A Tribute to Jeff Beck, London, 22-23 May 2023

Absolutely beautiful and magical concerts in the memory of one of the greatest guitarists Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall! I was literally laughing and crying during the show as it was very emotional, thanks to the amazing artists Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Gary Clark Jr, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Billy F Gibbons, Imelda May, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Joss Stone, Olivia Safe, Kirk Hammett, Johnny Depp, Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles and Robert Stevenson! Great lineup and setlist featuring different eras of Jeff Beck’s music. 

22 May 2023

At the beginning of the show two Yardbirds hits “Shapes of Things” and “Heart full of Sould” were played by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall and the band. Clapton then welcomed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedesxhi to the stage.

Joss Stone performing “I put a spell on you”.

During Rod Stewart’s set at the May 22 tribute concert, he said, “I never thought I’d be here playing a concert in tribute to my dear old pal, Jeff Beck.” He started his set with “Infatuation,” his 1984 hit that featured Beck on guitar. 

After introducing Gary Clark Jr., Rode joked “I’ve never seen so many guitars in my life”.

Eric Clapton then sang “Going Down”, recorded by the Jeff Back Group in 1972 as the evening’s finale.

23 May 2023

Wish Buddy Guy and his band could have been there in person but great video tribute from the Legends, so many great memories!

Imelda May joined the lineup, which also included Johnny Depp, to sing “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” which she and Jeff Beck performed many times.

Other career-spanning repertoire included “Freeway Jam”, so closely associated with Jeff Beck’s 1977 live album with the Jan Hammer Group. Beck was touring with ZZ Top quite frequently. On this night, the band’s Billy Gibbons performed “Rough Boy”, which they had played together many times.


Sunny and snowy Svetlogorsk, March 2023

Sunny and snowy streets of Svetlogorsk

Makarov Organ Hall

Tikhoe (Silent) lake

There is a monument of wildlife near the lake – a linden tree whose age is more than 450 years (the information about this long-lived tree is listed in the Guinness Book of Records).

Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov

The Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Svetlogorsk, in the time of East Prussia, was a Lutheran Church. The Church was built in 1903 in the Eastern part of Rauschen. It is located on a hill in a small pine park.

The House-museum of Herman Brachert

The House-museum of Herman Brachert was opened in 1993 in the country house of the Bracherts family in Svetlogorsk. This is the only museum dedicated to the life and work of the wonderful German sculptor. The museum has a total of 738 exhibits – documents, letters and photographs from the sculptor’s family archive. But the pearl of the collection are the original works of the master.

Snowy Baltic sea

Hartman Hotel

Snowy storm at the Baltic sea (weather was changing within minutes).

Spring is coming!

The Water tower was built in 1907-1908 in Rauschen. The 25-meter building was designed in the German national romanticism style. Now this is a symbol of Svetlogorsk.

Hoffmann House and monument to ancient Svetlogorsk

Amber found of Baltic shores after the storm

Cultural space Telegraph 

Cozy places of Svetlogorsk

Beautiful sunsets


Snowy winter 2023

New Year 2023 at Arkhangelskoe estate

Archangel Michael’s Church is the oldest surviving building on the Arkhangelskoe estate dating from the mid-17th century.

Christmas at VDNKH Exhibition Center

Events dedicated to culture of the indigenous peoples of the North at VDNH.

Moscow Botanical Garden

The Tsytsin Main Moscow Botanical Garden was founded in April 1945, and claims itself to be the largest botanical garden in Europe. It covers a territory of approximately 3.61 km² and contains a live exhibition of more than twenty thousand different species of plants coming from various parts of the world. 


Skeet of Saint Savva

Savvino-Storozhevskiy Monastery

Landmark Orthodox monastery with a grand exterior and altar frescoes dating to the 1420s.

Cozy streets of Zvenigorod


Radonezh is an absolutely beautiful village where Sergiy Radonezhsky once lived. The old town of Radonezh is known to have existed since the first half of the 14th century. Transfiguration Church (Церковь Преображения Господня, 1842) along with the nearby Sacred spring, a font and a monument to St. Sergius are located on the outskirts of the village. Very impressive place!


Abramtsevo Museum Reserve is one of the most famous art museums in Russia. The history of Abramtsevo is associated with the names of artists Segey Aksakov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilya Repin, Vasiliy Polenov, Valentin Serov and Savva Mamontov. Dozens of paintings which are internationally treasured now were created there. Abramtsevo was founded in 18th century.

The architectural gem of Abramtsevo is the Church of the Savior (Церковь Спаса Нерукотворного Образа), built by architect Pavel Samarin, according to designs by the artists Victor Vasnetsov and Vasily Polenov.

Gremyachiy Klyuch

The waterfall (or natural spring) is located in the Moscow region east of Sergiev Posad. According to legends, this spring arose at the request of Sergius of Radonezh. The fame of this holy spring spread throughout the Russian land and the site is visited by about 3000 tourists a year.

Moscow Botanical Garden


England, November-December 2022



Holland park

Japanese Garden

Royal Albert Hall

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 25 Nov 2022

The Albert Memorial

Hyde Park