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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.

The Best Redesign of Moscow Metropolitan Map 2013

The Best Redesign of Moscow Metropolitan Map 2013

Russia's leading internet and graphic design agency has won an online vote for the best redesign of the Moscow Metro map. Art. Lebedev Studio is a design company in Russia, founded in 1995 by Artemy Lebedev. They redrew the Moscow Metro map for a second time in three years, with even cleaner graphics and a raft of new details and won more than 50% of the online vote. The firm's newest design of Moscow Metro Map 2013 includes landmarks, parks, rivers and alternative transit options.

15 years Guarding the Eternal Glory

15 years Guarding the Eternal Glory

Fifteen years ago, on December 12, 1997, President of Russian Federation signed a decree to postpone the post number one honor guard from Lenin's Tomb to the Unknown Soldier's Tomb that started maintained by newly founded The Presidential Regiment. No matter of a season, weekend or state holiday, the very well trained kremlin soldiers provide impressive ceremonial of guard mounting hourly from 8am to 8pm every day.

Posted on December 12, 2012
Moscow Handle with Snow and rain Again

Moscow Handle with Snow and rain Again

Started yesterday heavy snowfall brought for many people look of Winter Fairy tale on Moscow streets, but at the same time it caused almost collapse on the roads with many miles of traffic jams on main highways and small streets as well due huge amount of snow that fell during the past 24 hours.

Posted on November 29, 2012
Energy, Speed, and Life blend together in the Circle of Light 2012

Energy, Speed, and Life blend together in the Circle of Light 2012

An outstanding, bright and colorful event, the second International «Circle of Light» festival took place in Moscow from the 28th of September to the 2nd of October. It’s and remarkable and extraordinary event that shows the habitual face of Moscow in a different light. Circle of Light is a real transformation of space and buildings in the city with the help of lighting technologies and artists’ talent. The main idea of this year’s festival is «The Energy of life». The first «Circle of Light» festival was held in 2011 and was given a huge media scope...

Posted on October 05, 2012
Renewed Triumphal Arch - The Symbol of the Victory over Napoleon (1812 -2012)

Renewed Triumphal Arch - The Symbol of the Victory over Napoleon (1812 -2012)

On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, after several months of intensive renovation, it was provided official ceremony with a speech of Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev devoted to re-opening of Triumphal Arch in honor of the great celebrations of 200th anniversary of Borodino Battle that happened on September 7th, 1812. The Arch of Triumph is the symbol of the Glory of Russian Army and People defended Motherland in Patriotic war 1812 from French invasion and who beat Napoleon in Paris in 1814...

Posted on September 07, 2012
Getting Church Supplies in Sofrino

Getting Church Supplies in Sofrino

After tour of Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad (Russian Jerusalem), on the way back to Moscow city, Allen and Leann, my American Orthodox clients decided to buy gifts from the famous church factory Sofrino to their priest and Orthodox church of St. Innocent in Georgia, USA. This tour was planned and happened right on the day of 23rd anniversary from their wedding.

Posted on August 28, 2012

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