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Birthday of Stalin & Snowfalls

Birthday of Stalin & Snowfalls

The 21st of December is the birthday of Stalin, who was the leader of USSR in the middle of 20th century and died at 1953. On this date at 2005 I was walking with my clients nearby the Red Square, which was closed by this occasion, but fortunately I had a chance to make several photos of the people (mostly old generation) who came here to put flowers to the tomb of Stalin near Kremlin wall and Lenin's Mausoleum (tomb). From the distance it seemed like that the communists were trying to take Kremlin back to Soviet times :-). The people hold the red banners with symbols of USSR and portraits of Stalin.

During last winter were a lot of snowfalls in Moscow and even extremely cold temperatures at the end of January (-30...-35 C). On this picture you can see the Red Square during the real Russian winter and snowfall, which lasted several days.

PS: How it looks different if to compare with current winter of 2006-2007 - still no snow in Moscow in middle of January! Just incredible and unusual!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookianov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
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Photo taken on 2005-12-21 at 12:13:28

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From: Chelan, Washington USA
Date: 2006-10-23 01:14:00

What a good decision it was to hire Arthur as our guide for our extra day in Moscow after our Viking River Cruise. He was on ship promptly at the agreed upon time to meet us and load our luggage in his new car. He first took us to our hotel, and then because we were early and the room was not ready, he graciously offered to bring us back after lunch to help us check-in and then continue the tour. We choose three sights that we did not see on the cruise. Arthur knows his way around, drove safely, and escorted us inside each location. His knowledge in guiding us through was invaluable and he made sure we saw the most important items or features. We also went to a delightful resturant where the locals go to eat, which was reasonable and good. Besides being knowledgeable in his history, Arthur speaks very good English. When we finished the last tour he added some bonus areas he wanted us to see and refused to charge more than the agreed upon price. What an honest, dependable, humorus, intelligent, and super friendly gentleman. We would highly recommend him as a guide and driver to anyone going to the Moscow area. We enjoyed him so much that instead of having the hotel get us to the airport, we hired Arthur the next morning to take us. Again, he was ready and waiting, and got us to the airport almost on the dot as to what he told us it would take. He would not leave us until he was sure we understood where to go and then answered any final questions we had. Thanks Arthur for helping to make our trip to Russia so very special!!