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Savinskaya embankment

Savinskaya embankment

This photo I took from a new pedestrian bridge, which was built over Moscow-River in 2002, from the side of Raddison Slavyanskaya Hotel and Kievsky Railway Station. This is view on the Savinskaya embankment, not so far from downtown of the city. You can see here intersting big curved apartment building with a green sign "Borodino". This building was built in Stalin times (all buildings which were built in the middle of 20th century, when Stalin was the leader of USSR, we call "Stalin's buildings", which is very expencive to rent or buy now a days). The name of this building "Borodino" - is the name of the field where was very important battle between French and Russian troops during the war with Napoleon 1812.

In the middle of this photo (background) you can also watch the tower of one of famous Seven Sisters, built by Stalin order at 1951 - This is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

All these buildings look very impressive and there are good examples of "Stalin Gothic" architecture, but all of them were built using slave labor of people.

Photo taken on 2005-09-03 at 21:41:14

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Brandon  Pelsmaeker Brandon Pelsmaeker
From: United States
Date: 2012-06-13 23:08:10

To my Guide Arthur

Throughout the last seven years I have spent a lot of time traveling to different parts of the world, exploring whenever and wherever I can in order to better appreciate the world around us. Several months ago I decided it was time to visit Russia and Moscow was one city that I have wanted to visit since I was in grade school, so the pressure to see and experience the Russian capital was on. After a series of random internet searches I found a guide that had good reviews and so I decided to send an email whereupon several days later Arthur Lookyanov replied with a detailed itinerary of sights to see and a very organized cost sheet that made everything concise and easy to understand. My tour to Moscow began in the early June, 2012 and was the last leg of a mini European tour that included Berlin, St. Petersburg, Chernobyl, Kiev and after a long delay navigating through customs I met Arthur at a Snack Time café area. Right from the start Arthur was on time, waited for my delayed entry and navigated the airport like it was his second home.
Throughout all of my three tours, Arthur was always on time, organized what we saw from beginning to end, allowed enough time to take as many pictures as one wanted with a break for lunch and made adjustments to the itinerary when it rained or crowds got in the way of our tour. When you sign for one of Arthur’s tours, you can rest assured he will not be sitting in his car texting while you navigate the Russian subway system because he will be there with you every step of the way regardless of weather, circumstance or Kremlin security. What is also a real bonus throughout his tours, it that Arthur brings along his very professional camera whereby taking pictures from his perspective therefore you get a second camera snapping shots to further enhance your Moscow experience. His energy to show the beauty of Moscow is immediately apparent because his knowledge about Russian history is overwhelming even for a professional historian and Arthur’s drive to make sure you get the best tour possible is without question what sets him apart from other tour operators. It is without reservation or doubt that when I return to Moscow Arthur Lookyanov will be my personal guide and photographer.

Brandon Pelsmaeker
Riverside, California