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Contents of issue May 2007

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The Bottom Line

Editorís Choice
Coffee break, Paying respect to the classics, Mickey mouse goes skating, Made in China, Spanish treat

Community Listing
Nationalities; Charity; Social; Music, Dance, Theatre; Sport; Culture and more; Religion; Help
People On the Move
Joerg Beginen, Nicolas Kipper, Bernard Sucher, Edward Kaufman, Maxim Gasiev, Vasily Potapov
Father Simon: Profile in Faith, Courage and Giving Back to the Community
Father Simon Stephens sat with us in his 19th Century Parsonage at St Andrewís Anglican Church and shared with us his personal history.
Cats on Parade
Iím not sure if there are any expats in Moscow who havenít gone past the weird little theater on Kutuzovsky Prospect with the big sign and wondered aloud.
The Rusalka
Any young man who finds himself wandering home along a river in the dead of night should beware.
Kudrinka Kids to Cincinnati
One of the rewards of Moscow living is the occasional encounter with the hard working souls.
Rules of the Road
There was a recent fender bender in Bedrock; the black BMW 750 of a General from the FSB collided with the black Mercedes 500 of a General of the MVD.

Natalia Bragina Ė the Pasta Lady
The pasta is starting to get a bit of a glossy reputation amongst some of Moscowís expat chef community.
Cover Story

Credit Boom
A nation possessing 38% of the worldís natural resources is filthy rich Ė full stop.
James Cook, Father of the Russian Mortgage
If we speak about the credit boom and its history, no story would be complete without a reference to the mortgage business.
Expats Can Get Mortgages Here
The Russian state-owned Agency for Mortgage Housing Lending has actually financed a number of mortgages for expats through Uniastrum Bank in Moscow.
Tips on Getting the Right Loan
When it comes time to get a mortgage or consumer loan, it pays to shop around.

Sugar Coated Black Cod, Ponzu Dressing
A dish to make at home

The Medicine of Trust
When the Editor of Passport, John Bonar, was experiencing pains in his leg last November, he turned to the diplomatic Medincentre clinic for treatment.
Real Estate

New Moscow Mall is World Class
Evropeiski Mall is now nearly complete and practically all tenants have moved in.
CBC Park Huaming in Moscow
Savant will oversee the planning, design and construction of CBC Park Huaming, the largest Chinese investment project in Russia to date.
The Arts

Mozartís Masonic Magic Performed Monthly in Moscow
Little known to visitors of Moscow is a special opportunity to experience a performance of Mozartís Masonic The Magic Flute.

Looking for Prizewinners
With the help of the attentive GQ staff, Knights Of Vine Russia (KOVR) set off on the whites first, but anxiously awaited the reds.

Shopping News
Salon for elite few, Da Vinci salon presents a new jewelry collection from Adler, Khazana opens in Moscow trendy area!, A British approach to your wardrobe, Mariomi
Dining Out

Hospitality News
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Tanís Spring Menu, Festival of Canadian Cuisine, The Chaine des Rotisseurs launches in Moscow,
Restaurant Review

Gentlemenís Quarterly not just for Gentlemen
Right after opening Dymov No.1 chain of beer restaurants, Arkady Novikov has swung back to refined dining with the opening of GQ Bar.
Glen Ballis, Executive Chef of íNedalny Vostokí
I am stuck with the Russian food!
Out and About

AmCham Afterhours
In March AmCham threw a business after hours event at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya near the Beloruskaya train station.
St. Patrickís Day Celebrated in Style
Despite some unseasonably warm weather Ė whereís the snow?
Concert Raises Funds for Childrenís Home
A Russian folk music concert in the EC Ambassadorís residence by teenagers from a Pskov region childrenís home helped raise funds for three orphans.
EAB Networking
H.E. the Ambassador of Italy, Vittorio Claudio Surdo, and Mrs. Roya Surdo generously hosted the Association of European Businesses EuroReception.
CA Tastes Some Pricey Vintages
CA held its first annual ESP Partner Summit at the Marriott Grand Aurora on 21 March.
Le Gourmand and Chefs Meet des Artistes
Chaine des Rotisseurs held its first Dinner Amical outside of the Balchug Kempinski Hotel in mid April at Cafe des Artistes.
The Last Word

Gianni Van Daalen
Gianni Van Daalen, Bailli de Moscou, Chaine des Rotisseurs

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