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Moscow is ready to meet Obama

Obama will visit Moscow on July 6-8 to meet with President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin. So now if you walk through the Red Square and Kremlin areas or any tourist attractions or crafts markets Vernisazh in Izmailovo you can see the ubiquitous nesting doll with Obama on them and also the American flag!...

Posted on July 04, 2009

Fairy-tale Town Suzdal

Today I was in Vladimir and Suzdal with my repeat client and great friend from NY, USA, who came to Russia again to see more sights in Moscow and to discover St. Petersburg. I work with my current client from June 25-29 and again from July 3-7, after her return from the “Venice of the North”...

Posted on June 26, 2009

Day of Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity is one of the major religious and popular festivals in Russia. On this festive and holy occasion, I provided a tour to Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra for my British clients, Christine and Hugh. It is difficult to explain our emotions and sense of excitement during this tour because we just happened to be located exactly at the hub of the festivities during the celebration of this great holiday and religious event...

Posted on June 07, 2009

64th Anniversary from Great Victory

Today on May 9th, 2009, the weather in the capital of Russia was a real treat for both citizens and visitors of Moscow during the celebration of one of the main holidays in our country, Victory Day. This is the date of the final surrender of Nazi Germany to the U.S.S.R. in 1945, marking the end of World War II...

Posted on May 09, 2009

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

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 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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