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Summertime in Moscow 2019

Botanical Garden Aptekarskiy Ogorod

Baby birds growing up process 🙂

VDNKHa

Ostankino Teletower

International historical reconstruction festival called “Times and Epochs” takes place in Moscow every summer. Hunderd of reenactors from different countries recreated various epochs from Antiquity to the 20th century on the streets and boulevards of Moscow. I took some pictures of “Russians in Paris in 1814” which was dedicated to the foreign campaign of 1813-1814, during which the Russian army occupied Paris. Confrontation gave place to a peaceful life many parts of which were represented at this site including different professions of that time, food, costumes, uniaxial cart, ship and horses.

Maya people from Mexico were also visiting Moscow as a part of that historicl festival.

Moscow suburbs

Panoramic Moscow view from the CDM Rooftop.

Red Square at night. State Historical museum.

St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Kazan Cathedral

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Multimedia exhibition “Van Gogh. Letters to Theo”

Very impressive multimedia exhibition “Van Gogh. Letters to Theo” in Moscow. It was great to see legendary paintings on the big screens and listen to the amazing story of Vincent’s life in letters to his brother Theo.

The exhibition took place on the territory of Design center Artplay which used to be an old factory and is currently a home to architectural studios, art galleries and music venues.

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Springtime in Moscow 2019

First signs of spring – Snowdrops which start blooming even under the snow! 🙂

First spring flowers look so delicate.

After the rain…

Nature is slowly awakening from a long winter sleep.

Beautiful church on the Easter day. Церковь Благовещения Пресвятой Богородицы.

Magnolias are blooming!

Sakura blossom is a kind of wonder.

Moscow Botanical Garden

VDNKHa is a permanent Exhibition show and amusement park.

Apple trees.

Храм-часовня Святителя Василия Великого.

Botanical Garden Aptekarskiy Ogorod.

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A Cappella International Festival, Moscow May 2019

Every spring the entire Moscow is singing! A Cappella International Festival takes place in the city as a part of the Moscow Seasons street events. Solo performers and vocal groups from all over the world are singing at the most unusual concert venues across city. This year I was lucky to see and photograph 3 great bands who are very different from each other and each of them has their unique style.

The Alley Cats, a sunny Doo Wop group from the sunny California. All of their shows are absolutely amazing, full of great sound, positive vibes and tight harmonies. They are performing hits of the 1950 and 60s. It is always a pleasure to see them and listen to their music. Audience loves this band so much, that’s why they won a fan favorite prize!

Just 6 is an amazing band from Johannesburg, South Africa. They are singing some traditional African tunes which sound very unique and some kind of psychedelic. The band is appreciated for their crisp vocals and unforgettable melodies. These guys walked away with the Second Place Prize. 🙂

Six Appeal Vocal band from Minneapolis, USA won Grand Prize this year as well as last year. Their shows are always very dynamic and energetic, their sound is electrifying and fresh. Both the band and audience are having much fun singing along and dancing!

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Maslenitsa in Moscow

Maslenitsa, also known as a Pancake week, is celebrated on the last week before the Great Lent. It is a symbol of Russian folk festivals full of fun, games and of course different kinds of pancakes! Today Russia celebrates Maslenitsa the old way showing the original traditions and history to the young generation and tourists of course. Public spaces are decorated with straw, stalls with national food, bright and colorful carousels etc. Also there are different kinds of performances held everywhere in the streets. 
Maslenitsa ends with the burning of the figure of the Winter, symbolically it means the end of winter cold and the beginning of the spring. Maslenitsa ends with the burning of the figure of the Winter, symbolically it means the end of winter cold and the beginning of the spring.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking place in 11 Russian cities this year. Football fans and tourists traveled to Russian cities from all over the world to see their teams, matches and simply enjoy this great atmosphere. The atmosphere is unbelievably friendly. I think even if a person isn’t interested in football at all, he/she will enjoy those World Cup vibes of unity that can be felt by everyone. It’s a very pleasant feeling to see almost all nations together singing and dancing in the streets finally having forgot about politics and wars.