Архив метки: guiding in Moscow

Labyrinths of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Part Three.

Having acquired a few forged works, Pavel Tretyakov made a rule to buy directly from the artist. Which is why he got furious when he saw two signatures on one of the paintings acquired from Shishkin. It said Shishkin and Savitsky. Savitsky suggested that Shishkin should depict bears in his «Morning in a Pine Wood» (Hall 25), but it is still not known whether he painted the bears himself or his contribution was limited to the advice. Anyway, he withdrew his signature and the work is attributed solely to Shishkin.

Morning in a Pine Wood

«Heroes (Bogatyri)» by Viktor Vasnetsov (Hall 26), though a trite motif as it may seem, was a two decades’ work of the artist. The ancient warriors represent three different Russian characters: power of the Russian land, power to defend the Russian land and the poetic nature of the Russian land.

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City Tour Phrasebook for an English Language Tour Guide

City tour phrasebook is a useful tool for those who are going to become guides in Moscow and for those who would like to expand their vocabulary.

A guide is not only the one, who shows the way and leads the group through the unknown location and provides its description, but a cultural ambassador, conflict arbitrator and impeccable customer relations agent.

The profession of a guide is full of unpredictable range of situations in which the guide must be able to talk about culture, religion, politics and social life.

I captured some practical vocabulary, explanations, examples, which will equip you with specific and general terminology and help you communicate effectively in various scenarios.

Each part can be viewed separately and deserves more attention. My goal is to help the beginners in the profession of a tour guide, which is why I trimmed the vocabulary to this format. Читать далее