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«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.

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

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