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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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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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A Cappella International Festival in Moscow

This 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.

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I especially enjoyed a great show by The Alley Cats, a band from LA, California.