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Contents of issue July 2007

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Tour of Italy
We headed back to Italy via the Concerto restaurant to review a small sample of the many Italian wines in Moscow.
Passport Picks

Editorís choice
Regards from Shaoling. Russian Romance. Summertime...
St Petersburg Pages

The Hermitage
The must see site in St Petersburg
Editorís Choice
Caviar Connoisseurs Welcome. Where Irish Eyes are Always Smiling. The British in St Petersburg
The Best Address in St Petersburg
Arguably the best address to stay, if you are visiting St Petersburg, is Nevsky Prospekt, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7.

People on the Move
Mathieu Greppo, Bradley Mazurek, Hans Wicks, Varun Gupta
How I didnít Spend My Summer in Russia
Lately, I have been feeling a lot of pressure to ďget up and goĒ out of Moscow to see the rest of the country.
Our Lady of Hope: Catholic Ministry in Moscow
For English and French speakers in Moscow, there is a wonderful weekly service conducted in the crypt.
Tricks of the Trade Ė The Lanes
One of the keys to navigating Bedrock traffic is proper choice of lane.
Special Report

Malaysian-Russian Relations Ripe for Development
The year 2007 marks another important milestone for Malaysia-Russia relations as both countries celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations.
Russian-Malaysian Trade Ready to Growth
Until now Russia is low down on the list of Malaysiaís trading partners.
Buying Property in Malaysia
Malaysia offers relatively inexpensive real estate deals.
Getting There
The beauty about planning a trip to Malaysia is that while itís possible to fly to Kuala Lumpur or other cities you donít have to!
Malaysians to Blast off to ISS
Two Malaysians are undergoing training at Star City in preparation for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) this Autumn.
Visit Malaysia
This is the year chosen to promote Malaysia as a leading holiday destination.
Malaysia a Choice Business Location
A new study has found that in terms of reputation as a base to do business, Malaysia was ranked seventh out of 41 countries surveyed worldwide.
Retire to Malaysia
Why not try living in Malaysia, with its perpetually warm tropical climate, inviting shorelines of pure white sands and clear blue sea, friendly locals...
Alluring Contrasts in Kuala Lumpur
Springing from a tiny muddy mining village, Kuala Lumpur grew into Malaysiaís dynamic capital.
Palatial Stay at the Hub
The Hotel Istana recaptures the essence of a bygone era of royal Malay-sultanate hospitality at the hub of the business, shopping and entertainment centre of Kuala Lumpur.
Luxury Accommodation in the City Centre
Situated in the cityís busiest entertainment and commercial district, is one of the largest hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Sightseeing
Petronas Towers, Menara KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Chinatown, Aquaria KLCC, Malaysian Cuisine
Kuala Lumpur Nightlife
Bukit Bintang is a playground for party-goers come sundown. Hip nightspots and gastro-pubs.
Location, Location, Location Puts Hilton Ahead
The Hilton Hotelís main advantage is its convenient location.
Postcard from Belarus

Belarusian Babushka Remedies
When traveling to Belarus, itís best not to let on that you are suffering from a runny nose, athletesí foot, or any other form of bodily malady.

Nine West
President of the US footwear corporationís international division, says Nine West and the Apparel Group are committed to offering fashion footwear at an affordable price.
Value Added Shopping Throughout Europe
Desiree Bollier is a dynamic, tightly packaged lady who exudes energy.
Do Svidaniya DFID
After fifteen years, DFID is pulling out of Russia.
Andreas Romanos, AEB
Andreas Romanos, CEO of the Association of European Businesses for the last three years, is moving on.

Fillet of Angus beef with a leek stilton and porcini crust. Mango summer pudding
Real Estate

Russian Real Estate Investment
Russia has succeeded in making considerable progress in achieving macro-economic stabilization in 2006.
High-End Dachas
In Moscow, ďgoing nativeĒ can mean knowing when to leave the city for respite from the city heat.

A Londonerís Sunday
Piers Gladstone abandons the tourist trails and the glitzy West End to take us off the beaten track in London.
The Arts

History of Art
Sergei Malyutin had been a renowned portrait artist long before the Revolution.
Indiaís 60 Years of Ties with Russia
Kanwal Sibal, the Indian Ambassador to Russia, was looking for a way to mark the 60th Anniversary of India-Russia diplomatic relations.

Motherland by Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts decided he would take a year off from a life of frantic photojournalism to slowly travel around Russia with his wife.

Retail news
Shopaholic Guide 2007 launched in Russia. Mercury ushers in Ralph Lauren. TopShop on a roll in Russia. Da Vinci presents a new Fani Gioielli Collection.
Dining Out

Nick Van Riemsdijk, Marriott Moscow City Center
Nick Van Riemsdijk, Executive Chef of Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center talks to Annet Kulyagina.
Restaurant Review

Hospitality News
First Guests expected in new Pokrovka Hotel. London restaurateur has novel approach to building Russian business. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski adopts vodka. Renaissance Hotel summer terrace opens
Concerto of Creativity
One peek at the menu and it is clear that Concerto will not be an ordinary Italian dining experience.
Out and About

Prince Robert Visits Moscow
Prince Robert of Luxembourg visited Moscow at the end of May.
Fusion of Art and Cuisine
Cafe des Artistes is garnering an artistic reputation under the guidance of director Dolf Michel.
Shopaholicsí Lunch
Value Retail and Vogue Russia held an ďintimate lunchĒ to celebrate the launch of the Russian edition of The Shopaholicís Guide 2007.
Presidentís Golf Cup
Le Meridien Moscow Country Club hosted the 14th annual Presidentís Golf Cup on the 31st of May.
Stars Go out in Mercedes
Classical Mercedes cars participated in a rally on Moscow roads for the third time on May 19th.
Kate Me or Hate Me
From May 31 until June 4 Moscow Art Center (in Neglinnaya) hosted an original exhibition ďKate me or Hate meĒ.
The Effect of Presence
Natalia Kolesova a journalist, theatre and ballet critic is herself now a legend.

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