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Saturday, 19 November 2016

19 November 2016. Our Great Russian Motherland… New Monument to Grand Prince St Vladimir in Moscow



This is a new monument to Grand Prince St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of all the Russias. It’s in Borovitskaya Square, which is opposite the Borovitskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.


Sunday, 8 May 2016

8 May 2016. Our Great Russian Motherland: Ivan the Great Belltower in the Moscow Kremlin (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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The Ivan the Great Belltower (Колокольня Ивана Великого) is the tallest tower in the Moscow Kremlin, with a height of 81 metres (266 ft). Grand Prince Ivan III Vasilyevich (“The Great”) of Moscow and all Rus built it in 1508 for the cathedrals in Cathedral Square, as they didn’t have their own belltowers. Like so many other buildings in the Kremlin, an Italian architect designed it. Until the building of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in 1883, it was the tallest building in Moscow; it was forbidden to put up any building taller than the Belltower. Napoleon attempted to blow the tower up as part of his retreat from Moscow, but it only suffered minor structural damage. Inside the tower, a 329-step spiral staircase leads to the highest observation deck. It has a choir of 22 bells (18 small, 4 large).


Thursday, 2 January 2014

RIA-Novosti Presents… Photos of the Week, 21-27 December 2013: Olympic Fire, Ded Moroz, Kobzon the Terrible, and Others…

00 Images of the Week 01. Olympic Flame in Ufa. 02.01.14

A cop on duty during the Olympic torch relay in Ufa.


00 Images of the Week 02. Ded Moroz in Moscow. 02.01.14

Policeman salutes a driver dressed as Ded Moroz, who brought the New Year’s tree to the Moscow Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 03. Khodorkovsky in Berlin. 02.01.14

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of YUKOS, at a press conference at the Museum of the Berlin Wall {the place is a crapitalist rip-off, the admission is 12.50 Euros (564 Roubles. 17 USD. 18 CAD. 19 AUD. 10.40 UK Pounds) per person! An appropriate venue for a scammer, isn’t it?: editor}.


00 Images of the Week 04. Maidan in Kiev. 02.01.14

Demonstrator at pro-EU rally on the Maidan in Kiev from the Narodnoye Veche  group.


00 Images of the Week 05. Bandy. Kzan vs Moscow. 02.01.14

Dynamo-Kazan goalkeeper Anders Svensson with Yevgeni Ivanushkin (Dynamo-Moscow) and Aleksei Bushuev (Dynamo Kazan) (left to right) in the Russian Super Cup for Bandy.


00 Images of the Week 06. Kobzon and Tereshkova. 02.01.14

Iosif Kobzon, First Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee on Culture, and Valentina Tereshkova, Deputy Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee for International Affairs, at a plenary meeting.


00 Images of the Week 07. Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. 02.01.14

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova leaving the correctional colony after her amnesty.


00 Images of the Week 08. Putin and Nazarbayev. 02.01.14

President Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (right to left) before the beginning of the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Community in the Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 09. Skater Plyushchenko. 02.01.14

Yevgeni Plyushchenko competing in men’s single figure skating short programme at the Russian Cup figure skating championship in Sochi.


00 Images of the Week 10. Kremlin Yolka. 02.01.14

The view from the top of the main New Year’s tree in Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin.


00 Images of the Week 11. Obraztsova & Urin. Bolshoi Opera. 02.01.14

Opera singer Yelena Obraztsova and Vladimir Urin, the Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, at a press conference devoted to the 50th anniversary of Obraztsova’s début on the stage.


00 Images of the Week 12. Ballet in Novosibirsk. 02.01.14

A scene from Tchaikovsky‘s ballet The Nutcracker staged by Igor Zelensky on the stage of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.


00 Images of the Week 13. Ded Moroz. Garden Ring Moscow. 02.01.14

Ded Moroz made a lap around the Garden Ring.


00 Images of the Week 14. Ded Moroz. Moscow Zoopark. 02.01.14

Actors wearing deer antlers play with children at the Moscow Zoopark during a presentation featuring Ded Moroz.


00 Images of the Week 15. Kalashnikov. Izhevsk. 02.01.14

Lying in state of the coffin of small arms designer Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Izhevsk.


27 December 2013



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