018. Introduction slideshow and photographs with descriptions.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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...
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.
About Me in Short
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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