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Seasons Greetings from Russia

Seasons Greetings from Russia

Hanukkah is now well under way, and Christmas is only one week away... Winter holidays are coming and many people in a lot of countries have already started to shop for Christmas gifts and to think about how they can greet the New Year of 2008.

I think that celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year can unite all people in World, from different countries - all of us want to be with our friends, families, relatives. We want happiness and peace. We want stability now and in future. We wish our relatives strong health and pray to God for them.We are happytowatch how our lovely kids growandprepare them for agreat future! Do you agree with me? If yes, lets drinkto that duringour celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas andthe New 2008 Year!!!

This newsis with my personal greetingsfor the current and upcomingwinter holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year of 2008, I would like to dedicate to all my former clients and friends who I met for whole my life. Now I am worried again, as last year, that I will not have a time to send personal seasons greetings to all my friends in many countries, but I hope that they can read my wishes:

- Happy Hanukkah!
- Merry Christmas!
- Happy New 2008 Year!
- Strong Health and Happiness to you and your family!
- Spend a great time during your Winter Vacation!

With this news I would like to post for you a picture which I think will fit 100% to upcoming celebrations of Christmas and New Year. I took this picture on the famous pedestrian street of Moscow, Old Arbat, walking up and down the street with my clients Millie Ball and Keith Marshall on October 28th 2007 and when I got this picture, I immediately decided that I have to post it with the current news.

On the picture you can see a Russian vendor who is dressed in traditional, old Russian costume and who has pretty long Russian beard - very typical for past times. The name of this vendor is Vladimir Vladimirovich (is it sounds familiar? Yes! - the same name has our popular president of Russia, Putin! and, by the way, this vendor is proud of it!), and he sells souvenirs here from 1991. If you will have a chance to be on Old Arbat street, you can find his small booth on the right side at the beginning of the street, if you walk from the Moscow Kremlin. He is very friendly, likes to talk about his daughters (one is ballerina, another - manager in big trade tea company). If you will buy some souvenirs in his booth he will be pleased to let you to take pictures with him. Don't miss him when you will be on Old Arbat street, real fun!!!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
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Last Edited: Dec 18th, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-10-28 at 10:37:51

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Date: 2010-06-28 13:42:38

We just returned from a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. We were concerned about the limited time we had in Moscow, and the fact that we would not be able to see everything we desired. Also, considering that June 12 was a holiday we did not know how that would affect venue openings. We arrived in Moscow late afternoon on June 10, so that day was lost. This basically left us with only 2 days including the holiday.

We were truly fortunate to have found out about Arthur, and yes, all those glowing reviews are true. Prior to leaving home Arthur called us on our computer using Skype and we talked for 45 minutes about our Moscow plans.
Arthur made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and more! We were with him from 8 AM to 6 PM on June 11, and from 9 AM to 1:30 AM on June 12-13.

We travelled all around Moscow in his car, seeing buildings and monuments from every angle, stopping at those sites we wanted most to see, and those, which Arthur suggested. At the Kremlin, we saw all the Kremlin churches, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the changing of the guard. We also toured the Armory and the Diamond Fund. We even went back to Red square after it reopened at one AM to get a closer look at Saint Basil's illuminated. Among other sites, we visited the seven sisters, the GUM department store, the Arbat, Peter the Great monument, the victory memorial, multiple metro stations with their unique interiors, and the Tretyakov Gallery with site guidance and extensive commentary by Arthur. The Sergius Monastery was delightful especially as a service was in progress. On the outskirts of the city we visited the Novodevichy Convent and cemetery. On our last night, we ate at a Ukrainian restaurant and saw the Moscow lights by car and from Sparrow hill and Moscow University where we were expecting fireworks, which never materialized. The crowds however were exciting and the entire Kremlin, not just the towers, was ablaze for Russia Day.

We couldn't be more pleased with the attention and professionalism that Arthur demonstrated. He is knowledgeable about Moscow and Russian history, and is fluent in English. More importantly, he is a genuinely nice person who bent over backwards to ensure that we got the most out of our experience. He goes as fast or as slowly as his guests prefer. His fees are very reasonable, especially considering all the extras, such as photography that he provides.

Probably the best travel money we ever spent. You absolutely can't go wrong seeing Moscow with Arthur.