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Museum of Bells Changed Location

The Moscow Museum of Bells, headed by Konstantin Mishurovsky and under the supervision of one of the most famous bell ringers in Russia, Igor Konovalov (Patriarchal bell ringer of the Moscow Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior), moved from the Izmailovo Kremlin into the ancient Petrovsky Monastery in the city center on Petrovka street...

Posted on February 27, 2009

Exchange rate of the US dollar

The devaluation of the Russian ruble during the last several months of the global economic crisis was expected. Today the rate of the US dollar surpassed the record level for the last several years and the current exchange rate is 32 rubles to the US dollar...

Posted on January 15, 2009

Season's Greetings with upcoming winter holidays

Winter holidays are very close and the tradition that I have followed for the past few years is to send my seasons greetings to all my former, current and future clients and friends. With the current global economic crisis, the second half of the year was quite intense and stressful for many people across the world...

Posted on December 22, 2008

Russian Patriarch Alexy II dies

Today, on December 5th 2008, His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II who led greatly the Russian Orthodox church from Soviet times died at age 79... Today I worked with my repeat clients from Germany and England and  listened to today's news on the car radio.  I had tears in my eyes when I  heard the respectful words about our patriarch from the various  government and church authorities, professors, actors and ordinary  people...

Posted on December 05, 2008

Russia recognized Independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

In the present days many authorities and news agencies on West rose up against Russia to protect the guilty president of Georgia, Mr. Saakashivilly, who recently, on the night of August 7-8, following inhuman ideology "Georgia for Georgians", tried to make another attempt to eliminate Ossetian and Abkhazian people using forbidden weaponry and really fascist's methods to take these republics by force...

Posted on August 26, 2008

Murderers Became Friends of Much-Praised Democracy on West due Their Guilty Leaders

Leaders of US and Britain with great support of repute news agencies on West are still continuing anti-Russian propaganda and giving upside down information of real events that happened in Georgia. Nowadays, from the side of all western countries they are backing their "friend" in Georgia, Mr. Saakashivilly, whose hands are in blood...

Posted on August 15, 2008

Georgia's Aggression Against South Ossetia is Provocation of the West Against Russia

Couple of days ago, when Georgian Army, recently very well trained by American instructors, invaded into South Ossetia and started to bomb Tszhenvalli, the capital of this small republic, was the worst event that could be happened on the magic day of August 08, 2008 and made upset everybody in World who was looking for opening of Olympic in Beijing...

Posted on August 10, 2008

Magic of 8, Brides, Bombs and Beijing

This week I have been working with my repeat client, Guy Norton from London, who makes frequent business trips to Moscow, and works with banks to collect information for Euroweek, the newspaper of the global capital markets.  Today, on this magical date with the combination of the '8' digit (which is especially magic and lucky for the Chinese :-)) my client had only a couple of meetings...

Posted on August 8, 2008

Service Availability Announcement on July 21-23, 2008

Dear guests, future clients and, of course, friends. I will be out of Moscow city with my clients until Wednesday 23rd, 2008, and will have not opportunity to check my e-mails during the current countryside trip...

Posted on July 21, 2008

Great Celebrations in Russia - National team beats Netherlands in Euro-2008

On the evening of the quarterfinals of the European Championship, I was providing a "Moscow By Night" tour for my current clients, four ladies from Seattle in the USA. We started our tour right before the game at 10:30 p.m. local time. Of course, I wanted to hear this game and asked my clients if they wouldn't mind if I turned the radio to a very low volume to be able to hear if the Russian team would win the match in Basel...

Posted on June 22, 2008

About Me in Short

Guide, Driver and Photographer Arthur Lookyanov

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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