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Contents of issue February 2012

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Crown of the Earth. Henry Moore, the canon of modern sculpture. Play. Light.
Folk music in perfect acoustics. Joyce Yang. Rock Tristesse by Okean Elzy.
Giotto. The silver city: St. Petersburg in photographs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Tales of Gypsies at Nashchokin Gallery.
Theatre Review

What`s On
The Time of Women. Mademoiselle Nitouche. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

Whats on at the Flicks?
The highest profile Russian film to be released this month is Alexander Sokurovs Faust.
Your Moscow

From Dust to Dust: The Back Streets of Zamoskvorechye.
Literary Moscow

The Alexander Ostrovsky House
If the noise and rumble of the centre are getting you down, go by Metro to Tretyakovskaya or Novokuznetskaya.
Out and About

Rugby, Year of the Dragon!
2012 is the Year of The Dragon, in the Chinese calendar!

Investing via a Fund Platform
Fund platforms reduce your administrative burden so that you and your financial adviser have more time to concentrate on realising your goals.
The Way It Is

Svyatki (fortune telling)
Did you spend the two weeks following Russian Christmas sorting out your future? Why not?
Back in early December, just as many of us thought that Russia was slipping back to Brezhnevite stagnation, something truly amazing happened.

The Lesser Known Buddhists
Much of Europe has remained unaware that Buddhism is a religion that is not practiced only in east Asia, but is also a mainstream faith in secluded pockets of Eastern Europe.

When Russians bump into their fellow citizens abroad, their initial reaction is usually one of either surprise or embarrassment.
The Way It Was

Red Wedding, part 2
One evening in December 1985, when the snow was falling in thick flakes on Strastnoi (Passion) Boulevard, I bumped into the tall, dark and devastatingly handsome Konstantin Gagarin.

How a Foreign Citizen in the Russian Federation Can Replace Lost Documents
He or she must immediately make a declaration of the fact.
Real Estate

The Strangest Real Estate Deals
From time to time, really bizarre properties are offered for rent in Moscow.
Cheapest apartment went for 3.5 million roubles. State agencies buildings to be sold or converted.

The Russian Lesson
In Russian theres just the one word: (followed, if youre interested, by the genitive plural).

Puzzle Page
Photo quiz. Word Searches. "Swiss Sudoku".
The Fisherman and His Soul
By Oscar Wilde, abridged and re-told for PASSPORT.
Thinkers Page

Kaleidoscope: the Great Seen Small
Curious how things stick in the memory.
Book Review

All You Need is Hate, Lenin and his Comrades
Is there really anything new to say about Lenin?

Dance for Love!
Life seems pretty hectic sometimes, or probably even most of the time.

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