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.
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...
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...
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.
Let’s me introduce my new car, new Honda CR-V (2012), that I got yesterday on August 17 2012. It is the save and comfortable compact crossover that perfectly fits for family and business use taking into account specific of road condition and traffic in Russia.
Today, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, the President’s Regiment opens a new (8th) season of exciting guard mounting parades that you can see on Saturdays in Moscow Kremlin at noon or in Red Square at 2 pm (last Saturday of a month only) from April till October. It can be also like a point of starting and finishing tourist season in Moscow, Russia.
1st International Festival in Moscow, Russia goes on October 21-23, 2011 from 20:00 to 23:00 every evening on the Red Square, Manezhnaya Square and near entrance of Gorky Park. To attract more tourists to capital of Russia Moscow government spends about 6 million USD to provide this grandiose light show first time here, in Russia...
Today I met and provided a city tour for two nice Jewish couples from New York, US. We spent this nice sunny hot day very enjoyably and I was able to show and introduce my clients to Red Square, cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow Kremlin, Sparrow Hills and Moscow State University, Victory Park and Arch of Triumph, Moscow Metro and some other sites on our route. We also wanted to see the Beit Menachem Synagogue and Jewish Community Center led by the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
Today, on June 27, 2011 I am going to visit St. Petersburg by car. I have not been in our “culture” capital for many years, probably from mid of 90s and very excited right now that very soon I will visit our Northern Venice again.
Every year when we all feel the breath of the coming winter holidays, like all people in the world, I want to thank all of my friends throughout the world for our friendship, for all the minutes they’ve spent in Moscow with me this year, and for all the things we have explored together.
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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