If you are looking for the real local experience in this beautiful city, you are on the right track! If you don't want to be bored of useless facts and dates but want to have an insightful and enjoyable tour, you've opened the right page.
I was born in Moscow and I've been living in this wonderful city most of my life. I love Moscow with all my heart and I want to share this love with you! Russia is a unique country and you will never find such place anywhere in the world! I always try to be as friendly and flexible as possible that you will have a positive and emotional experience of your tour. I will give you lot of interesting information and it will be always relevant. I am fluent in English and speak a bit of Italian.
If you are interested in USSR history and want to know more about the communist era, you've picked out the right guide. I was born in 1971, went to Soviet school, sang Soviet songs and read Soviet poems. I can share this nice experience with you. I also passed through the transition period when the Soviet Union collapsed and the free market economy was established. I personally experienced all the difficulties of the transition period that was quite exciting!
I graduated from the Moscow University and used to work in a number of large international companies in sales and marketing. I worked together with many colleagues from different countries including US, Australia, Europe. I travelled a lot and I always enjoyed meeting new people and sharing the knowledge and the ideas.
I have always been interested in Russian history so I can share with you my knowledge. Particularly I really enjoy studying the pre-revolution period history as well as the Soviet period. I know well most of the major sightseeing's in Moscow-the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent, , Seven Sisters skyscrapers, Moscow metro stations, famous museums and the Bolshoi Theater, Sparrow Hills and other famous observation spots.
I can also propose you the off-the-beaten-path tours and bring you to the places where mostly local people go. You can discover Moscow as a local with me! If you wish to have the experience in cooking local food - just let me know and I will organize it in the kitchen of locals. Russian vodka is in the house! You may also go with me to see the nightlife of Moscow as this city never sleeps!
I've been working as a local guide for several years and I've had the pleasure of sharing all I know about this great city with my clients all over the world. Many of my clients from US have become my friends and we keep communicating with them. In case you need private transportation, I have more than 20 years driving experience and I can safely drive you around the city or for the countryside tour with my large and comfortable Volkswagen Multivan.
Here are some of the main benefits of working with me:
*available at short notice
*always ready to customize your tour
*local experience and fun
I deeply enjoy being with people and help them to discover my own city! You have the right choice with ToursByLocals and me as your guide!
A Recent Review of this guide
Vlad comes highly recommended by us: me, wife (hard-to-please History teacher) and grown up sons (don't suffer fools gladly). Vlad showed great empathy, listened and clearly appreciated what we were looking for and then organised the tour to suit us. He has a dry sense of humour, has some interesting things to say and was good to be with. All in all, an excellent guide who made the experience informative and a great pleasure.
Certificate of a professional tour guide
Driving license (1993), safe driving course certificate
Worked for Global International companies (Nestle, Philip Morris)
List of business training certificates (communication skills, negotiation skills, sales skills, presentation skills)
Perfect knowledge of Moscow city (born and raised here)