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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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Sean Gillis & Hiro Yoshida Sean Gillis & Hiro Yoshida
From: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 2006-12-04 16:39:53

Hiro and I recently spent three days in Moscow to attend the 2006 Cup of Russia at which a friend of ours participated. From the moment we contacted Arthur via this website, he was completely professional. Our flights arrived and left during the middle of the night, but it was no problem to Arthur to collect us and bring us where we needed to go. He even helped us check-in at our hotel and when we left he brought us right to our check-in counter. Unfortunately, we didn't have very much time for sightseeing, but we had come all the way to Moscow, so we wanted to see a bit of the city. Arthur put together a short tour to take us around to some of the major sights (Church of Christ Our Saviour, Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, etc.). Being a photographer, he also knew the best vantage points to get some nice pictures. He was so knowledgable about Moscow and it was great to hear his commentary about the city. He also helped us very much in shopping for souvenirs and recommending reasonable places to eat. All in all, Arthur made our stay in Moscow so enjoyable and memorable and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who visits Moscow.