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Flight Over The Red Square

Flight Over The Red Square

When Lenin's Mausoleum (Lenin's Tomb) is open they cordon off the whole Red Square to secure the main square of Russia, so-called by citizens "The Heart Of Russia" from 10 am to 1 pm (open hours of Lenin's mausoleum). From the times of USSR any flights (planes or helicopters) are forbidden over Moscow city (only by special occasions with permission of Ministry of Air Force Defense) and only a bird can pass so many restrictions and make the free-fly over The Red Square.

Since the time of Ivan III(15th century), the square has been the scene of great public events, mainly political - rallies, demonstrations, and processions. In earlier times, The Red Square was also a place of execution. In the second half of 20th century, in the time of "cold war", the Red Sqaure was famous to the World with military parades which were provided every year by Communist Party to show the might of USSR.

On this picture you can see the view on the famous St. Basil's cathedral and the most remarkable tower of Moscow Kremlin - Savior's Tower from the right side of State Historical Museum.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
Tour to The Red Square
August 2nd, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-06-26 at 08:52:47

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Ian Hayles Ian Hayles
From: Australia
Date: 2013-07-12 00:47:30

We were prompted to make plans to visit Moscow this year when our daughter Elizabeth was invited to attend a medical conference in June 2013. Our friends Richard and Stacey Host had visited Moscow in February 2013 and recommended Arthur.
It was the best decision. In three days we saw so much and learnt so much about Russian history and its impact and connections with our own history.
We firstly visited St Petersburg for three days on our own and then travelled to Moscow by the fast train Sapsan. Arthur was there to greet us and immediately took us to Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM Department Store. After a quick lunch we visited the vast Moscow Kremlin with all its fascinating buildings. Arthur explained a lot of things to us and took lots of photos. He then drove us to our hotel and helped us check in.
The next day Arthur took us Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. Many famous people are buried in the cemetery. Later we went to Sparrow Hills and Victory Park (WWII memorial). The peace and beauty of the convent on a sunny day was special in contrast to sadness of the Victory Park with its Hall of Memory and Sorrows. The Museum and collection of military vehicles (including the famous T34 tank) and aircraft was very interesting.
On Friday we did a Countryside tour to Sergiyev Posad (Russian Jerusalem). It was lovely to be out of the city and to enjoy the country area. We finished off the day by walking round the All-Russia Exhibition centre (VDNKh). Once more Arthur drove us back to hotel.
What a great experience! Thank you Arthur for your Tour Guiding competence, friendly accepting character and great photographs. We highly recommend him.