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Towers of Resurrection Gates

Towers of Resurrection Gates

This picture I took long time ago, one summer day in 2005. I remember that I took it by pure accident talking with my clients about the double eagle on these towers, which is the symbol of Old Russia (before revolution 1917). & New (from 90s, after starting democracy) Russia. The towers of the Resurrection Gates on the Red Square are very decorative and colorful. I like this picture with sharp architectural details of these towers very much and hope you will like it too.

The Resurrection Gates nearby the Red square was the part of the former KitaiGorod wall. It was destructed in 1930s, in Stalin's times, to extend the Red Square for meetings and military parades. The Gates were reconstructed by their original shape with its beautiful towers and symbols of Old Russia in 1993-1995.

The double headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry. It was the coat of arms of the Byzantine Empire where the heads represented the dual sovereignty of the Emperor (secular and religious) and/or dominance of the Roman Emperors over both East and West. After fall of Constantinople, Grand Moscow Prince (Ioan III) adopted this symbol as the state emblem in 1472 to position themselves as successors to the Byzantine state and to likewise symbolize their dominion over the west (Europe) and the east (Asia).

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
Jan 12th, 2007

Photo taken on 2005-08-09 at 10:33:04

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Pedro Salomao and  Orival Gonçalves Pedro Salomao and Orival Gonçalves
From: USA
Date: 2013-03-23 11:24:43

I'm so glad we found Arthur online. He was extremely professional, cordial and such a pleasure to be around. Arthur picked us up at the airport and drove us to the hotel. We spent the entire next day together sightseeing and learning not only about the city but also about Russian history. On the following day, we did the night tour, which was amazingly beautiful, I highly recommend it. Arthur was always on time and never rushed us from one sight to another. His car, a new Honda CRV, is very comfortable and clean. For non-smokers, this is the car for you as I didn't detect a trace of cigarette smell.
During our tours, he also took some amazing pictures, some of which were so beautiful that could be used as postcards.
I will definitely recommend Arthur to all my friends and family and will contact him again anytime I come back to Moscow.
Thank you Arthur for an amazing time in Moscow.
Orival and Pedro